SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS
Choreographer Shen Wei is the rare genius who uses classical techniques to challenge contemporary thinking, and integrates artistic disciplines with startling simplicity. His vision is epic and large-scale—to experience Shen Wei Dance Arts is to free-fall into a sublime world of poetry, painting and sculptural tableaux rendered in contemporary dance. In an era of cynicism and grit, the company stands apart as optimistic and unapologetically beautiful. Re-, Wei’s lyrical response to his journeys through Tibet, coinciding with the exhibition The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama which is on view in our galleries Dec 1–Mar 16. To the haunting chants of an exiled nun, dancers breeze across a Mandela made of confetti, which is destroyed to make way for a moment of stirring stillness.
415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org
$35 – 45 regular; $30-38 students, seniors, teachers and YBCA members
Official Website: http://www.ybca.org
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