Movie star Hugh Jackman danced with the Fire Dragon in Hong Kong during the Mid – Autumn Festival. The 46-year-old was in Hong Kong to promote his latest film ‘Pan’.During his stay, Jackman visited one of the oldest neighbourhoods, Tai Hang, and experienced the most authentic cultural heritage with around 100 years of history – Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance. Being the first international star participating in this festivity, Jackman was honoured with a leading role of the parade by holding the Fire Dragon pearl.In the 19th century the people in the village of Tai Hang miraculously stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance. It has become a annual tradition, where up to 300 performers dance the fire dragon, made up of 72,000 sticks of burning incense and a 67-metre-long dragon, through the narrow streets of Tai Hang. ‘Pan’ arrives in cinemas October 16, with previews on 10 & 11 October.
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