Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin believes mistakes teach the most valuable lessons

The film is already the 11th highest box office success in Australian film history. Li retired from ballet in to pursue a career in the financial sector. Thank you for signing up. Watching the film of my own life is truly surreal.

It's a wonderful life: Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin reflects on his - CultureMap Houston

Australian Story - Leap of Faith. They married in , and in moved to Melbourne with their two children where Li became a principal dancer with the Australian Ballet.

Li Cunxin's website. All Rights Reserved. His journey filled with dreams shattered and revitalized. Guy Kennaway was shocked when his mother asked him to help end her life.

Li Cunxin as a youth in the Beijing Dance Academy. AFL star Eddie Betts calls out yet another incident of racist abuse Man charged over alleged sexual assault of young girl in Perth home photos A 'squinter' for 12 years: Updated May 10, The emotional trauma we went through lasted many years and the heartache was indescribable. It was as if 18 years of my life were being erased. Apart from classical training in dance, which was torturous at times, he learned that to survive he needed resilience, determination and perseverance.

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Artistic director of Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin, has been known as Mao's Last Dancer since the release of his autobiography and a movie of the same name. Identity Matters: In the ballet world, Li Cunxin is an acclaimed dancer who oozes grace in every movement he makes.

On Dec. How would I describe my experiences in Houston? He was accepted into Houston Ballet and, with his brilliant, Chinese-drilled technique, rapidly rose to soloist and principal. It really touched my heart and brought back many special memories of my childhood.

Stage superstar Sarah Brightman brings soaring songs to Houston. So the pursuit of excellence and perfection is what motivates me to go forward.