Yang Liping Contemporary Dance — Under Siege

2 - 5 Nov 2016

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


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.

This story, celebrated most famously through music, literature and film as Farewell My Concubine, is reimagined and staged by Yang with searing poignancy.

 ★★★★ "Absolutely stunning. A work of strong vision and serious spectacle"

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.

 ★★★★ "Breathtakingly gorgeous"


Part of Out of Asia 2



Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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