Shen Wei’s detractors claim that his choreography is more style than substance, but it’s hard to argue with the conceit behind Connect Transfer. During the opening, lithe dancers establish the logic and set boundaries for the environment with a series of gyrations and contortions. This is the “connect” part of the 90-minute piece, and it’s all about the curious geometry of human bodies in motion. These performers also have paint on their gloves and feet, which they gradually apply in broad strokes to a canvas stretched across the stage. It’s worth noting that the Kennedy Center is selling tickets with a disclaimer: Audience members in the nosebleed seats might not be able to see the dynamic changes on the canvas. Still, what Connect Transfer says about the value of art and the circumstances of its creation is ultimately more valuable than the art itself.
The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22, at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $19-$48. (202) 467-4600.