Mao’s Last Dancer, Li Cunxin has been appointed to the Queensland Ballet as its new Artistic Director. In interviews he has talked about how excited he is to step back into the ballet world after a career in stockbroking. “I would like Queensland Ballet to become one of the most dynamic, vibrant and high-standard ballet companies in the world,” Li said. “I think it’s going to be a very hard road . . . To attain that standard it will really require several years’ work at least.”
He will focus on his classical ballet roots in his new role. “I think classical ballet is always the most challenging technically and artistically,” he said. “The dancers are going to grow, mature and be very challenged by these ballets.”
Below: Mao’s Last Dancer – Official Trailer – YouTube.