Wen Wei Dance

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series

Wen Wei Dance
Dialogue
Thursday-Saturday May 25-27, 2017 at 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
Post-show artist talkback May 26

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Wen Wei Dance/photo Chris Randle

Communication and the human need to connect inspire Dialogue, an exciting new work by acclaimed Vancouver choreographer Wen Wei Wang. Created for six powerful and expressive male dancers (Ralph Escamillan, Andrew Haydock, Arash Khakpour, Tyler Layton-Olson, Nicholas Lydiate, and Alex Tam), the work draws from Wang’s personal experience as a non-English speaking immigrant to Canada, expressing the basic desire to be understood, and the loneliness when those connections with others are not achieved. Wang’s precise and subtle choreography has an elegant yet aggressive physicality, and expresses a distinctive trans-cultural sensibility. Dialogue features music ranging from Iceland-basic musician Ben Frost, and Canadian icon Leonard Cohen.

The piece exploded with energy... The sheer strength and stamina of the dancers was something to behold, as they ran, slid and lifted one another across the stage. - The Dance Current

On the blog: Wen Wei Wang's Dialogue

Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program
Duration: approx 65 minutes
Photo Chris Randle