'Mao's last dancer' returns to China for tour with Queensland Ballet

Almost four decades after defecting to the west, Li Cunxin has returned to China. Li’s story of growing up during China’s cultural revolution and defecting whilst studying in the United States was dramatised in the 2009 film Mao’s Last Dancer. Now the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet, he has brought his troupe of dancers on a 16-day tour of four major Chinese cities.

Written, filmed, edited and presented by Katrina Yu.

Broadcast for SBS World News Australia 22 November 2018