"like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy" The New York Times

Touring Programs

Red Firecrackers

The original story of the Chinese Lunar New Year adapted to dance.  


An adventure driven by hope, A Quest for Freedom tells the universal story of the multi-faceted immigrant experience through The physicality of eight athletic dancers, the virtuosity of the Ahn Trio in live performance  and the mesmerizing choreography of Nai-Ni Chen.  An integrated dance and music experience, he production cannot be performed to recorded music.

Song of the Phoenix

Workshops and Outreach

Kinetic Spiral

Elements of Chinese Dance

Dancing on the Silk River

Virtual Programs

Sponsors and Support


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 New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund administered by the Princeton Area Community Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, E.J. Grassman Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey,  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, and the Glow Foundation.


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