700 Howard St.
San Francisco, California 94103

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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.

Public Info:
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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