11/30/2011 10:56 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2012

Shen Wei Dance Arts Fills Park Avenue Armory

MANHATTAN -- Shen Wei, a Chinese choreographer based in New York City, knows how to fill a big space.

Wei, who choreographed the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, has spent the past 16 months as an artist-in-residence at the Park Avenue Armory creating an ambitious site-specific work for the soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall that looks like a 19th-century European train station.