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Our intensive provides a unique opportunity to study intimately with original company members of Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA) Sara Procopio, James Healey, and Jessica Harris along with distinguished alumni Brandon Whited and Janice Lancaster Larsen in the world’s dance capital, New York City.  SWDA WinterIntensive 2017 will provide an informed pathway for opening the body and mind to new ways of approaching dance.


Delve into Shen Wei’s Natural Body Development Technique. Through the detailed investigation of movement ideas, classes will research breath, internal energy, momentum, rotation and flow.

Learn excerpts from selected company repertory Connect Transfer and RE:I. Through individual and collective movement research, each dancer will have a chance to work on group and solo material within the repertory.

Students will develop a more intimate relationship with Shen Wei’s choreography and creative process through classes in performance topics such as: Improvisation/Invention, Partnering, Performance Qualities, and Yoga/Body Work. By examining concepts, qualities and creative tools within the company repertory, dancers will be challenged to probe the subtleties and details of focus, energetics and intention while also discovering how Shen Wei’s background in Chinese Opera and visual arts informs his process.