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Shen Wei Dance Arts


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


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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Grantees: Shen Wei Dance Arts, Shen Wei

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