One of the premier international dance companies, Shen Wei Dance Arts has won worldwide acclaim for "amassing a body of works so strikingly original they defy categorization"—The Boston Globe. The work Shen Wei makes for his company draws on influences as varied as traditional Chinese culture and arts, European surrealism, American high modernism, and the ritual power of ancient drama.
The company will perform Neither, a work that reflects on Morton Feldman and Samuel Beckett’s 1977 anti-opera of the same name. In this piece Shen Wei immerses 11 dancers into massive and luminous sets of this own design, exquisitely illuminated by Jennifer Tipton’s lighting.
The company’s dances reflect the compositional rigor of Shen Wei the visual artist, dancer, and choreographer—incorporating vivid colors, striking design, and imaginative use of space into theatrical, kinetic paintings. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of ADF’s involvement to help develop modern dance in China based on their own culture and traditions. So, come discover what makes this performance so unique at Durham Performing Arts Center!
At Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Saturday, June 16, 2018—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian Street
Durham, North Carolina C 27701