His life story was originally published as Mao’s Last Dancer, which became an international bestseller. Anne Spudvilas is one of Australia’s foremost picture book illustrators and painters. In 2006, Anne traveled with Li to China to visit Li’s village, his family, his friend The Bandit, and the …
Mao’s Last Dancer is the true story of Chinese ballet star Li Cunxin.
Mao’s Last Dancer. From bitter poverty to the stardom of the West – this is the extraordinary true story of one boy’s great courage and determination.
Li Cunxin: the true story of Mao’s Last Dancer. It’s been an extraordinary journey for Li Cunxin. Born in 1961 in Chairman Mao’s Communist China, he was the sixth of seven sons born to peasants who lived in extreme poverty with barely enough food to eat. At the …
Cunxin tells the “true story of Mao’s last dancer,” a first person narration by the author who left home to study dancing and became famous. The narrative is clearly-worded without being pedantic or condescending. Cunxin couples the narrative with colored sketches that reinforce the text.
“Mao’s Last Dancer” was made into a blockbuster film in 2009 and won several international prestigious awards. His book is an unique story of determination, passion, integrity and love. His journey filled with dreams shattered and revitalized.
Mao’s Last Dancer is the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin and his extraordinary journey from a poor upbringing in rural China to international stardom as a world-class ballet dancer. It compellingly captures the struggles, sacrifices and triumphs, as well as the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity amid the pain of exile. DIRECTOR.
Director: Bruce Beresford
Mao’s Last Dancer is a 2009 Australian film based on professional dancer Li Cunxin’s autobiography of the same name. Li Cunxin is portrayed by Birmingham Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Chi Cao (simplified Chinese: 曹驰; traditional Chinese: 曹馳; pinyin: Cáo Chí), Australian Ballet dancer Chengwu Guo (Chinese: 郭承武; pinyin: Guō Chéngwǔ) and Huang Wen Bin.
Based on: Mao’s Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin
Mao’s Last Dancer. The true story of Li Cunxin and his journey from rural China to the bright lights of ballet stardom is brought to the screen in this biographical drama from director Bruce Beresford. In 1972, eleven year old Li Cunxin (Huang Wenbin) was living with his …
Mao’s last dancer is a film based on a true story, the story of a regular boy in China that gets chosen to dance ballet. He doesn’t like it in the start, but eventually he turns into a total star.
Mao’s Last Dancer (564) IMDb 7.3 117 min 2010 PG Subtitles and Closed Captions “Mao’s Last Dancer” is the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin and his extraordinary journey from a poor upbringing in rural China to international stardom as a world-class ballet dancer.