Film Screening: Mao'S Last Dancer - RSVP asap, limited seats
The Australian Embassy presents :
Film screening of Mao’s Last Dancer, & Q&A session with Mr Li Cunxin (author of autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer).
The Movie will start at 17.00
Synopsis Mao's Last Dancer
Born in Protected content , Li lived with his six brothers and impoverished parents in China's Shandong Province. His family was destined to be labourers, but when recruiters from Madame Mao's ballet academy in Beijing swept through his single-room school in search of untapped talent to mould into the future leading lights of the Cultural Revolution, eleven-year-old Li was selected, and committed to a strange new life of stringent training, both artistic and ideological. At first, the experience overwhelmed, but when an audacious teacher introduced him to the works of great international performers (via concealed videotapes, no less), Li (excellently played as a young adult by dancer Chi Cao) realized dance's true revolutionary potential.
FREE, pls RSVP asap: Protected content
Limited seats !!