Shen Wei’s Armory show combined dance with installation and performance art within the spectrum of New York’s trendy contemporary art scene. The three works in different genres - modern dance, multi-cultural spectacle and finally an installation of semi-nude dancers that had the audience wandering among the performers – were as diverse as what you’ll see in the downtown galleries, but were compromised by exactly the major weakness of those shows – the facile substitution of clever ideas for creativity. Shen is a talented dance-maker and dramatist but dance and drama need to be meaningful in order to be good.
Shen Wei Dance Arts
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:33 PM
Michael Popkin reviews Shen Wei Dance Arts in “Rite of Spring,” “Folding,” and “Undivided Divided” at Park Avenue Armory (NYC) for danceviewtimes.
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