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You may have watched the movie, Mao's Last Dancer based on the autobiography of Li Cunxin. Melbourne's Immigration Museum is hosting Mao's Last Dancer the Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin from 16 June to 7 October, 2018.
Mao's Last Dancer the Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin offers an insight into his poverty-stricken childhood in rural China, extraordinary journey to become an internationally renowned dancer, and his current life in Brisbane, where he's Artistic Director of the prestigious Queensland Ballet.
A young Li Cunxin, Image supplied by Immigration Museum
The exhibition includes costumes, photography, audio visual content, awards and other personal items from Li Cunxin's own archives. Highlights include an exclusive interview with his parents, costumes from the Houston Ballet's 1990 production of Romeo & Juliet, and a series of kites, handmade by Li for the exhibition.
Immigration Museum promotes cultural diversity by showcasing and celebrating the moving and powerful stories of individuals, for many different reasons, have beaten the odds and how international citizens like Li Cunxin have contributed to make contemporary cultural Australia.
Come and celebrate the life and work of Li Cunxin, Mao's Last Dancer at the Immigration Museum from 16 June to 7 October, 2018.