Li Cunxin (Author) Li Cunxin was born in 1961 in the New Village, Li Commune, near the city of. .Anne also illustrated The Peasant Prince, the picture book based on Li Cunxin's international best-selling autobiography Mao's Last Dancer - now a hugely successful motion picture.
Li Cunxin (Author) Li Cunxin was born in 1961 in the New Village, Li Commune, near the city of Qingdao on the coast of north-east China. The sixth of seven sons in a poor rural family, Li's peasant life in Chairman Mao's communist China changed dramatically when, at the age of eleven, he was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural advisers to become a student at the Beijing Dance Academy.
Li Cunxin AO (born 26 January 1961) is a Chinese-Australian former ballet dancer turned stockbroker. He is currently the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet in Brisbane, Australia. Li was the sixth of 7 brothers, born into poverty in the Li Commune near the city of Qingdao in the Shandong province of the People's Republic of China. He often had to support his extremely poor family. Li's early life coincided with Mao Zedong's rule over the new Communist nation.
So begins The Peasant Prince, the true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life. Based upon his internationally best-selling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer, this remarkable picture book captures the essence of one of the most inspiring stories to come from China in many years. With hauntingly beautiful illustrations by award-winning artist Anne Spudvilas, Li's journey of courage and determination is simply told, and as powerful as any fairytale.
The Peasant Prince book. So begins The Peasant Prince,, The true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life
The Peasant Prince book. This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams . So begins The Peasant Prince,, The true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life.
So begins The Peasant Prince,, The true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life. He is so afraid, but his mother urges him to follow his dreams. For soon he will become a dancer, one of the finest dancers in the world. Format Hardback 40 pages. Dimensions 242 x 291 x 10mm 516g. Publication date 29 Oct 2007.
Based on the book by Li Cunxin. Three performances in August - Thursday 25th at 6pm and Friday 26th at 10am & 1. 0pm. productionsWagga Wagga Civic TheatreVideosTHE PEASANT PRINCE - the true story of Mao's Last Dancer.
Li Cunxin's remarkable life story has been brought to the stage for the first time in a new Australian play. Monkey Baa Theatre Company's The Peasant Prince, adapted for the stage from the picture book, tells of Li's childhood in famine-stricken rural China, his selection, at age 11, for training at an elite dance academy in Beijing, and his eventual defection to the United States when he was 19. Li, now the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet, says he wants to inspire children with his story. I was one of seven sons and we were so poor and we were hungry but we always had our parents' love," he says. Their love gave us strength and courage to dream big.
Li Cunxin (Author)Li Cunxin was born in 1961, in the New Village, Li Commune, near the city of Qingdao on the coast of north-east China
Li Cunxin (Author)Li Cunxin was born in 1961, in the New Village, Li Commune, near the city of Qingdao on the coast of north-east China. After a summer school in America, for which he was one of only two students chosen, he defected to the West and became a principal dancer for the Housten Ballet
Author: Li Cunxin
Category: Books for children
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