Master Class with Wen Wei Dance


We have once again partnered with the Brian Webb Dance Company to provide Master Classes for local dance practitioners to learn from artists featured in BWDC’s 2018/19 Season.

Dario Giuseppe Dinuzzi (Wen Wei Dance Vancouver/Edmonton)                                                                                                                                                                              February 14, 2019, 10am-11:30am

Master classes are open to all levels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $25 Regular                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $20 CADA Members                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Class cards cannot be used at Master Classes.

I consider any class as a personal time for research and exploration where dancers can indulge and discover more about their own bodies and personalities. I like to think of a class as a moment of sharing and learning, a time for exchange. I believe each of us has a unique voice and a way to move alike and my interest lies in creating a safe environment where the dancers can experience and expose themselves. Therefore my class develops as a sort of a short journey, from warm up to eventually choreography. Everything in between would be different from journey to journey. Some of the main tools that I like to focus on are intention and rhythm. These two concepts can strengthen the dancers’ perception from within and help them to move out in the space and interact with each other. Finally I offer my own movement language which is often driven by spoken or written words and gives the dancers a chance to work with clear images for a honest approach to the given movement.

Dario Giuseppe Dinuzzi is originally from Italy, a former dancer of Aterballetto (Italy), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Ballet BC (Canada), Tanz Luzern Theater (Switzerland). Before his career as a professional dancer, he was performing as a juggler and flame-spitter in southern Italy. While freelancing in Vancouver and further developing his training, he had the fortune to collaborate as dancer, teacher and choreographer with Action at a Distance, Aeriosa, ArtsUmbrella, LamonDance, Mascall Dance, Modus Operandi, Plastic Orchid Factory, Small Stages, The Underground Circus and WenWei Dance. Furthermore he has been Artist in Residence with Ballet BC for two years and board member at Cada/West. His short works have been presented in Canada, Italy, Switzerland and US. He has currently taught at national and international level including: ArtsUmbrella, Ballet BC, Harbour Dance, LamonDance, Modus Operandi, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC); Ballet Preljocaj, Opera National du Rihn (France); Ballet Basel, Tanz Luzern Theater (Switzerland); Ballet Mannheim (Germany); CODARTS (Netherlands); NOD (Turin, Italy); SUNY (Purchase, NY), B-Dance (Taiwan). In 2018 he starts teaching GYROTONIC in the Vancouver’s community.