Re- (I, II, III)
Shen Wei Dance Arts (USA)

Fri - SatD8pm
Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
$360 / $280 / $200 / $120
This programme contains nudity
. Some $120 & $200 seats may have restricted view
. Approx 2 hours with 2 intermissions of 20 minutes
. Meet-the-artist session after the performance on 6 November
Click here for details of Master Class, here for Pre-performance Talk and Photo Exhibition

Choreographer: Shen Wei

2007 MacArthur "Genius"
2005 Helpmann Award for Best Ballet or Dance Work
Received 10 commissions from the American Dance Festival

"What a freeing, soaring feeling the piece has" V The Washington Post

Inspired by Shen Wei's journeys to Tibet, Angkor Wat and the modern "Silk Road"
Shen Wei's first new work since the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony
With new music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang

Breathtakingly original multi-layered contemporary dance

This compelling three-part work centres on choreographer-designer Shen Wei's impressions of his visits to Tibet, Angkor Wat and the Silk Road. The dance trilogy is the culmination of four years of inner reflection and gruelling rehearsals, demonstrating Shen's position as one of contemporary dance's most accomplished choreographers.

Re-I is a stunning ritualistic work in the form of a Buddhist mandala. Confetti drift and swirl like snowflakes as dancers gyrate to Tibetan chants, gradually creating a state of meditative, spiritually uplifting serenity.

Re-II takes its inspiration from the temple ruins and trees at Angkor Wat. The performance, a re-working of a commission for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal in 2007, takes a stirring surrealistic approach as dancers tangle and untangle themselves like tree roots stretched against the forgotten temples in the Cambodian jungle.

Re-III brings to life Shen's trip to the Silk Road and his reflections on his homeland after more than a decade overseas. The work celebrates the artist's interdisciplinary talents. Blending contemporary dance with elements from visual arts, philosophy and architecture, among others, the piece uses the Silk Road as a grand metaphor to explore China's future as a convergence of cultures. Featuring an original soundscape that integrates a commissioned score by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang, the multifaceted work ingeniously transcends time. An inspiring collective experience from an international arts star.

Photo : Lois Greenfield

Programme commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Kwai Tsing Theatre