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’.580994599KT007_Hugh_Jackman580994599KT014_Hugh_JackmanDuring 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.580994599KT010_Hugh_Jackman580994599TW013_Hugh_Jackman580994599TW011_Hugh_JackmanIn 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. 580994599KT018_Hugh_Jackman‘Pan’ arrives in cinemas October 16, with previews on 10 & 11 October.

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