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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.

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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