Located in Dali, The Yang Liping Performing Arts Center sits on the fertile plateau between the Cangshan mountain range and Erhai lake. Tempered by the low latitude and high elevation, the surrounding site experiences a boundless relationship between earth and sky. Inspired by these natural variations in landscape and climate, the theater uses a composition of big canopy roof and flowing topography to invite users into an interior plaza. The interior plaza is met with a theater box that, when active, transforms the plaza into an interior-exterior performance space. This performance space uses the blurred boundary between landscape and stage to also explore and erase the boundaries between performer and spectator.