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Li Cunxin Shared his Childhood Dreams, Passion and Life Lessons

Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince, shared in a recent interview his childhood dreams, passion and life lessons… Li CunXin Li Cunxin’s journey is simply remarkable. He was born into utter poverty in Mao’s communist China, at a very young age he was selected to train in Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy. So […]

Li Cunxin: The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince is story of Mao’s last dancer, Li Cunxin, a peasant boy taken from a poor village to study ballet in Beijing. Inspired by his father’s tale about the little frog that wanted to get out of the deep well where he lived, to see the bigger world above, Li persevered in order […]