30 Mar 2014

Li Cunxin - Dancing for Mao

From Sunday Morning, 11:12 am on 30 March 2014

Li Cunxin, best known for his autobiography 'Mao's Last Dancer', which also became a feature film, will tour New Zealand as part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation's 20th Anniversary celebrations. While he is here he will speak in Auckland and Christchurch to hundreds of secondary school children, and the dance and literary community. In Wellington, he will lead a private master class in classical ballet at the New Zealand School of Dance. Li talks to Wallace about his amazing life story - from rural poverty in China to dancing on stages around the world. He is now the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet.