'Nomad: The River' offers blend of dance, theater, music
January 26, 2007
The multimedia dance-theater piece “Nomad: The River,” featuring choreographer and dancer Yin Mei, will be the next performance in Wake Forest University’s Secrest Artists Series. The performance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 in Brendle Recital Hall. A pre-performance Secrest Signature Talk will be presented by Christina Tsoules Soriano, a member of Wake Forest’s dance faculty, at 6:40 pm in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 208, adjacent to Brendle Recital Hall.
“Nomad: The River,” which was created out of Mei’s own experience during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, features Mei and six other dancers. As a choreographer, Mei is known for exploring themes of artistic and spiritual significance between Asian traditional performance and Western contemporary dance theater. Critics have called her artistry “exquisite.”
The production is a collaborative effort between Mei, media artist and sound designer Chris Salter and lighting designer Shao Lia. It features music from a variety of sources, including works from the Cultural Revolution era in China, and is supplemented with electronic and natural sounds.
Tickets are $16 for adults; $12 for senior citizens and non-WFU students; and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available from the Theatre Box Office in Scales Fine Arts Center by calling (336) 758-5295.