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