The mandate of the company is to create dance and movement-based performance events for the general public that extend the profile of dance as an essential part of artistic expression, and to investigate dance’s potential to reflect the psychological, sociological and cultural condition of our immediate environment in relation to the global world we now inhabit. The company is dedicated to innovative creative approaches, the enhancement of skills through education and training, and the cultivation of audiences that value dance as much for its relevant content as its virtuosic delivery. Wen Wei Dance serves as a vehicle of expression and creative output for Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, a Chinese-Canadian whose works are deeply influenced and informed by his ethnicity and cultural identities.
About WEN WEI DANCE SOCIETY
Wen Wei Dance’s work reflects a multiplicity of dance and social experiences. Each creation is influenced by the evolution of personal identity, and strives to reflect the underlying experience of social, cultural and personal development. Wen Wei Dance creates provocative performances of a distinctive trans-cultural sensibility. With a highly individual style, Wen Wei Wang fuses precise choreography with stunning visual design and music, turning each work into a rich and unique world.
Since the company’s founding in 2003, it has created nine full-length works including: Made in China (2015), 7th Sense (2013), Under the Skin (2010); Cock-Pit (2009, winner of the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award); Three Sixty Five (2007); Unbound (2006, winner of the Isadora Awards for Excellence in Choreography and Performance);One Man’s (2005); and Tao (2004). The company’s most recent workDialogue, will premiere in May 2017.