Shen wei
3.5 / 5 Rated by 20 members
Review from T
346 events 83 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from S. Craig
Red Velvet 355 events 155 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Bernie B
Red Velvet 189 events 144 reviews

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.

reviewed Apr 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Agnes
34 events 16 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from T
17 events 13 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from wopper127
16 events 9 reviews

I found the show extremely enjoyable!

reviewed Apr 16 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Donald Rosenkjar
169 events 34 reviews

It was fair. I had expected something more profound.

reviewed Apr 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Pachamama52
53 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 16 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Allen Krause
18 events 9 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Blu Days
19 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from jane wilner
41 events 6 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jan Tamble
11 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 16 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 16 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from James B
20 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 18 2010 report as inappropriate