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Saturday   December 5, 8:00PM ET  Nai-Ni  Chen 's Work  - Unbroken Thread


Unbroken Thread

Choreography: Nai-Ni Chen    Set Design: Myung Hee Cho  Assistant Set Design: Mikiko Suzuki

Music: Jason Kao Hwang  Costume: Karen Young


The net, a knot and a noose are places where the web of fate is drawn tighter. They evoke the mysteries of binding and loosening, fate and freewill, suffering and transformation.


In Asian cultures, the knot holds special spiritual significance. It represents the interwoven and endless cycle of suffering of birth, death and rebirth, and the Interplay of the opposing forces in the dualistic world of manifestation, the struggle leading to their union, and ultimately to harmony in the universe.

Panel Discussion  with composer Jason Kao Hwang,  cast members: Kelly Hamlin, Teri Miller Buschman and Heather MacNeill.

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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