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.
Under Siege 十面埋伏
Xiang Yu: He Shang (Wang Taorui)
Yu Ji: Hu Shenyuan
Liu Bang: Gong Zhonghui
Xiao He: Guo Yi
Han Xin White: Xiao Fuchun
Han Xin Black: Ou Yangtian
Paper Cutter: Wang Yan
Musician: Du Yichen
Musician: Feng Xiaofan
Dong Jilan, Sha Shandan, Xiao Han, Xu Bingbing, Gao Chen, Qi Jinlong, Yang Bixi, Zhong Qiucheng, Yan Cao, Ni Junsong, Shi Feng
Artistic Director/Choreographer: Yang Liping
Visual Director, Set & Costume Designer: Tim Yip
The Mending Project Artist and Creative Consultant: Beili Liu
Producer: Nathan Wang
International Creative Producer: Farooq Chaudhry
Lighting Designer: Fabiana Piccioli
Dramaturg: Karthika Nair
Lighting Designer: Lea Xiao Lihe
Theatrical Consultant: Tian Qinxin
Opera Consultant: Zhu Fu
Guest choreographer: James William O’Hara
Produced by Yunnan Yang Liping Arts & Culture Co. Ltd (China)
Thur 28 Sept 7:30pm session features post-show Q&A
|Groups 6 to 10^^||$49|
^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)
Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
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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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