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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Peasant Prince
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'You have secret dreams, follow them! Make them come true.’ A mother’s whispered words set in motion a poignant true story. A story of the inspiring journey of a poor peasant boy plucked from the harsh world of rural China during the cultural revolution and thrust into the world of international dance stardom. From Madam Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy at age 11, through to his dramatic defection to America and lastly as a principal in the Australian Ballet in 1995. Li Cunxin’s inspirational courage is theatrically captured using music, spoken word and vivid imagery.

Notes

  • Li Cunxin's 'inspirational courage is theatrically captured using music, spoken word and vivid imagery'.

    Source: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra website, http://www.aso.com.au/
    Sighted: 12/05/2009

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

Production Details

  • First performed at the Grainger Studio, 91 Hindley Street, Adelaide, 7-9 May 2009.

    Conductor: Ben Northey, Composer: Katy Abbott, Author:Li Cunxin, Illustrator: Anne Spudvilas, Narrator: Cameron Goodall.

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Works about this Work

It's Music to the Ears of Mao's Last Dancer Pia Akerman , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 May 2009; (p. 10)
It's Music to the Ears of Mao's Last Dancer Pia Akerman , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 May 2009; (p. 10)
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