Renowned Chinese choreographer and dancer Yang Liping presents Under Siege, her stunning vision of the climactic battle between Chu and Han armies; an encounter that changed the course of Chinese history. Yang Liping is one of the most famous dancers in mainland China, her work continues to combine and re-imagine the diversity of the country’s contemporary and ancient traditions.
This story, celebrated most famously through music, literature and film as Farewell My Concubine, is staged by Yang with searing poignancy. Under Siege is Yang’s first modern work as a choreographer, and is a more abstract piece than traditional narrative Chinese dance theatre.
Academy and BAFTA award-winning set and costume designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Akram Khan’s DESH) and artist-designer Beili Liu conjure up visual magic on stage. With a cast of performers who come from styles and traditions as diverse as Peking Opera, hip hop, ballet and contemporary dance, classical and folk music, this unique piece of dance theatre is an unforgettable experience.
Under Siege is part of the Out of Asia 2 season at the Sadler’s Wells.
From 2nd – 5th November 2016
Click here to book tickets