Re-Triptych (5 stars)

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Three stories of spiritual and geographic homecoming, set in three of the most iconic and culturally significant places in Asia, presented by New York-based Chinese choreographer Shen Wei and his Dance Arts group. The first part deals with a trip to the Tibetan plateau near the roof of the world; the second with an encounter with the astonishing Angkor Watt temple complex, tangled deep within the Cambodian jungle; while the third and final part will take audiences on a journey along China's silk road, a vital artery for economic, cultural and linguistic exchange with the rest of the world. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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2 Sep 20115 stars

Mesmerising epic journey of dance

Even as we file into the auditorium, the mesmerising spectacle has begun. The dancers sit holding golden bowls, calmly anointing the final touches on a huge mandala - a geometric Buddhist symbol - made from blue and white confetti covering the whole…

Shen Wei Dance Arts perform Re-Triptych at 2011 Edinburgh International Festival

24 Aug 2011

Five reasons why missing it is not an option

1: The Inspiration Shen Wei made a personal pilgrimage to Cambodia, Tibet and his birthplace, China to create Re (i), (ii) and (iii). Now the three works have been sewn together to form Re-Triptych, they form a diverse, largely abstract emotional…

Dance trilogy Re-Triptych journeys from Tibet to China at 2011 EIF

7 Jul 2011

Shen Wei piece features music of Ani Choying Dolma and John Tavener

Re – (i) Shen Wei was standing in a record store in New York City when he felt the power of Tibetan spirituality. Despite having made three trips to the region, exploring its temples, it was not until he returned home to America that the music for Re…

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 programme keeps an eye on the East

23 Mar 2011

National Ballet of China, Ravi Shankar, Philip Glass among highlights

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra raise the curtain of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival in style this year with a performance Robert Schumann’s exotic musical Das Paradies und die Peri, one highlight from an EIF programme that boasts acts from…

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