WEN WEI WANG
Wen Wei Wang began dancing at an early age in China, where he was born and raised, and trained and danced professionally with the Langzhou Song and Dance Company. In 1991, he joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company in Canada, after which he danced with Ballet British Columbia for seven years. Since 2003, he has served as Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance. Wen Wei is the recipient of many awards such as the 2000 Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award and the 2006 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography (Unbound). In addition to his works for Wen Wei Dance, he has choreographed for the Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Dancers Dancing, North West Dance Projects in Portland and, most recently, Vancouver Opera's production of Nixon in China.
Barak Marshall was born in the Los Angeles. In 1994, after studying social theory and philosophy at Harvard University, he immigrated to Israel, where he began a successful career as a choreographer and singer. He was the house choreographer for the Batsheva Dance Company from 1999-2001. As a singer, he has performed with numerous ensembles including a guest performance with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project. Marshall recently received the prestigious Creative Capital Grant for his new music production, Symphony of Tin Cans, with Margalit Oved and the Balkan Beat Box. His work Monger was premiered in October 2008 and toured throughout Israel, Europe, Asia and the United States. His latest work, Rooster, premiered at the Israeli Opera House in November 2009. He presented Rooster on June 2011 at the Berlizo Opera House and Monger on July 2011 at Campo Santo during the Estivales de Perpignan at the Montpellier Danse Festival 2011.
Four rescheduled performances of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal will be Thursday, December 13 & Friday, December 14 at 8pm and Saturday, December 15 at 2pm & 8pm. Tickets are $10-$49 ($26-$37 for Joyce members) and can be arranged by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more info, please visit