Mao's Last Dancer

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Brief Synopsis: "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."

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People Involved

  • Chi Cao (Li Cunxin - adult)
  • Chengwu Guo (Li Cunxin - teenage)
  • Wen Bin Huang (Li Cunxin - boy)
  • Joan Chen (Niang)
  • Bruce Greenwood (Ben Stevenson)
  • Amanda Schull (Elizabeth Mackey)
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Charles Foster)
  • Jack Thompson (US Federal Judge)
  • Camilla Vergotis (Mary McKendry)
  • Madeleine Eastoe (Lori)
  • Steven Heathcote (Bobby Cordner)
  • Aden Young (Dilworth)
  • Shuangbao Wang ()
  • Bruce Beresford (Director)