(Community announcement by Wen Wai Dance)
Wen Wei Dance’s latest choreographic creation Ying Yun was born at a heated time in the trajectory of gender discourse, raising the platform of choreographing to the female performers. The creative process involves a series of dialogues between Ying Yun’s dancers and Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, with the aim of translating their stories into movement.
Ying Yun is the name of Wang’s mother (Ying means Hero & Yun means Cloud), who passed away from ovarian cancer four years ago. A significant influence on his becoming an artist, Wang dedicates this new creation to her, engaging the dancers in interpreting her story, and in turn expressing their own intersectional experiences.
In Ying Yun, Wang channels and melds his emotional association to his mother with elements of Tai Chi: silence and intentional breathing. It is created with research and improvisational methods to ensure a collaboratively creative process with the dancers.
February 19-23 at 7pm, Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street. Ticket Info: https://ticketstonight.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=3871