Last week I watched Mao's Last Dancer. I read the book last year so I was really curious and motivated to see it! The book is a must-read one...it is a beatiful story of a ballet dancer Li Cunxin that was chosen at age of 11 to be part of Madam Mao's Beijing Dance Academy. Li goes through a lot of pain (specially in his childhood) and with hard work, discipline and determination he becomes one of the world's greatest dancers.
I dont need to say that the book is much better than the movie huh? But still to see the scenes where he dances reminded me when I did ballet (for many years) and it made me feel even more motivated to keep working hard on my dancing techniques! Ballet for me is such a structured dance that requires a lot of discipline whereas bellydance is more "free style" (despite being also a hard work). Well, this is my feeling! Anyway, for those people that admire any style of dancing, go and watch this beautiful movie (and let me know if you liked)!