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Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Kennedy Center resident company Shen Wei Dance Arts presents Connect Transfer, in which dancers slide across a white canvas floor, their paint-drenched hands and bodies leaving spiral tracings of their movements.

  • Friday, March 21, 2008 - Saturday, March 22, 2008
  • Concert Hall
  • TBA
  • $19.00 - $48.00
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The sumptuous choreography of Chinese artist Shen Wei is intoxicating. Accomplished in virtually all the visual arts--including painting, design, and filmmaking--Shen Wei's dance compositions display a striking visual richness.
"If there is something to write home about in the dance world, it is the startlingly imaginative work of Shen Wei. His vision is painterly, mathematical, and idiosyncratic" (The New York Times). In Connect Transfer, this resident company of the Kennedy Center realizes his painterly vision as a literal product of the dance. The audience watches a work of art come to life right before its eyes as 12 dancers perform "live action painting" using multiple colors of paint on a trapezoid-shaped white canvas. The changing interactions result in a different creation each evening. Live music is performed by pianist Gloria Cheng and the FLUX Quartet. Note: Calligraphy best viewed from Parterre, Box, and Tier levels.

"Wonderfully conceived, overwhelming, and delicious"
--Dance Magazine
"An ingenious synthesis of dance, music, and visual art, each element unpredictably linked to another"
--The New York Times

Performance Plus: Post-performance discussion on Friday, March 21, FREE with your performance ticket.

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