Mao’s Last Dancer: A wonderful feel good movie

For the first time in a while, we had no actual plans last night…but I was itching to continue our movie run (The Town, Social Network, etc…). My friend Lisa Woods and countless others have been saying how wonderful Mao’s Last Dancer was and that we had to see it. They said it was ‘fantastic’, ‘best movie of my life’ and so on…how could we not see this while it was still in theatres?

What a wonderful surprise it was…we knew very little about this film and went in with open minds. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s the true story of Li Cunxin who at age 11 is picked from a rural and poor town in China to attend the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy in the 70’s. He then goes on to become one of the worlds best ballet dancers, but not without cost to his country and those he loves. This beautiful coming of life story also has pieces of communist China intertwined. (How did I not know about this?)

Read this wonderful article by Li himself and go see the movie ASAP!


  1. I want credit as I told Josh and Lisa to see it. 🙂

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