Nouveau projet [working title]

  • Work in Progress
  • Jung-Ah Chung et Josh Martin

    Photo: Emily Cooper
  • Tiffany Tregarthen et David Raymond

    Photo: Emily Cooper
  • Wen Wei Wang, Josh Martin, Renée Sigouin, Diego Romero, Jung-Ah Chung

    Photo: Chris Randal


  • Total duration: 70 min
  • Stemming from the dichotomous nature of improvisation - uninhibited abandon and controlled precision - choreographer Wen Wei Wang examines ideas of control and power through his new dance creation. 7th Sense is an exploration of how we wield control and succumb to it, an invisible force that shapes our lives and our relationships.

    We cherish the autonomy of our lives, the free will we exercise in our daily existence. And we valiantly struggle against oppressive forces, on scales large and small. Yet we also have the deep-rooted urge to dominate our surroundings, conquer the unknown, and to master the mysterious. The work holds a mirror to this duplicity to reveal our desire for individual freedoms while exerting our will on others. 7th Sense is a personal exploration into the realization of one’s true nature, despite the many external societal forces that constrain and inhibit. It is about pushing back against the artificial rules of society that prevent us from giving way to our true selves and from loving - others and ourselves - unconditionally.
    • Year of premiere: 2011
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Wen Wei Wang, en collaboration avec les interprètes / in collaboration with the performers
    • Performer(s): Jung-Ah Chung, João Pedro de Paula, Alyson Fretz, Brett Taylor, Paxton Ricketts, Renée Sigouin, Wen Wei Wang.
    • Collaborator(s): Music: Giorgio Magnanensi & Walter Zanetti (acoustic and electric guitar), Ben Frost - The Theory of Machines, Stomp from the album The Theory of Machines, Ben Frost and Bora Yoon - STCTS from the album Journal of Popular Noise; Lighting designer: James Proudfoot; Costume designer: Kate Burrows

    7th Sense is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, DanceHouse, Brian Webb Dance Company, National Arts Centre, L’Agora de la danse, and supported by Dance Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

    Wen Wei Dance gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver.

    Last update: 5 décembre 2011