Brisbane Festival and Philip Bacon Galleries in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre present

Under Siege

27 - 30 Sep
QPAC - Playhouse
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Yang Liping Contemporary Dance (CHINA)
Australian Premiere

 

This epic, visually ravishing event comes from China’s most famous choreographer and dancer, Yang Liping.

Under Siege is her stunning vision of the climactic battle between Chu and Han armies - an encounter that changed the course of Chinese history - and a love story between the besieged warlord Xiang Yu and his self-sacrificing concubine that would transcend death.

Celebrated most famously as Farewell My Concubine, the story is reimagined by Yang with searing poignancy and breathtaking spectacle.

Designed by Academy Award-winning Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Akram Khan’s DESH) and Chinese American installation artist Beili Liu, Under Siege features performers from Peking Opera, hip-hop, ballet, contemporary dance, and classical and folk music. This is a magnificent, unforgettable experience.

Patrons are encouraged to download and print the Under Siege Fact Sheet before show to learn about the context and characters.  

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Under Siege 十面埋伏

享誉全球,由中国最赋盛名的舞蹈家和总编导杨丽萍女士亲自带来澳洲的视觉震撼作品。

项羽与刘邦“楚汉相争”的故事流传千年,在中国家喻户晓。《十面埋伏》尝试打破传统舞剧的叙事方式,不着力于讲故事,而是将两千年前的一组人物从故事里提炼,放在更广阔的时空,刻画其内心的冲突与纠葛。

除“霸王别姬”的经典一幕外,古代战场的硝烟、项羽虞姬的缠绵、刘邦的野心和韩信的挣扎都将搬上舞台。

由国际著名视觉艺术家、奥斯卡金像奖得主叶锦添(卧虎藏Desh)担任澳洲《十面埋伏》首演的美术和服装设计,美籍华人刘北立担任装置艺术家,作为一个实验性质的舞蹈剧场作品,它以当代舞及舞剧融合了京剧、功夫、民乐、行为、装置等多种艺术形式,具有东方特色的舞台展现方式一定会让广大观众大饱眼福。

This production uses a haze machine.
Photo credit: Xiao Quan
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Thur 28 Sept 7:30pm session features post-show Q&A

Duration : 100 minutes
Price
Premium
Adult $65

 

A-Reserve
Adult $55
Concession^  $49
Groups 6 to 10^^ $49

 

B-Reserve
Adult $49
Concession^ $45


^Children under 18 years of age, full time students, aged pensioners and senior card holders. Proof of eligibility is required when purchasing or collecting
^^If group is larger than 10 please book via Groups or call 136 246
(a $7.20 fee applies per transaction)

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QPAC - Playhouse

Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
SOUTH BANK
QLD 4101

Accessibility
Wheelchair Access
Getting There

Catch an Uber to your Brisbane Festival event! First-time riders can use code BRISFEST17 for up to $20 off their ride.

Parking: Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands
Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
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