Yang Liping soared to national stardom in 1986 and has since become a singular force in Chinese dance, creating striking solos and choreographing lavish ensemble works.

Under Siege sees her teaming up with set and costume designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) to stir up a visual maelstrom of breathtaking imagery.

Yang rewrites the epochal tale known in Chinese opera and lore as Farewell My Concubine with a high-octane mix of performers from ballet, hip-hop, kung-fu and Peking opera. Under Siege is an extraordinary feat of theatre, a visual and kinetic treat that sears the senses.

Beneath thousands of suspended steel blades a climactic battle rages; the Battle of Gaixia will change the course of Chinese history. Two mighty, ambitious warlords stake everything for the ultimate prize. A legendary beauty will prove that love and loyalty outlive death.

Performance Dates

Thu 05 Oct 8PM
Fri 06 Oct 8PM
Sat 07 Oct 8PM
Sun 08 Oct 5PM


Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre


Cocktail Party Package from $200* p.p.
Exclusive Dinner Package from $320* p.p.
(*inclusive of tickets and GST)

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