Under Siege Series Inkjet Print 60×33cm
Yang Liping is one of the most famous dancers in mainland China. 「Under Siege」her first try in contemporary dance, which is based on the classical story Farewell My Concubine, this work draws inspiration from Chinese opera, modern dance, martial arts, and hip hop. The historic tale is told through its distinctive characters and use of live music, creating a universally dramatic experience which transcends its Chinese roots. And I followed this troupe from place to place, to capture their life, on the stage, backstage, how they struggle with their role, with their own career, with their life. And life is just like what they're acting in the play, we're all under siege somehow, one day you might think you're the winner of life, maybe you're already under siege.