Virtual author talk: Mary Li

Virtual author talk: Mary Li

In collaboration with NSW Public Libraries, City of Canada Bay Libraries present a virtual event. Mary Li will be in conversation with Therese Scott from Mosman Library about Mary's remarkable story Mary's Last Dance.

Mary's Last Dance is the highly anticipated memoir of Australian ballerina Mary Li and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin's best selling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer.

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.

Mary McKendrey had an idyllic childhood with a loving and supportive family. Here she discovered the joy and beauty of ballet. At the age of sixteen, she flew halfway around the world studying at the Royal Ballet School. Mary's talent saw her join the London Festival Ballet where she danced with the likes of Rudolf Nureyes and then moved on to Houston Ballet, dancing under acclaimed director Ben Stevenson. Here she met Chinese dancer Li Cunxin: their chemistry ignited the stage, they fell in love and became the darlings of the ballet world.

Bookings are essential. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the date.


10 December 2020:
6:30pm - 7:30pm


Free virtual event


Bookings are essential. Book online NSW Public Libraries Eventbrite or call 9911 6310.