Li Han’s heartfelt portrayal of Ning Caichen brings out both the comic and poignant aspects of the character, perfectly embodying his youth and innocence, his unfaltering love for Nie Xiaoqian, and his grief when she ends her existence. He dances throughout with glorious fluidity and innate elegance, combined with immaculate accuracy, strength, and control.
Li Han majored in Performance and Education at the Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance Department of the Beijing Dance Academy. While still an undergraduate, he received an Outstanding Solo Performance Award at the 8th Taoli Cup. Li completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Choreography at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2009. In the same year he was awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant that enabled him to train at the Ailey School in New York. Li joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 2010 and is currently a Senior Dancer. Among other works for the company, he has performed leading roles in Dance Roots, Masquerade, Storm Clouds, The Legend of Mulan and L’Amour Immortel.
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