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Self-exiled ‘Mao’s last dancer’ Li Cunxin caught in Australia-China tensions, and now the pandemic

by Holly Robertson Since Li Cunxin was plucked from rural China to join Madame Mao’s elite ballet school, through his exile in the US and now the pandemic, his life has been a reluctant pas de deux with politics. The 59-year-old artistic director of the Queensland Ballet — one of Australia’s premier dance companies — prefers to focus […]