Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin explores the incredible story of Li from poverty in China to international fame.

 Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin

Over 180 never-before-seen interviews, performance footage excerpts and personal artefacts
gathered from around the world are now on display from Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin at the Museum of Brisbane exclusive: Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin.

Open now till 29 April 2018, Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition explores Li’s inspirational story from his poverty-stricken childhood in China, the chance of fate that took him to Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy, his dramatic move to the United States and international fame.

The world-first exhibition, which is also the first ticketed exhibition for Museum of Brisbane, brings audiences up to date with Li’s life and ongoing impact beyond the best-selling book and movie. Li moved to Australia with his wife, Brisbane-born ballet star Mary McKendry, in 1995 to become a Principal Artist with The Australian Ballet. Today he lives in Brisbane where he is Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet.

Explore this fascinating exhibition, now on, at the Museum of Brisbane and discover the incredible life story of an amazing man.

Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Where – Museum of Brisbane – Level 3, City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane City.

When – 1 December,2017 – 29 April 2018

Hours – 10am – 5pm daily and 10am – 7pm Fridays

Tickets $12.00 Adult – $9.00 Concession, Student, Children – $30.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children) Children under 5 years free of charge

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