Renowned Chinese choreographer and dancer Yang Liping brings us Under Siege, a visually stunning new master-piece based on an epochal tale known as Farewell My Concubine, depicting a story of ambition, treason and eternal love. Yang Liping joins forces with Academy award-winning set and costume designer Tim Yip, conjuring up visual magic on stage. With a cast of performers from backgrounds and traditions as diverse as Peking Opera, hip-hop and ballet, this dance theatre piece is an unforgettable, breathtaking experience.
Yang Liping (1958) is a famous dancer and choreographer who is known across China for her creativity and her performance of the Dai peacock dance. Of Bai ethnicity, she grew up in a village in Yunnan province. She started dancing at 11 years old with a local dance troupe, rising to a national level and winning the first prize in a national competition in 1986. She is now the director, choreographer and main dancer of Dynamic Yunnan, a performance art show nationally acclaimed in China, having toured Europe and the USA in 2005. She also did a research project involving finding gifted people in remote Chinese villages and bringing them to stages. Liping collected more than 60 peasants, with whom she built an archive of talent.
When: 8:00pm, Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7, 2019
Where: Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre, Avenida Xian Xing Hai s/n, NAPE, Macau
How much: MOP $100–250
“Under Siege” by Yang Liping Contemporary Dance is part of the mega international art and cultural event Art Macao.
Happening from May to October this year, Art Macao brings together cultural institutions, hotel and resort operators, consular missions in Hong Kong and Macau to create an unforgettable atmosphere and cultural vitality to thrill residents and tourists alike.