Wen Wei Dance Society

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Wen Wei Dance Society




[edit] Wen Wei Dance

Wen Wei Wang was born in mainland China, where he trained and performed as a professional dancer. He subsequently spent 12 years in Canada as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer before forming Wen Wei Dance in 2003. Wen Wei Dance offers a fresh voice in dance, one that is inspired by the evolving Canadian cultural context, which is made up of many experiences from many cultures. The company has presented Wen Wei Wang’s full length-work, Tao (2003), at the Firehall Arts Theatre in Vancouver in 2003 and 2004, and in 3 cities in Colombia, South America during the 7th Temporada Internacional de Danza Contemporanea Colombia in September 2004. Wen Wei Wang's most recent work, the solo One Man's... was featured at the Vancouver International Dance Festival in March 2005. Wen Wei Wang has just received a commission from the CanDance Network to create and tour a new work for six dancers that will premiere at the Canada Dance Festival in June 2006, and tour across Canada in Fall 2006.

[edit] Choreographer

Wen Wei Wang danced professionally in China before coming to Canada in 1991. Since then he has performed with several Canadian companies including Judith Marcuse Dance Projects and Ballet British Columbia in Vancouver. He has choreographed more than twenty works for various groups and companies, including Arts Umbrella Youth Dance Company, Banff Festival Ballet, Goh Ballet Company, Dancers Dancing, Ballet Jörgen Canada and Alberta Ballet. In 2000 Wen Wei Wang received the prestigious Clifford E. Lee Award for excellence in choreography.

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