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Maos siste dansare (2003)

av Cunxin Li

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This is the true story of how, by the thinnest thread of a chance, one moment in time changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond imagination. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a President and First Lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story, a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity and pride.… (mer)
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The story of Li Cunxin's journey from the child of poor peasants to an international ballet star is a striking one. Li grew up during Mao's Cultural Revolution, when peasants were honored - yet not really rewarded - for their hard work. The Li family lived on a commune, where they had a small house. Most of the family worked in the fields, while the father drove a truck. Just getting by was a struggle, and the schools were primitive.

But Cunxin happened to be the right age when Madame Mao's missionaries came by to select possible dance students. The representative had chosen one girl in his class when his teacher suggested Cunxin and the rep said okay. Through many trials he stayed in the running, and finally was sent away, with many others, to dance school in Beijing. Even riding on a train was immeasurably exciting for the boys who came in from the fields.

We get to follow Cunxin as he trains, struggles, tries to overcome homesickness, and finally, after several years, has an opportunity to travel to the U.S. for an internship at the Houston Ballet. The internship leads to another trip and marriage. Leaving the U.S. after being married to a woman he loves, though, is so very difficult and Li has to fight to stay, jeopardizing his relationship with his Houston Ballet mentor.

Clearly, the Cultural Revolution is a chapter in China's history that many would rather forget. But would we have this ballet dancer without it? I don't know. China is still very restrictive compared to western countries but has opened up its doors and its policies so that more is possible than with Mao.

The story is told simply yet has power, if only because the drama is understated. Worth reading for its insight into the times, into the lives of the peasants then and now. ( )
  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
This is an autobiography by ballet dancer Li Cunxin (pronounced "Lee Schwin-Sing"), who grew up during China's cultural revolution and eventually defected to the West to continue his dancing in a less politically oppressed environment. I've long been fascinated by this era and Cunxin's story provides a helpful personal window.

He shares the facts of his upbringing--and the feelings evoked--and yet he accomplishes this without an overabundance of sentiment. For those of us who were growing up in traditional American homes at the same time halfway around the world, it can be a startling realization about the differences. This is a good read for the history, for the personal story, for the inspiration to keep focused on a goal and for the reminder to feel appreciative of what you have rather than what you don't.

I learned about this book from a blog called History for Children (http://www.historyforchildren.blogspot.com/) and want to give a plug to this wonderful site maintained by Jill Miles. She not only highlights great history books for children of all ages on all subjects but she adds in activity suggestions. Check it out! ( )
  jjpseattle | Aug 2, 2020 |
This is very toughing. ( )
  angelgay | Jul 1, 2020 |
I listened to this book, and LOVED it. I'm glad I listened to it rather than reading it in hard copy, because I would never have guessed the correct pronunciation of some of the Chinese words, would never have guessed how pretty Cunxin sounds.

I must have seen him dance when I was a child; I almost certainly did. I wish I could remember it! ( )
  CiaraCat | Jan 9, 2020 |
Li Cunxin was born into desperate poverty, the sixth of seven sons in a Chinese peasant family in Mao's China in the 1960s. At age 11 he was selected to attend Madame Mao's dance academy in Beijing. This autobiography describes the circumstances of his growing up in Qingdao, the harsh training at the dance academy, his eventual international recognition achieved through his determination and growing love of ballet, and his escape to America in the early 1980s. Li's life story is an amazing one, highlighted by both luck and tremendous hard work. The pacing of the book is a little slow at times but the almost-unbelievable twists and turns of fate combined with Li's naivete, humility, good humour, and great love for his family and teachers make it well worth reading. ( )
  Erratic_Charmer | Jan 30, 2019 |
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This is the true story of how, by the thinnest thread of a chance, one moment in time changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond imagination. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a President and First Lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story, a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity and pride.

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