Yang Liping Contemporary Dance (China)

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.


A post show Q&A will follow the 7:30pm performance on Thursday, 28 September.


    This production contains fog effects, simulated violence and adult themes.

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    Theatre seating for this event will be updated in line with COVID-19 physical distancing as required.

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Presented by Brisbane Festival and Philip Bacon Galleries in association with QPAC

Pricing Guide

A-RESERVE Adult $55 Concession^ $49 Groups 6 to 10^^ $49
B-RESERVE Adult $49 Concession^ $45
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