Shen Wei Dance Arts (USA)
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About the performer:
Shen Wei:  (Artistic Director and Choreographer) Choreographer, dancer, painter and designer. Shen Wei was born in Hunan, China. From 1984-1989, he worked with the Hunan State Xian Opera Company. From 1991-1994, he was an original member - dancer and choreographer - of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company. After receiving a scholarship from the Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab, Shen Wei moved to New York City in 1995.
As a visual artist independent of the dance company, Shen Wei is a painter and designer. For each dance and opera work choreographed for his company, Shen Wei also creates the sets, costumes, and make-up designs. Shen Wei has been invited by the creative team of the 2008 Beijing Olympics to create material for the opening and closing ceremonies there next year.
In China, he won first prize for both choreography and performance at the 1994 Inaugural National Modern Dance Competition. In the United States, he received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2000, and in that same year the American Dance Festival's Ben Sommer Fellowship. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001, the Nijinsky Award for Emerging Choreographer in 2004, Australia's 2005 Helpmann Award for Best Ballet or Dance Work, and the 2006 Les Etoiles de Ballet, Palais des Festival, in Cannes, France. He has received numerous awards. Shen Wei is the recipient of a 2007 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.
SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS
In the seven short years since its inception at the American Dance Festival in 2000, the company has assumed a position among the top tier of dance ensembles worldwide. In addition to repeated engagements at the American Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, and the Venice Biennale, Shen Wei Dance Arts has appeared in renowned festivals around the world, from Spoleto to Jacob's Pillow, Dublin to Rome, Montpellier to Hong Kong to Sydney.
For the past seven years, Shen Wei Dance Arts has toured throughout the United States and Western Europe, and in Australia, Israel and Singapore. In 2007-2008, the company is scheduled to perform at leading halls on four continents, including in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belgrade, Budapest, Washington DC, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and in New Zealand, Brazil, and Israel.
Supporters:
Supporters: Asian Cultural Council, Greenwall Foundation, Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation, William and Helen Little Family Foundation, Emma Sheafer Charitable Trust, Altria Group, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department for Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Samuel H. Scripps, Harkness Foundation for Dance.
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