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Enrico Dau Yang Wey

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Enrico Dau Yang Wey is a performer, puppeteer, puppetry director, artist and researcher. They are in the cast of Animal Farm. 

Enrico Dau Yang Wey is from Taiwan. Wey has been a senior member of Handspring Puppet Company since 2005, performing in productions including Tall Horse, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse directed by William Kentridge, and the Tony Award-winning play War Horse, on Broadway. They served as the Resident Puppetry Director for the German-language production of War Horse in 2013.

Their performance works have been on view internationally at such venues as Danspace Project, Urgel3, Uferstudios, and more recently as a resident artist for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival. Some notable credits include featured roles in Shulea Cheang’s 3x3x6 for the 2019 Venice Biennale’s Taiwan Pavilion, Dennis Cooper/Zac Farley’s feature film Like Cattle Towards Glow, and for choreographers Robyn Orlin, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Aitana Cordero, among others.

Wey holds a Master’s Degree in the Arts from the Universität der Kunst in Berlin, Germany and has published written research through Brumaria Art Collective in Spain and Performance Research Journal (UK).

Their solo research project in decolonizing tuning/scoring, vocal improv and landscapes, fertile fields, first premiered in June 2021 at Centro De Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid. Continued work will be presented at Conde Duque in 2022. They have recently come off of a tour as Puppetry Director for Good Chance Theatre’s The Walk.

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