12.8 (Sun) 8pm
North District Town Hall Auditorium
The classic tale of Mulan, a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man to courageously take the place of her aged father in the army, is captivatingly retold in this cutting-edge show merging shadow puppetry and cinematic animation. Hold your breath as Mulan and her majestic white tiger brave the life-or-death dangers of the battlefield. Be stirred by heartwarming scenes with her parents and animal friends.
Founded in 1960, the pioneering Shanghai Puppet Theatre has continuously sought to evolve and innovate, with its internationally renowned performances and many accolades demonstrating the success of the troupe’s far-sighted approach. In this award-winning production, the beauty and delicacy of the traditional art of shadow puppetry is highlighted by using multimedia and atmospheric ink-wash animation on a giant “screen” backdrop. Eye-catching and endearing, and definitely one to watch!