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Shen Wei Dance Arts

China

Grants Awarded

2014 | Dance | China

to provide, through extensive outreach efforts, contextual information that will help audience members better appreciate the work of choreographer Shen Wei on his company's tour to Shanghai and Beijing in the fall of 2014

2006 | Dance | China (TAR)

to support the participation of Tibetan singer and Buddhist nun Ami Choyin in rehearsals and performances of a new work, Re-, presented at the Joyce Theater in New York in September 2006

2005 | Dance | China

to support the participation of Chinese opera singers Zhang Ying, Song Yang, and Deng Mu Wei in the rehearsal and development of a new work, The Second Visit to the Empress, in New York and at the American Dance Festival

Events

Special Event / United States

Shen Wei: Expressions in Dance, Art and Film with Shen Wei Dance Arts

March 27, 2018

Shen Wei, the acclaimed choreographer, painter, and founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts, reveals his artistic inspirations and working processes as a multi-media artist in a far-reaching dialogue on Buddhism, childhood memories, explorations of dreamscapes, and his journeys to Tibet with YiLing Mao, Executive Director of Art Collectives LLC. For this illuminating evening, Shen Wei's dance Company will perform some of his most iconic pieces including FoldingRe-Part II, and Neither. Selections of his paintings will be discussed in depth alongside a World Premiere screening of his recent short film, Innerspace, a poetic exploration of how we navigate space, untethered from nature in our vast modern constructs–set in and around one of China’s striking new works of architecture. The evening celebrates Shen Wei and his artistic vision upon the third decade of his active engagement in the arts on the world stage.

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Grantee: Shen Wei Dance Arts

Performance / Canada

Vancouver International Dance Festival

March 1, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Shen Wei Dance Arts and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company join a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, as the Vancouver International Dance Festival presents three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of dance activities from March 1 to 24, 2018, at various venues throughout Vancouver.

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Grantees: Shen Wei Dance Arts, White Wave

Special Event / United States

American Dance Festival

June 14, 2018 - July 21, 2018

The American Dance Festival continues to draw a dizzying array of talent. This year's festival will feature 53 performances by 26 companies and choreographers in 7 different venues. That includes 14 ADF debuts, 11 ADF commissions and 10 world premieres. That also includes more women choreographers as well as a showcase for local talent. ACC has supported ADF since 1984. 

A historic panel titled “Why Do They Fall Down? The Story of Modern Dance in China” will celebrate 30 years of modern dance in China on Sunday, June 17th, 2:00-3:30pm at White Lecture Hall on Duke University's east campus. Panelists include Director Emeritus of ADF Charles L. Reinhart, Yang Meiqi, the founder and former director of the first modern dance company in China, China’s foremost dance expert Ou Jian-Ping, Ralph Samuelson, former director of the Asian Cultural Council, Michelle Vosper, former director of the Asian Cultural Council in Hong Kong, internationally celebrated choreographer Shen Wei, and former José Limón Company dancer Sarah Stackhouse. The event is free and open to the public.

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Grantees: Shen Wei Dance Arts, Jianping Ou, Meiqi Yang