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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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Website

http://www.shenweidancearts.org/

Quotes & Highlights

Sell out crowds at the Kennedy Center, NYC’s Lincoln Center Festival and Spoleto Festival have been thrilled by the company’s breathtaking beauty and power.
“Poetic, impudent, beautiful, and strange, the dances of Shen Wei…announce the advent of a strikingly original artist…One of the most creative highlights of [the festival] is the program in which Shen Wei Dance Arts triumphed.” —NY Times
This is the company’s only West Coast date in the 2003-2004 season.

Description

One of the most compelling new artists working today, Shen Wei fuses dance, theater, Chinese opera, painting, and sculpture into transcendent moments of profound beauty.

In his choreography for Rite of Spring, set to Stravinsky’s two-piano score, Shen Wei’s dancers propel themselves across the stage, saturating the work like paint on canvas. Folding finds its inspiration in Chinese art, weaving red-and black-draped dancers into a human mandala with Tibetan Buddhist chants and music by John Tavener.

“Rite of Spring”

Composer: Stravinsky

Choreographer: Shen Wei

“Folding”

Composer: John Tavener

Choreographer: Shen Wei

About the Ticket Supplier: Music Center

A leader at the cultural heart of Los Angeles County, The Music Center brings to life one of the world’s premier arts destinations by creating opportunities for arts participation, enabling compelling programming and providing firstclass venues and services.

The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country, creating a cultural hub that is central to L.A.’s status as “the creative capital” of the world. Celebrated for its illustrious dance programming Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and home to four world-class resident companies- LA Phil, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale – The Music Center is the place to experience the most innovative and critically-acclaimed performing arts in the nation. In its effort to extend the reach and accessibility of the performing arts, the Music Center is a national model for experiences in which people participate directly through its Active Arts® at The Music Center.

As well, The Music Center presents special productions, events and festivals for children and families, including World City at The Music Center. Each year, over one-million audience members delight in the excitement of live performances on The Music Center’s stages and enjoy free community arts events all year long across its outdoor campus.

The Music Center is also on the forefront of arts education in Los Angeles, providing arts resources to students and teachers in schools and community centers throughout the region. Approximately 500 full-time, seasonal and part-time staff members are employees of The Center and contribute to its operation and success.

The Music Center was developed as an unprecedented public private partnership with Los Angeles County. Through the support of the Board of Supervisors, the County of Los Angeles plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center. This relationship has cemented the importance of the arts to the cultural fabric of Los Angeles.