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30–31 August 2024

The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince is an extraordinary production of a remarkable story – of a peasant boy turned dance giant. It will inspire and enthral young audiences. “You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.” – from The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin. The Peasant Prince tells the remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope. Li, a 10-year old peasant boy is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Over years of gruelling training, this boy transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene. Li’s courage, resilience and unwavering hope for a better life for himself and his family makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be. Audiences will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale. Monkey Baa's extraordinary production won Best Production at The Glugs and The Sydney Theatre Awards and a Drover's Award for the Best Tour in 2016.
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30–31 August 2024

The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince is an extraordinary production of a remarkable story – of a peasant boy turned dance giant. It will inspire and enthral young audiences.

“You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.” – from The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin.

The Peasant Prince tells the remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope.

Li, a 10-year old peasant boy is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Over years of gruelling training, this boy transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene. Li’s courage, resilience and unwavering hope for a better life for himself and his family makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be. Audiences will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale.

Monkey Baa’s extraordinary production won Best Production at The Glugs and The Sydney Theatre Awards and a Drover’s Award for the Best Tour in 2016.


CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM

Your experience matters to us. Be enlivened by the ease.

Canberra Theatre Centre is transitioning to a faster, easier ticketing system, and you may notice some changes when you next purchase tickets with us. Read more about the transition here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au.

Dates & Times

Friday 30 August 2024, 10am (School Performance) & 1pm (School Performance)

Saturday 31 August 2024, 11am & 2pm

 

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Monkey Baa Production

CATEGORY:
Family & Kids

DURATION:
Approximately 60 minutes, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 6+, or with parental discretion.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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