Wen Wei Dance


Oct 19, 7pm & Oct 20, 9pm

DJD Dance Centre Studio Theatre


Part of a triple bill

Wen Wei Dance (Vancouver)

Dialogue is a work about individuality, cultural difference, and sexual orientation. Drawing on Wen Wei Wang's personal experience as a non-English speaking immigrant to Canada, Dialogue explores the basic desire to be understood and the lonely fee when one does not achieve those rare honest connections with others.

…a vibrant, shimmering performance that thrilled the audience…
— Plank Magazine


Wen Wei Wang began dancing at an early age in China, where he was born and raised. He trained and danced professionally with the Langzhou Song and Dance Company. In 1991, he came to Canada and joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company after which he danced with Ballet British Columbia for seven years. Since 2003, he has served as Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance. Wen Wei is the recipient of many awards such as the 2000 Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award and the 2006 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography (Unbound). In addition to his works for Wen Wei Dance, he has choreographed for the Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Dancers Dancing, North West Dance Projects in Portland and Vancouver Opera's production of Nixon in China. He is the Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer of Ballet Edmonton for 2018/19.


Choreographer: Wen Wei Wang
Performers: Dario Dinuzzi, Ralph Escamillan, Arash Khakpour
Lighting designer: James Proudfoot
Composer/ sound design: Stefan Seslija
Costumes: Linda Chow

Photo credit: Chris Randle