The Wall (2016)

Premiered in Bodies & Souls (2016)

Choreography by Jun Shen
​Cast: Stephen Anthony, Veronica Boccardo, Lizzette Chapa, Nicholas Kao, Erin Kedzie, Morganne Mazeika, Kanami Nakabayashi, Mariana Spósito, Mackenzie Voorhies
Music: Kuai Rang Wo Zai Xue Di Shang Sa Dian Ye, composed by Cui Jian
Costume Designer: Caitlin Graham
Lighting Designer: Lacey Erb
Projection Designer: Jon Haas

From the Choreographer
The Wall is a dance which uses aesthetic features of black and white from Chinese calligraphy to explore the relationship between past and present through the historic events of the Cultural Revolution.


Jun Shen is an independent dancer and choreographer based in Beijing and San Francisco. He is a founding member of Philein/ZiRu Productions and a freelance scriptwriter. Shen was born in Wuxi, China. He graduated from Capital Normal University, Beijing in 2005 before working with Beijing/LDTX (Lei Dong Tian Xia) until 2009. As a dancer and choreographer in LDTX he visited several international dance festivals including those in America, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico and South Korea. He has collaborated with British lighting artist, Hugo Dalton; Chinese-American choreographer, Hou Ying; Macao multi-media calligraphic painter, Wu Shaoying; Taiwai director, Jiang Zhengeng; Swiss artists Simon&Monika; Chinese-American dancer and choreographer, Philein Wang; Chinese artist Wang Jianwei; Charles O. Anderson; Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Scott Puttman and the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Company. Shen graduated with a M.F.A. in Dance in 2016 from The University of Texas at Austin.


Videography: Kevin Newcomb