Choreographer/s | Wen Wei Wang and Francesca Lettieri

  Name of piece | Barocco Rave

  Venue | Firehall Arts Centre

BAROCCO RAVE is composed of juxtaposing halves, continuing a compelling creative relationship between Wen Wei Dance (Canada) and ADARTE Company (Italy).

This work explores a complex set of emotions and experiences related to human relationships and the challenges they can present. Loneliness and isolation can create a sense of internal conflict and tension, while longing and love can bring joy and fulfillment. Anger and conflict can arise when these relationships don’t meet expectations, while falling and needing help can create vulnerability. There is tension between the internal world and external triggers that lie beyond. When everything has burned to the ground, how do we choose to rebuild ourselves?
—Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance)

The idea that moves the work is the deepest invisible connection in between individuals. A deep emotional sensitivity that is written and expressed in the bodies of the dancers inspiring new worlds and new perceptions.

"I am not just a woman or just a man, I am at the same time many women and many men, many places, animals, cities, countries, families, memories, emotions, objects and people. I am talking about realities that I know, but also about unknown and unexplored worlds opening new landscapes to my own imagination and revealing new identities of the past, of the present and of the future”
—Francesca Lettieri (ADARTE Company)

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance) & Francesca Lettieri (ADARTE Company)

Costume Design: Linda Chow

Lighting Design: Jonathan Kim

Sound Design: Sammy Chien

Dancer: Ariana Barr

Dancer: Alexis Fletcher

Dancer: Adrian De Leeuw

Dancer: Matthew Wyllie

Stage Manager: Siobhan Powell

Co-produced by Wen Wei Dance and ADARTE Company, with the support of the Canada Council for Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver, Tuscany Region Cultural Department, Italian Ministry of Culture—Moving Barocco program, Ballo Pubblico—International Festival In Urban Spaces, Fondazione E.L.S.A., and the Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program. In collaboration with Accademia Musicale Chigiana.

Credit: Wen Wei Wang
Credit: Wen Wei Wang
Credit: Wen Wei Wang
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