In Limited States, Shen Wei’s newest dance, dancers blend seamlessly with video, shadow, paint, and lighting in a marriage of film and choreography. The distraction of technology is Shen Wei’s new focus, and he attacks it. At times the company mimics projections of filmed dancers in unusual synchronization. At others, the dancers compress into a rectangle of light (suggesting the screens we watch all day). In Limited States, the choreographer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics creates a breathtaking alternate world, where attention is dissipated and we surrender impulse control.
Shen Wei Dance Arts
New York, NY
Fiscal Year Awarded:2012
ProgramNational Dance Project: Production Grant