An Evening of Dance, Art, and Film With Shen Wei Dance Arts

Last week, Asia Society hosted the acclaimed choreographer Shen Wei to discuss and celebrate his work over 30 years on the world stage. Shen was joined on stage by YiLing Mao, executive director of Art Collectives LLC., for a far-reaching discussion on his artistic inspirations, working processes, and the role Buddhism and his travels to Tibet play in his various works. The conversation was also accompanied by three of his iconic performances Folding, Re-Part II, and Neither performed by the Shen Wei Dance Arts company, as well as the world premiere screening of his new short film, Innerspace.

Check out some of our favorite moments in the photos below:

Shen Wei Dance Performance

Performers from the Shen Wei Dance Arts company take the stage at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Shen Wei Dance Performance

A performer form Shen Wei Dance Arts on stage at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Shen Wei Dance Performance

Performers from the Shen Wei Dance Arts company take the stage at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Shen Wei Dance Performance

Performers from the Shen Wei Dance Arts company take the stage at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Shen Wei Dance Performance

Acclaimed choreographer, painter, and founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts, Shen Wei (R), discusses his artistic inspirations with YiLing Mao (L), Executive Director of Art Collectives LLC at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Shen Wei Dance Performance

Acclaimed choreographer, painter, and founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts, Shen Wei (R), discusses his artistic inspirations with YiLing Mao (L), Executive Director of Art Collectives LLC at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)