Featuring

Dancers: Greta Campo, Candace Jarvis, Ethan Gwynn,

Evan Matthew Stewart, Rio Kakuchi,  Sonny Shiu, Yuka Notsuka

Lighting Design: Yi-Chung Chen

Videography: PCK Media

Program 

Truth Bound (2019)
Music: Joan La Barbara, Para Avis, Nocturnal Emissions
Dancers: Greta Campo, Ethan Gwynn
Truth Bound was developed during a residency in Trier, Germany in reaction to the crisis of faith and trust today.  

To find clarity, the seeker for truth must look deeper under the surface to discover the core.

To make this dance, Nai-Ni Chen created movements with dancers using improvisation and

her background in traditional Chinese theatrical movement and various styles of martial art.

Introspection (2019)
Music: Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Prism Quartet
Dancers: Sonny Shiu, Greta Campo, Evan Matthew Stewart, Yuka Notsuka
Normally, dancers are lit by external lights on stage.  In this dance, the dancers light themselves from different perspectives and

onto each other in order to look deeper into their own identity.
The dance uses flashlights and shadows as a way to examine the identity issues from different perspectives.

Luminescence (premiere)
Music: Max Richter
Dancers: Yuka Notsuka, Rio Kakuchi
 With nature’s grace, magic and wonder, we find sanctuary.  Through this dance the choreographer wishes to remind us that

humans coexist with other life forms on earth.  To discover the beauty in nature and to respect and protect the environment is essential.  

Shadowforce (premiere)

Music: Max Richter, Somei Satoh

Dancers: Evan Matthew Stewart, Candace Jarvis, Greta Campo, Sonny Shiu, Rio Kakuchi, Ethan Gwynn

In isolation, we yawn for connection with others.  

Plus, personal Interview of Nai-Ni Chen by Dance Writer Robert Johnson

Tickets: $10, and FREE for SOPAC members. Click Here

or call The Box Office (973)313-2787 M-F, 12-4 p.m.

SOPAC Presents

Awakening

by Nai-Ni Chen

April 10, 2021 at  7:30PM

Sponsors and Support

THANK YOU

Programs of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, E.J. Grassman Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the Cultural Ministry of the People’s Republic of China, the Live Music for Dance Program of New Music USA, the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund, the Rapid Response Program of American Dance Abroad, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Cultural Exchange Fund, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, PSEG, Proskauer, WAC Lighting, the Glow Foundation.

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