Mao’s Last Dancer The Exhibition

Mao’s Last Dancer, The Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

He fled poverty in China; soared to stardom in America; and has deftly guided Queensland onto the global ballet stage.

The incredible story of Li Cunxin – better known as Mao’s Last Dancer – inspired a best-selling book and blockbuster film. Now it’s the subject of an intimate tribute to the internationally renowned ballet dancer, at the Museum of Brisbane.

Li has called Brisbane home since 2012 when he became artistic director of Queensland Ballet.

The exhibition delivers new insights into his remarkable life, from his impoverished beginnings in rural Communist China to his defection to the West as a young dancer – a move that propelled him into the international spotlight.

Curated by the Museum of Brisbane, ‘Mao’s Last Dancer: A Portrait of Li Cunxin’ brings together an intimate mosaic of the man – including striking photos; never-before-seen footage and interviews; and personal items of memorabilia.

The exhibition is a ticketed event and it’s on until 29th April 2018.

You’ll find the Museum of Brisbane on the 3rd floor of City Hall in Brisbane’s CBD.

Mao’s Last Dancer, The Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin
Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall
Until April 29, 2018
Opens from 10am
Entry is $12 per adult, $30 family
3339 0800