The Peasant Prince (2009) for narrator and orchestra has been programmed at the Melbourne Recital Centre MusicPlay Festival for Children 2015. From the MRC site: 'Best-selling children’s book The Peasant Prince comes to life with music, storytelling and big-screen projections. Li Cunxin’s inspirational tale based upon his autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, traces the journey of a young boy from rural China who, against all odds, becomes one of the most famous dancers in the world. Be moved by this heart-warming story and be carried away by the beautiful music and stunning images'.
Really thrilled to finally see this show in Melbourne! Conductor: Brett Kelly.
January 15, 2015. More info and tickets here