An Asian American dancer was allegedly assaulted on his way to perform at the Public Theater in New York.
“His glasses were broken, his eye was bruised and he was kicked several times,” The Public Theater said. share on their official Twitter account. “Because he couldn’t see well, he couldn’t play his part but instead insisted on playing one of the instruments, and the band insisted on the performance going ahead as planned.”
The unidentified performer is a member of Chinatown’s dance troupe, Yip’s Dragon Style Kung Fu and Lion Dance, which was invited to perform on the opening night of the off-Broadway play “The Chinese Lady.”
He was attacked Wednesday night near Seward Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, less than two weeks after Christina Yuna Lee was brutally murdered in his Chinatown apartment in New York.
“This violence and the hatred that fuels it remains disgusting and heartbreaking and has created an environment full of fear where safety seems scarce for our Asian American neighbors,” said artistic directors Ralph B. Pena and Oskar Eustis. wrote in a joint statement shared on Twitter.
“We send our love and support to the artist and team of Yip’s Dragon Style Kung Fu and Lion Dance and their families, as well as to The Chinese Lady company, and we remember that what we say, what we say about each other, how we present ourselves to our Asian American neighbors, how we react when they are afraid or in danger, and how we present ourselves as allies makes a difference “, they added. “Stop the hate. He has no place here. »
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