Performance | Global Dance Connections series
Wen Wei Dance and Turning Point Ensemble
Two of Canada’s leading voices in contemporary dance and music join forces in Flying white 飞白, an ambitious new work exploring the intersection between their respective art forms. Wen Wei Dance Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang’s beautifully crafted choreography encompasses both his Chinese heritage and his Canadian identity, drawing on aspects of Tai Chi, martial arts and Peking Opera. The score – by Turning Point Ensemble Artistic Director Owen Underhill and Vancouver composer Dorothy Chang – will be played on Chinese traditional instruments and Western instruments. With guest musicians from Taiwan joining local musicians and dancers on stage, this profoundly intercultural and personal project will reflect the rich and distinctive character of Vancouver.
About the series:
The Global Dance Connections series features exciting contemporary dance from BC, across Canada and around the world. Our 2019-2020 season includes Brazil’s dynamic Focus Cia de Dança and Australia’s Lucy Guerin Inc; a world premiere from Vancouver’s Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, and a new collaboration between Wen Wei Dance and Turning Point Ensemble; the latest work from Montreal’s Dana Michel; Bill Coleman from Toronto; and Israeli choreographer Hillel Kogan.
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Single tickets for Hillel Kogan are sold through Theatre La Seizieme.
Single tickets for Wen Wei Dance will be sold through PuSh International Performing Arts Festival from November.
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Cast + Production Credits
Co-created by Wen Wei Wang (Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance), Owen Underhill (Composer, Artistic Director of Turning Point Ensemble), Dorothy Chang (Composer)
Choreographer – Wen Wei Wang
Composers – Owen Underhill and Dorothy Chang
Dancers: Dario Dinuzzi, Eowynn Enquist, Ralph Escamillan, Sarah Formosa, Daria Mikhaylyuk, Matthew Wyllie.
Musicians: 8 from Turning Point Ensemble; 4 from Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra.
Costume Designer – Linda Chow
Lighting Designer – Jonathan Kim
Scenic Design Consultant and Technical Director – Mark Eugster
Photos – Emily Cooper
Presented by Turning Point Ensemble and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Supported through The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program.