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About the company:
DanceWorks is one of Canada's leading presenters of independent contemporary dance, which supports the creation, production and dissemination of groundbreaking choreography by professional dance artists. DanceWorks presents inspired work by gifted creators drawing from a belief in the power of dance to illuminate, engage and transform all that participate.
Born and raised in China, Wen Wei Wang began dancing at an early age. He trained and danced professionally with the Langzhou Song and Dance Company, and in 1991, immigrated to Canada and joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company, then Ballet British Columbia. He is the artistic director of Wen Wei Dance and a recipient of many awards, including the 2000 Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award, and the 2006 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography (Unbound). He has choreographed for the Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jörgen, Dancers Dancing, North West Dance Projects (Portland) and Vancouver Opera's production of Nixon in China.
March 1 2, 2013Dance
Choreographed by Wen Wei Wang to original music by Giorgio Magnanensi and lit by James Proudfoot, six dancers display uninhibited abandon and controlled precision as they explore control versus autonomy and dominance versus obedience through our relationship to animals. The full-length work about the seldom achieved unconditional love is a much-anticipated follow-up to his stunning Cock-Pit, previously presented by DanceWorks at NextSteps 09/10.