Directed/Produced/Edited by Janine Fung
© 2013 JANINE FUNG FILM MEDIA INC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Special Thanks to CCTV, Great Masters, National Ballet of China and the Beijing Dance Academy for the use of their footage to make this video.
Third generation, Trinidadian-Chinese Dai Ailian, is one of Trinidad's greatest icons, yet nobody in Trinidad knows her. When she first went to China at the age of 23, Dai Ailian spoke no Chinese but only English. She ended up co-founding the National Ballet of China, the Beijing Dance Academy and is the first person to bring Western Ballet and Modern Dance to China. Dai Ailian is hailed as China's Mother of Modern Dance. This is her story.