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Chinese-born choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Shen Wei has won worldwide acclaim for amassing a body of works so strikingly original they defy categorization. For their Meany Center performances, Shen Wei Dance Arts gives the west coast premiere of Neither, a new evening-length choreographic work set to Morton Feldman’s opera of the same name, with libretto by Samuel Beckett.
In Neither, 11 dancers are immersed into massive and luminous sets of Shen Wei's own design. Here, bodies flare, sharply and urgently, then settle together into intricate tableaux, oscillating—like Beckett’s sphinx-like 16 line libretto—in the gaps between light and shadow, departure and perpetual return.