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VanLuke
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posted 27 March 2006 06:17 PM      Profile for VanLuke     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
An amzing story.

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China's top prima ballerina, a woman the German newspaper Die Zeit has called "probably the world's best dancer," has a completely out-of-the-ordinary life history. Eleven years ago, the charmed choreographer was a man or, to be more precise, an officer in the People's Liberation Army. ...


Jin Xing behaved like a man, because that is what was expected of him. Although feminine emotions had been stirring in his body for some time, he did his utmost to suppress them. In an action film sponsored by the military, he played the motorcycle-driving leading man without using a stuntman. But secretly he dreamed of being a she: a heroine, a dancing queen, a prima ballerina.

The New York Times called the dancer from the Far East "a genius." ...

At a performance in Venice last month, Jin Xing talked about her family happiness. She says she has bought a beautiful old house in Shanghai's former French quarter, has adopted three young orphans, Leo, Nini and Julian, and has found the man of her life. His name is Heinz-Gerd, and he's originally from the western German city of Aachen. ...

"I've really given up my wild life as a femme fatale. No more disco nights for me. I prefer singing lullabies to my children."...


http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,407683,00.html


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