Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Rite of Spring

We are pleased to announce that we have found a replacement for Bejart Ballet who had to cancel its 2013 U.S. tour. New York-based Shen Wei Dance Arts will make its Houston debut Saturday, May 18, 2013, performing two of its most celebrated works: The Rite of Spring (2003), coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s famed musical composition; and Folding (2000), a highly stylized piece performed to the melodies of Tavener and Tibetan Buddhist chants.

Shen Wei was the mastermind choreographer behind the stunning 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Beijing – featuring 16,000 performers right in the heart of The Bird’s Nest. The company itself is devoted to the creation of innovative dance forms for the 21st century. A seamless fusion of Chinese opera, painting, dance and music with Western performance arts, Shen Wei’s works are “visual feasts” (The New York Sun) that transfix audiences.


Performances »

Sat, May 18, 2013 8:00 PM at Brown Theater, Wortham Center

Jesse H. Jones Hall    615 Louisiana Street, Suite 100    Houston, Texas 77002-2715    713.227.4772
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