Shen wei

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

20 ratings
3.5 average rating
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207 events
80 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

Very....ummmmm...interesting evening. Here is the breakdown on the 3 numbers.

1) Huge stage full of pellets/sand in a design that the dancers drag their feet and flop around in. There was chanting music got rather annoying after 25 minutes....continued

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S. Craig Red Velvet
279 events
111 reviews
19 stars
attended Apr 18 2010

SO MUCH EFFORT FOR SO LITTLE GLORY!
I have been a dancer all my life, and my fiance is a former soloist for a National Ballet Company. WE WALKED OUT!

After being mesmerized by the opening Olympics at Beijing, I was delighted to get tickets...continued

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162 events
131 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

Maybe I'm dense but I just didn't understand the symbollism in these so called dances absent some sort of an introduction or explanation. Possibly de rigeur for aficionados of interpretive dance, but IMHO not for the uninitiated.

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32 events
16 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 18 2010

Part 1 is an interpretation of the buddhist philosophy of life, could have been shorter. Part 2 is interesting due to depiction of contrast between 2 cultures and government. And it also interpreted the effects of mindless following and...continued

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17 events
13 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 18 2010

This is Interprative Modern Dance at its finest. I was hoping it would have been more of a cultural experience of his travels. The dancers strength & movements were amazing, and their willingness to put themselves out there "on display" was...continued

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11 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 16 2010

I found the show extremely enjoyable!

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147 events
34 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

It was fair. I had expected something more profound.

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37 events
10 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 16 2010

The dance was just okay. I liked how somee of the moves incorporated yoga. We were on the second tier and could only see the bottom third of the screen images which seemed importnt. The busy was jarring, could be representative of life in...continued

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18 events
9 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 18 2010

Some of the show was very beautiful -- our family liked it.

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16 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

I really enjoyed this. The beginning was slow and perhaps too heavy on the Asian music. However, the show picked up after the first part. I really loved the music and the dancers. I really thought it was going to be a bunch of Asian dancers...continued

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41 events
6 reviews
46 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

The performance was different and performers good.We liked the music and 'yogi' movements of the first act. The entanglements of the bodies and balance off balance was great.

I'm glad I experienced the performance. The video screening of the...continued

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10 events
4 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 16 2010

I thought it was interesting and glad I went - however, the music of the first one got very annoying and it was drug out to long. I wish there had been explanation for those of us who don't "get" interpretive dance. I do think the formations and...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 16 2010

My 2 friends and I attended the event Friday night. The Shen Wei Dance Arts performance surpassed our expectations. It is true modern dance; creative and interpretive. The 3 acts were fluid and connective. The dancers moved in effortless,...continued

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15 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 18 2010

This and one previous performance of SWDA stand as pinnacle experiences in my life. Perhaps I have been to a few more contemporary dance performances than others reviewing here, perhaps I have been exposed to a bit more eastern culture so the...continued

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