Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer

Title: Mao's Last Dancer

Release: 2009

Rating: 7.3

Language: English, Mandarin

Country: Australia

Runtime: 117

Genre: Biography,Drama,Music,Romance

Mao's Last Dancer

Release 2009
Rating 7.3
Language English, Mandarin
Country Australia
Runtime 117
Genre Biography,Drama,Music,Romance



A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

Director :

Bruce Beresford

Writer :

Jan Sardi (screenplay), Cunxin Li (autobiography)

Actors :

... Li Cunxin - adult

... Li Cunxin - teenage

... Li Cunxin - boy

... Niang

... Ben Stevenson

... Elizabeth Mackey