Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New Commissions

This summer, Nai-Ni traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to complete a commission for Dancing Wheels, a company that integrates dancers who use wheelchairs with other dancers. She created a fifteen-minute piece titled The Unconquered Warriors for six members of this unique company. The driving force and energy of Mary Verdi-Fletcher, its Artistic Director and one of the six dancers, provided Nai-Ni with great inspiration throughout the incredibly rewarding creative process. Watch for news of the premiere of this new work!

Nai-Ni was also invited to be a guest choreographer as part of BalletMet's 30X30 project in Columbus, Ohio. She set a short piece on five wonderful dancers of BalletMet in just six hours. Despite the challenge of creating a dance in such a short time, the process provided Nai-Ni with a working experience that was both exciting and memorable. The piece, titled Tiger and Water Lily, was showcased in the BalletMet Performance Space in Columbus from August 23-26, 2007.

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