Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)

Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In) ᘕ read a Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In) effectively ᙄ Kindle Ebook By Li Cunxin ᚲ This is the heartening rags to riches story of Li, who achieved prominence on the international ballet stage Born in 1961, just before the Cultural Revolution, Li was raised in extreme rural poverty and witnessed Communist brutality, yet he imbibed a reverence for Mao and his programs In a twist of fate worthy of a fairy tale or a ballet , Li, at age 11, was selected by delegates from Madame Mao s arts programs to join the Beijing Dance Academy In 1979, through the largesse of choreographer and artistic director Ben Stevenson, he was selected to spend a summer with the Houston Balletthe first official exchange of artists between China and America since 1949 Li s visit, with its taste of freedom, made an enormous impression on his perceptions of both ballet and of politics, and once back in China, Li lobbied persistently and shrewdly to be allowed to return to America Miraculously, he prevailed in getting permission for a one year return In an April 1981 spectacle that received national media attention, Li defected in a showdown at the Chinese consulate in Houston He married fellow dancer Mary McKendry and gained international renown as a principal dancer with the Houston Ballet and later with the Australian Ballet eventually, he retired from dance to work in finance Despite Li s tendency toward the cloying and sentimental, his story will appeal to an audience beyond Sinophiles and ballet aficionadosit provides a fascinating glimpse of the history of Chinese U.S relations and the dissolution of the Communist ideal in the life of one fortunate individual 8 pages of bw photos not seen by PW.Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Grade 69In 1961, just three years after Mao s disastrous Great Leap Forward, Li Cunxin was born, the sixth son in a family of Chinese peasants who eked out a meager existence on a rural commune During his childhood he endured unimaginable poverty and hardships and witnessed the shooting of 15 counter revolutionaries by Mao s Red Guards When chosen to audition for Madame Mao s Beijing Ballet Academy at age 11, ballet became his chance for a good job and enough food for life Many years of training, two U.S trips, one premature marriage, and a defection later, Li joined the Houston Ballet as a principal dancer, paving his way to international fame Although told in a rather bland stylemostly in basic declarative sentencesthe information about the country at this time and the danger and angst that accompanied the dancer s decision to defect will be of interest to teens This Young Reader s Edition of the adult book Putnam, 2004 gives a much fuller portrait than the author s picture book version, Dancing to Freedom Walker, 2008 The black and white photos, the abbreviated history, and time line will help students place Li s life story into historical context With the current interest in all things Chinese, and with the immigration debate in full swing, this is a good choice, both to promote an understanding of Chinese culture and to provoke a discussion about the issues facing today s immigrants.Nancy Menaldi Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. 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  • Hardcover
  • 530 pages
  • Li Cunxin
  • English
  • 07 August 2017