Mao’s Last Dancer
Loved it. Mao’s Last Dancer is a true story set in both China and the U.S. A young boy from China basically gets drafted into the Beijing Ballet in service to his country. He’s feisty and determined. A representative from the Houston Ballet invites him to the U.S. to study and his life changes dramatically as his eyes are opened to the many possibilities all around him.
The dancing is beautiful, the emotions right there. We grow to love these characters and care deeply about what happens to them, and the stakes are high. Thought provoking, conversation inducing – this is a little movie that can make a big difference. See it.