DanceWorks presents Wen Wei Dance in the Toronto premiere of 7th Sense
DanceWorks presents Wen Wei Dance in the Toronto premiere of
part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps
Choreographed by Wen Wei Wang
DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, proudly presents the Toronto premiere of 7th Sense, from Vancouver’s acclaimed Wen Wei Dance, choreographed by Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, for two nights only – Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 2 – at Fleck Dance Theatre, part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps.
Wen Wei Dance fuses precise choreography with stunning visual design and music, creating startling and provocative performances of a distinctive trans-cultural sensibility.
7th Sense explores how we wield control and succumb to it; an invisible force that shapes our lives and our relationships. This full-length work holds a mirror up to humanity: We cherish the autonomy of our lives, the free will we exercise in our daily existence. And we valiantly struggle against oppressive forces, on scales large and small. Yet humans have a deep-rooted duplicitous urge to dominate our surroundings, conquer the unknown, and to master the mysterious.
7th Sense is a personal exploration into the realization of one’s true nature, despite the many external societal forces that constrain and inhibit. 7th Sense is about pushing back against the artificial rules of society that prevent us from giving way to our true selves and from loving – others and ourselves – unconditionally.
“Wen Wei Wang is a master of imagery. His use of symbolism in dance is superb.” Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail
DanceWorks presents Wen Wei Dance in 7th Sense
part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps
Choreographer: Wen Wei Wang
Performers: Jung-Ah Chung, Léon Feizo-Gas, Josh Martin, Diego Romero, Renée Sigouin, Tiffany Tregarthen
Composer: Giorgio Magnanensi
Lights: James Proudfoot
Video Designer: David Raymond
Costume Designer: Kate Burrows
Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8PM
Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West
Tickets: $19.50-$34 (including applicable taxes & services charges)
Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at www.danceworks.ca or www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/wenweidance/