Agnes’s Event Journal

Shen wei
Sunday April 18, 2010 / 2:00pm
Shen Wei Dance Arts
3 tickets
Orchestra Ring

How was your experience?

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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 interdependence (as in 2 people leaning on each other eventually falls) in contrast with doing your own thing regardless of everybody resulting in chaos and repetitive purposeless scenario. Part 3 is the depressing and after effect of genocide (?) in Cambodia (?), again could have been a tiny bit shorter. But overall analyzing this interpretive performance is not an easy watch but rather heavy actually as a mental exercise. For people who just want to watch and not think, in other words wanting some mindless entertainment, this would be puzzling. In reality it is a brilliant interpretation and I kinda understand why the 2 parts which could have been a lot shorter is the way it is.

Help others enjoy a great night out

A willingness to do a mental exercise and accept this as interpretational would help a lot.