Winter Intensive 2017: Janurary 3rd-7th
Jan
3
to Jan 7

Winter Intensive 2017: Janurary 3rd-7th

Our intensive provides a unique opportunity to study intimately with the company members of Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA) in the world’s dance capital, New York City. SWDA’s Winter Intensive 2017 will provide an informed pathway for opening the body and mind to new ways of approaching dance.

Early BIRD TUITION: $475
If you register before December 2, 2016

STANDARD REGISTRATION TUITION: $535
(after December 2, 2016)

Registration Deadline: December 19, 201

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.shenweidancearts.org/winterintensive/

 

 

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Performances and Art Exhibition during Art Basel/Hong Kong
Mar
24
to Mar 26

Performances and Art Exhibition during Art Basel/Hong Kong

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Untitled No. 32 (Bodies and Rooftop) premieres alongside a major solo exhibition of Shen Wei's painting, entitled Dance Strokes, at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. This experiential work draws inspiration from pockets of greenery that exist within the claustrophobic urban environment. In this work Shen Wei's dancers bring to life a sensuous conversation between nature and the metropolis, between heritage and future, and between his dancers that paint with movements, and his brush strokes that impart dynamism.

Program:
A new site specific work for Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s sprawling rooftops, a world premiere during Art Basel-Hong Kong.

 

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Performances at Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Feb
28
to Feb 29

Performances at Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm & Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm Shen Wei Dance Arts celebrates its 15th-anniversary season with a program at Works & Process at the Guggenheim that illuminates the synergy between Shen Wei’s visual and choreographic creations. Explore Shen Wei’s creative process through selections from his dances—Connect Transfer, Collective Measures, and a new work commissioned by BAM—and a discussion moderated by Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe.

Tickets are $40 ($35 for Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process) for both February 28 and February 29. For tickets, call (212) 423-3575 or visit the Guggenheim's website.

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SWDA Winter Intensive 2016
Jan
4
to Jan 9

SWDA Winter Intensive 2016

Our intensive provides a unique opportunity to study intimately with the company members of Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA) in the world’s dance capital, New York City. SWDA Winter Intensive 2015 will allow students to investigate an informed pathway for opening the body and mind to new ways of moving. In addition to technique classes and repertory workshops, students will also be able to hone their improvisation and partnering skills. Bodywork/yoga is included to round off the day. 

 

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Shen Wei in Black, White, and Gray
Dec
6
9:00am 9:00am

Shen Wei in Black, White, and Gray

Shen Wei will be exhibiting his recent series of paintings this winter at the Tucson Museum of Art in conjunction with SWDA performances at Centennial Hall presented by UA Presents.

Shen Wei’s choreographic and painterly explorations have often been contemporaneous, each informing the other, and this latest series have served as a jumping off point for his new movement inventions. While these paintings are abstract, shapes and forms suggestive of a sublime landscape seem to appear from the thick layering of paint on canvas--jagged rocks, rushing water, billowing clouds, a swooping bird. The compositions (exhibited at MDC Museum of Art + Design during Art Basel: Miami Beach 2014 and at Dallas' Crow Collection of Asian Art) embody dualities: forming and decaying, urgent and tranquil, gritty and grand. 

 

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SWDA Masterclass with Rehearsal Director Kate Jewett
Nov
16
10:00am10:00am

SWDA Masterclass with Rehearsal Director Kate Jewett

From his cross-cultural and interdisciplinary experiences in dance and performance, Shen Wei has established his Natural Body Development Technique, a holistic approach to movement, body, and space. Masterclasses will serve as an introduction to Shen Wei's technique by investigating key movement ideas such as breath, internal energy, momentum, rotation and flow. Students may also have a chance to apply these concepts through guided improvisation. 

 

"Shen Wei's reinvention of the dance vocabulary...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." —Los Angeles Times

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