July 17, 2014 · 8:00 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Doors open at 7:00pm.
Shen Wei Dance Arts
The Chinese-born, NYC-based SHEN WEI is internationally renowned for his cross-cultural, boldly visual movement-based works—the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies being among his best known choreographic spectacles. This evening-length program centers around two of his repertory works, Map and Collective Measures.
"His innovative choreographic style is a delight for the audience's eyes, but the patterns, the sequencing, the formations, the musicality, the intensity, the mastery, and yes, even the balloons floating high above elevate the piece's brilliance." - (BWWDanceWorld.com)
Admiration for his talent has earned Shen Wei numerous awards, including a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship (2007), the U.S. Artists Fellow award and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Other accolades include: Australia’s Helpmann Award; the Nijinsky Emerging Choreographer Award; the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader Honor; the Algur H. Meadows Prize; and a 2012 New York City Center Choreography Fellowship. The impact of Shen Wei Dance Arts’ premiere performances on the Chinese mainland in Beijing led to a host of awards for Shen Wei: the Audi-China 2012 Artist of the Year Award; the Artist of the Year at the GQ-China magazine’s 2013 Man of the Year Awards; and most recently, the 2013 Chinese Innovator Award from the Wall Street Journal–China.
Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! Seating & Tent Access
Friends Seating: Front Rows & Tower Seats
Friends Tent: Open
Sponsor Tent: Closed for Private Event
"Map" (excerpt) from Shen Wei Dance Arts on Vimeo.