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April 21 to May 3, 2009

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Friday, January 30, 2009

BC Scene is pleased to present Mei Han and Red Chamber and Wen Wei Dance in association with Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society

Mei Han and Red Chamber

Red Chamber, a quartet of internationally-acclaimed virtuoso musicians, “set the stage on fire with hot licks, power and passion!" according to CBC Radio, and the Georgia Straight describes their music as “red-hot sexy, red-hot accomplished.”

Wen Wei Dance

Critically acclaimed 2009 Alcan Award-winning Chinese-Canadian dancer-choreographer Wen Wei Wang brings the world premiere of his newest work, Cock-Pit, to the NAC and you won’t want to miss it. Born, raised, and trained as a dancer in China and now a Canadian citizen, Wen Wei Wang's distinctive dance often explores, in provocative and personal movement, these two distinct cultures. His unique dance language -- seamlessly meshing classical Chinese dance, ballet, and contemporary movement -- displays a very clean, very precise aesthetic. It has been praised for its audacious beauty and pure, clear movement; it is stripped, elemental and edgy, full of invention and suggestion. "You can't miss the inner stillness that sets him apart as a dancer, a quiet centre that can unleash a tornado." (Vancouver Sun)

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