Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Peasant Prince


Contact: Susan Ikin, Devonport Entertainment Centre
p: 036420 2900   e: decc@devonport.tas.gov.au
w: www.decc.net.au/event/71/the-peasant-prince

Date: Tuesday 21 June at 11.00 am  
Location: Devonport Entertainment Centre

Intended Audience: 6 years plus

The Peasant Prince - Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Li Cunxin's iconic autobiography Mao's Last Dancer was first published as a children's picture book, The Peasant Prince. Monkey Baa is honoured to be adapting this story onto the stage. 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 knows, including his beloved parents.

Over years of gruelling training and determination, 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 makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be.

This is a perfect production to explore inter-cultural experiences, texts from other countries and times and stories exploring peoples and cultures of Asia, and curriculum links to English, The Arts and Social Sciences.

From the award winning company that brought you, Pete the Sheep, The Bugalugs Bum Thief, Milli Jack and the Dancing Cat, Emily Eyefinger and I Am Jack.
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