Celebrated choreographer and painter Shen Wei (Park Avenue Armory, 2011; 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony) makes his much-anticipated BAM debut with this danced realization of Morton Feldman’s 1977 anti-opera for orchestra and soprano. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #ShenWei.
From Olympics to Neither (BAM blog)
Consider this comprehensive background on Shen Wei’s evolution as a visual and dance artist your well-written alternative to Wikipedia.
Feldman meets Beckett (Bloomsbury Publishing)
A delightful nugget of history that covers Morton Feldman’s meeting with Samuel Beckett—two opera haters determined to write an opera.
A Guide to Morton Feldman's Music (The Guardian)
Some background on the music of the always defiant Morton Feldman.
Watch & Listen
The unforgettable 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony (YouTube)
Shen Wei served as lead creative consultant.
CBS Profile of Shen Wei (YouTube)
Produced for the 2008 Beijing Olympics
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