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Under Siege

Yang Liping, the world-famous dance artist, worked behind the scenes as a director for the first time. Yang staged the Chinese history of two thousand years ago, Competition between Chu and Han, and created the experimental modern dance drama, Under Siege. The whole performance was full of potential crisis without any swords and guns. Ten thousand scissors were high overhead, and the stage was covered with blood-red feathers. The modern dance had a perfect combination with oriental classic elements. The performance referred to the cause of struggle and damage. From an outsider’s point of view, it can help people to think about and care of human nature. Yang is a woman with mystery, who is 57 years old but has a young look. Her mysterious personal life attracts much attention. This video focuses on Yang’s process of creation as a director, and the story in front of and behind stage.

 

About the Filmmaker
Submitted by WANG Yaohui

Wang Yaohui, a 21-year-old male graduate from Hangzhou Dianzi University majoring in digital media technology, joined Ergeng as an intern director in September, 2015. The film “Under Siege” (《十面埋伏——杨丽萍》) by him was crowned as the best Ergeng annual micro short documentary film and entered the selecting of Tampere Film Festival. His work, “Center of thick fog” (《浓雾中心》), was nominated in Manhattan Short Film Festival. Back to his university years, Wang’s works had nominated in Beijing International Student Film Festival and helped him score the first prize of Zhejiang College Students’ Multimedia Design Works Contest.

During the study at university, Wang had won several honors, such as “Zhejiang provincial outstanding graduates”, “Top Ten student of the university” and “university-level outstanding student cadres”, and established XPT.studio that gained the titile of “Zhejiang Provincial excellent student association”. Wang also worked as a leader for an entrepreneurial team, which obtained the state-level approval of National Undergraduate Training Program for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Filmmaker’s Website: http://www.ergengtv.com/

王耀徽,男,21岁,毕业于杭州电子科技大学数字媒体技术专业。15年9月加入二更,任职实习导演。个人导演作品《十面埋伏——杨丽萍》获得二更年度最佳微记录短片,参评芬兰坦佩雷国际电影节;作品《浓雾中心》入围美国曼哈顿短片电影节;学生作品曾入围北京大学生国际电影节,并获得浙江多媒体大赛一等奖等奖项。

个人在校期间获得“浙江省优秀毕业生”、“校十佳大学生”、“校级优秀学生干部”等奖项,创立“橡皮糖创意影像工作室”,获得省级优秀社团称号,作为创业团队负责人获“大学生创新创业项目训练实践组——国家级立项”。

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