The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series
Wen Wei Dance
Thursday-Saturday May 25-27, 2017 at 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
Post-show artist talkback May 26
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.
Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program
Photo Chris Randle