Chinatown dance troupe member allegedly attacked on his way to opening night performance of play – What We Know!

An Asian American dancer was allegedly attacked whereas he was on his method to carry out at The Public Theater in New York Metropolis.    

“His glasses had been damaged, his eye was bruised, and he was kicked a number of instances,” The Public Theater shared to their official Twitter account. “As a result of he couldn’t see effectively, he couldn’t carry out his position however insisted as a substitute on taking part in one of many devices, and the group insisted the efficiency go on as deliberate.”

The unidentified artist is a member of the Chinatown dance troupe Yip’s Dragon Model Kung Fu and Lion Dance, who had been invited to carry out on the opening night time of the off-Broadway play “The Chinese language Girl.”  

He was attacked on Wednesday night time close to Seward Park on the Decrease East Aspect of Manhattan, lower than two weeks after Christina Yuna Lee was brutally murdered in her New York Chinatown condo.

“This violence and the hatred that fuels it stay disgusting and heartbreaking and have created an setting stuffed with concern the place security appears scarce for our Asian American neighbors,” Inventive Administrators Ralph B. Pena and Oskar Eustis wrote in a joint assertion shared to Twitter.

“We’re sending our love and assist to the artist and to the Yip’s Dragon Model Kung Fu and Lion Dance group and their households, and to The Chinese language Girl firm, and we remind ourselves that what we are saying to one another, what we are saying about one another, how we present up for our Asian American neighbors, how we reply when they’re scared or in peril, and the way we present up as allies makes a distinction,” they added. “Cease the hate. It has no place right here.”

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