Sunday, December 10, 2006

Jacek Luminski, Poland's Foremost Choreographer is Making Dance at Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Fort Lee, NJ - Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, one of New Jersey's premiere professional troupes, has recently invited Poland's foremost choreographer, Jacek Luminski, as a guest choreographer to work with the Company and make a new dance to be included in its repertory. During the past three years, the Company has visited Poland five times, gaining higher recognition and learning Poland's contemporary dance culture. Most recently, the Company performed in Lublin as part of the internationally renowned Konfrontation Theater Festival. Nai-Ni Chen met Mr. Luminski in 2003 while attending the Silesian International Contemporary Dance Festival, which he founded. There, they learned about each other's work, and the Company's dancers also learned about Mr. Luminski's unique philosophy and movement style. A mutual admiration grew between the two choreographers, who look forward to exploring and sharing their distinctively different idioms. Mr. Luminski is choreographing Ashes of the Dead Frog for the Company. For a preview of the Companys work, come to our APAP Showcase on Sunday, January 21, at City Center's Studio 5.

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