Mao’s Last Dancer

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Opens 10/22/2010.

Q&A with Ma Cong after the 7:50 screening Friday 10/22. Ma Cong is the Principal Dancer and Resident Choreographer at Tulsa Ballet. Ma Cong and Li Cunxin both studied at the Beijing Dance Academy.

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. 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.

PG, 117 min.


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