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Sophie, Li & Me: Mary Li in conversation at the Brisbane Powerhouse

Photo credit: © Mikala Connor


Sophie, Li & Me: Mary Li in conversation at the Brisbane Powerhouse

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7:30pm, 10th November 2020


Brisbane Powerhouse View map

119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005


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Tickets are $35 + booking fee, or ticket + book package for $66.50 + booking fee. A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here. Please note, tickets with allocated seating will be issued by email five working days prior to your event. If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

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Mary Li, international ballet star and author of the highly anticipated memoir, Mary’s Last Dance comes to Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Writers +Ideas.

Mary Li (neé McKendry) shares a lifetime of ballet and is a mother like no other. She became a household name when her husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer – but that book told only half the story.

Mary’s Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream and sacrificing one’s own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion.

Don’t miss an unforgettable night as Mary Li discusses her new book, joined by daughter Sophie and husband, Li Cunxin.

‘I can vividly remember the last steps of the last ballet, walking off the stage and knowing the decision I had to make. That was my last dance.’

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no book signing following the event. However, it is possible to pre-purchase a signed copy of the book with your ticket purchase. You can collect your book at the event from the Riverbend Books pop-up shop in the foyer that will also be selling non-signed copies over the counter.



Mary's Last Dance
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