Timothy Cowart, Chair of the Department of Dance at DeSales University; Li Yang, Assistant Professor of Chinese at Lafayette College, more TBA.
Based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin, who was plucked from a poor Chinese village at the age of 11 by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.
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