Wen Wei Dance
Photo Credit: Emily Cooper
” Striking a hypnotic tone, Ying Yun has an appeal that goes beyond the fact that it is just beautiful to watch. It is that nothing is ever literal—memories, imagery, and movement meld into an abstract vision that exists in a place beyond words. And, fortunately for Wang, he has the talent on hand to take it there. ” Janet Smith review in The Georgia Straight.
Wen Wei Dance
March 30th, 8:00 PM, Spatz Theatre
$35.00 Adults; $32.50 Seniors; $20 Students / Arts Worker (General Seating)
Being born at a heated time of gender discourse, this work raises the platform of choreographing to five female performers. The creative process involves dialogues between Ying Yun’s dancers and artistic director Wen Wei Wang, with the aim to translate their stories into movement.
Ying Yun is the name of Wang’s mother, who passed away four years ago from ovarian cancer. A significant influence on him becoming an artist, Wang dedicates the new creation to her and engages the dancers to interpret the story, and in turn share their intersectional experiences.
Aurally, the piece will focus on silence and the breathing of the dancers, but will also feature remixes of Bach compositions with an electroacoustic score. The minimalist sound design with a focus on the dancers’ breathing will allow the piece to focus on the dancers and their expression of the work’s subject.