Variations (2014)

Choreography and Performance: 
Shen Wei

Music: Arvo Pärt, Variations for the Healing of Arinushka

Lighting Design: David Ferri

Original Lighting: Scott Bolman

Commissioned By: Celia and Silas Chou and American Dance Festival with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance Additional support: Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University


Variations premiered during She Wei Dance Arts 2014 New York City Season at the Judson Memorial Church. 


"Shen’s Variations, to Arvo Part’s Variations for the Healing of Arinushka, draws us into a place of calm, peace and beauty. That’s because Shen centers himself in that place and from there, performs a meditative, seamless flow of supple moves."

–Susan Broili, The Herald Sun