About 50 performers will take the stage when the Beijing Dance Company brings a program of classical Chinese dance fused with vibrant, cutting-edge new works to four U.S. cities during an 11-performance tour this November.
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present director Chen’s Dragons on the Wall (Tianji), which unites dance, poetry, calligraphy, and music, on May 13 to 15 at Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street, New York City.
Imagine taking a dance class from a Chinese teacher who speaks no English. No problem, right? Dancers communicate nonverbally through movement and verbally through the unique language of dance.
The Chinese grand dance-drama, Forbidden Fruit Under the Great Wall, will be performed by the China Shanxi Performing Arts Academy when the company opens its first U.S. tour at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., December 10 to 12.
Graduates and undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley, are invited to meet with scholars who specialize in East Asian performance studies in a two-hour seminar starting at noon Friday, September 10, in Dwinelle Annex 126.
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has a couple of New Jersey performances lined up in February. It will perform as part of a Chinese New Year celebration at 2:00 P.M. February 13 and 14 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Victoria Theater in Newark, and at 3:00 P.M. February 28 at the Millstone Township Performing Arts Center.
Dance is uniquely empowered to carry the nuances of a culture. For the millions of Chinese people living in the United States and Canada today, dance can be a way to maintain ties to the homeland.