Wen Wei Dance and Turning Point Ensemble (Canada)
A pleasure for the eyes and the ears, Flying white – 飞白 hits a trifecta of gorgeous visual design, thrilling kinetics and captivating music.
PRESENTED WITH TURNING POINT ENSEMBLE AND WEN WEI DANCE
This dynamic, intercultural performance features six dancers from Wen Wei Dance, as well as 12 musicians brought together from Turning Point Ensemble and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra. The title refers to a rare form of Chinese calligraphy in which the brush touches the paper in long, light strokes, evoking grace and delicacy but also powerful velocity. The creators are inspired by this aesthetic, and by the basic, animating forces of nature; these are brought to life onstage as the performers play off each other, exploring the dynamics of East and West, black and white, music and motion.
There’s an intense physicality to this piece, made all the more palpable by the use of ink, paper, silk and other materials. A pleasure for the eyes and the ears, Flying white – 飞白 hits a trifecta of gorgeous visual design, thrilling kinetics and captivating music. The performance is an education in the possibilities of art; it seduces the senses and proceeds to retrain them.
Turning Point Ensemble (Canada)
Founded in 2002, Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble is dedicated to linking daring and extraordinary work of the past hundred years to music of the present day, with a special emphasis on innovative collaboration with other art forms.
Wen Wei Dance (Canada)
Wen Wei Dance uses choreography and visual design to bring diverse cultural experiences to life. Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang has a truly unique sensibility, and with his collaborators he creates rich, fully imagined worlds onstage. Founded in 2003, WWD has performed its work across Canada and at international festivals including the Venice Biennale.
149 W Hastings St, Vancouver
100 mins, with intermission
Single tickets $36
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CO-CREATORS Wen Wei Wang, Owen Underhill, Dorothy Chang CHOREOGRAPHER Wen Wei Wang in collaboration with the dancers COMPOSERS Owen Underhill, Dorothy Chang PERFORMERS (from Wen Wei Dance) Dario Dinuzzi, Eowynn Enquist, Ralph Escamillan, Sarah Formosa, Daria Mikhaylyuk, Matthew Wyllie MUSICIANS Turning Point Ensemble, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra COSTUME DESIGNER Linda Chow LIGHTING DESIGNER Jonathan Kim SCENIC DESIGN CONSULTANT, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Mark Eugster PRODUCTION AND STAGE MANAGER Kim Plough
PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY Turning Point Ensemble, Wen Wei Dance CO-PRODUCED BY SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs SUPPORTED BY The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Program