22 January 2010
By Aprill Brandon
Acclaimed choreographer and founder of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Nai-Ni Chen has a new dance program that is currently touring the U.S. On Jan. 30, the dance company will be swinging through San Antonio to present that new work, titled Song of the Phoenix, according to a news release.
Since forming her dance company in 1988, Chen has created more than 50 dances and the company itself has received more than a dozen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, according to the news release. Her latest work, Song of the Phoenix, blends ancient rituals and modern concepts and Chen is known for her mixing of the freedom of American dance with the discipline of Asian art, according to her bio.
The performance by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Jo Long Theatre for the Performing Arts in San Antonio. Tickets are $31, available by calling 210-207-2234 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, go to www.nainichen.org.