Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring News!

Spring Newsletter

March 2008

The 2007-08 season is proving to be one of our busiest and most successful to date. With performances at home in New York and New Jersey and a busy touring schedule, as well as extensive dance-in-education involvement across the tri-state area, Nai-Ni and her talented dancers continue to be in high demand for performances, master classes, and workshops throughout the year.

"Chen... brings wide-ranging experience and sophistication."
-Robert Johnson

If you are a presenter, school or university interested in booking the Company or would like further information about our programs, please contact us at:

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
PO Box 1121
Fort Lee, NJ

(800) 650-0246

The Year of the Rat Celebrating the
Chinese New Year!
The Company recently presented its tenth annual Chinese New Year celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater in Newark.

During a week-long series of performances, the Company entertained both school and family audiences with a diverse program, from the traditional Lion and Triple Peacock dances to the premiere of Nai-Ni's latest contemporary work, The Way of Five, No. 3 - Water, with a commissioned score by Gerald Chenoweth performed live onstage by The Rutgers Percussion Ensemble live onstage.

"...a dynamic work that crackled and burned with passionate energy."

-Robert Johnson
(on The Way of Five, No. 2 - Fire)

Winter Tour

Continuing their winter engagements, Nai-Ni and the dancers recently traveled to cities in Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey and New York, exposing new audiences to the Company's unique style.

A highlight of this tour was the performance at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, home of the prestigious Detroit Symphony Orchestra. From an audience of over 1,500 people, thedancers received a standing ovation for their program of works celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Moving into Spring, in addition to performances in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Texas, the Company performed on March 9 as part of the Dance New Jersey Show Up & Dance Showcase at the Two Rivers Theater, Red Bank, New Jersey.
A Leader in Dance Education!

Education remains a strong focus for the Company. Programs at Shuang Wen School in Manhattan's Chinatown, the Asian Studies program at Symphony Space, also in Manhattan, and Project Poetry Live! in partnership with Litchfield Performing Arts, Connecticut, continue to enhance the Company's strong reputation in the field of dance and cultural education.

Company dancer Noibis Licea is currently guest teaching at Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) in New York. His dynamic and challenging Afro-Cuban class is proving very popular among the Lower Manhattan dance community!

Visit DNA for class times and prices!

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