Chinese choreographer Shen Wel to make first Miami appearance during Art Basel Miami Beach

November 27, 2014 12:01 AM

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Chinese choreographer Shen Wel to make first Miami appearance during Art Basel Miami Beach

Choreographer Shen Wei is renowned for his dancemaking, with an exalted artistic reputation that got a rare popular boost when he set thousands of performers in motion for the spectacular opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

But long before he was making pictures with bodies, Shen Wei, 46, was making them on paper and canvas. He grew up in China, and his parents — traditional Chinese opera professionals — set their son to studying watercolor and ink painting and calligraphy at age 6, part of the immersion in a range of ...

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