Contemporary/ Modern Dance

By: Sarah Kidwai

The History Of Modern Dance

Modern dance is the product of choreographers rebelling against traditional dance. It was born in the 20th century, and was a way of expression to dancers that wanted to be taken seriously.


"The Rebellion Against Ballet"

One modern dance choreographer is Shen Wei. Shen started his career in the opera industry, then moved on to become a founding member of the Guangdong modern dance company, the first such company in China. When he moved to New York in 1995 , Shen was asked to present his dance for the American Dance Festival, he then became widely renown for his Eastern influences in his dances.


Shen Wei Dance Arts
20th Annual Conference Gala Awards Dinner - Performance: Shen Wei Dance Arts (1/2)