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13 events
9 reviews
2 stars
I wore a silk suit and my husband wore a dress jacket and pants. People are dressing rather sloppy for the theater lately. It is a special place and I enjoy seeing the folks dressed up. It makes it seem more special..
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S. Craig Red Velvet
345 events
149 reviews
41 stars
Mitsua Market on Paularino, 1.5 blocks east of Bristol on the South side of the 405 has a great food court with all kinds of Japanese Food available. The market has a great "to-go" sushi fare and in the early evening most of the sushi, made that afternoon, is marked down for a quick sale. I especially like the noodle shop closest to the check out stands of the Market, and their spicy Pork Noodles are terrific. More expensive and the best in the food court is the noodle shop in the middle of the court, about 3 stalls to the right of the first noodle shop, to the right of it, is a stall that has a great tempura, teriyaki combo, that I've enjoyed for years. Mitsua Market has wonderful desserts with shops specializing in frozen mochi and pastries, as well as fare only found in Japan. In fact, going to Mitsua is to be transported to an authentic Japanese SuperMarket and Food Court.
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Shen Wei Dance Arts
20 ratings
3.5 average rating
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322 events
83 reviews
65 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
345 events
148 reviews
40 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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183 events
141 reviews
2 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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Shen Wei was born in Hunan, China, and lives in New York City.  He is not only a choreographer, but a painter, photographer and designer who creates all the costumes and sets for Shen Wei Dance Arts. He is renowned for developing original dance incorporating visual and storytelling elements extracted from the theatre, Chinese opera, Eastern philosophy, traditional and contemporary visual art and sculpture.

Founded in 2000, Shen Wei Dance Arts is a dynamic, young, multi-racial modern-dance company based in New York City, with roots throughout the United States and China.  The company has developed, premiered, and performed nine works in more than 100 cities on 5 continents.

The company’s repertoire—acclaimed for its idiosyncratic vocabulary and breathtaking scenic elements—includes Folding (2000), Near the Terrace (2000), Rite of Spring (2003), Connect Transfer (2004), and Second Visit to the Empress, a piece in which the traditional Chinese opera is re-imagined through modern dance (2007).

In developing each new work, Shen Wei and his dancers collaborate to create a discrete movement vocabulary. Through several years of such “movement research,” company members have assimilated Shen Wei’s unique method, called Natural Body Development Technique. The result, as described by Lewis Segal of The Los Angeles Times, is “Shen Wei’s reinvention of the dance vocabulary: the way the movement impetus flows from any point in his dancers’ bodies to any other, bypassing every convention of dance-as-steps or choreography as a predominantly vertical statement.”

Shen Wei is a 2007 MacArthur “Genius” and U.S. Artists Fellow. He has also received the Guggenheim, Nijinsky (Monaco), and Etoiles de Ballet (Cannes) Awards.