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 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, 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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“...None of these vignettes ever look traditionally folkloric.  There is always something fresh about the way old elements are used to mesh into something new...-

Attitude

 

"an impressionistic work drawing on age old Chinese tradition, which originally was commissioned by Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of Lincoln Center in New York.”  

“The dance unwinds like an ancient Chinese painting on a scroll, one section at a time.” .. 

The Star Ledger

 

“Cross Cultural influences in Nai-Ni Chen’s artistry reveal her great strength lies in breaking away from rigid forms, while she simultaneously maintains essential elements of Chinese classical dance.”

The Northeastern News, Boston, MA

 

Nai-Ni Chen's choreography, while artfully constructed, is not an abstract experiment in dance architecture; rather, Chen aims to entrance us - and we don't just mean modern dance converts.  This is THE dance to which to take your non-dance friends, the one you've been trying to turn on to all the potential power and beauty of dance. 

The Dance Insider


                                                                                                                 

New Year Eve Program

Double Lion 
Erhu Virtuoso- Welcome the Spring Season (music) 
Peacock Under the Moonlight 
Bamboo Rap 
The Happy Chef 
Festival 
The Moon Guitar Virtuoso - 
Chinese Opera 
Dragon Dance 
Artistic Panel: Nai-Ni Chen, Jenny Jia, Chen Yueqin, Zhongmei Li
Moderator: Ya Yun Teng

Program for the  Day After New Year AM

Double Lion Dance Welcome the New Year by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Welcome the New Spring Season (music) Erhu Virtuoso by Master Yi Chuan Yan
Peacock Under the Moonlight by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Ensemble Chinese Music by The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
The Exile of Zhao Jun Chinese Opera by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society
Golden Dragon Celebration by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Artistic Panel: Master Yan YiChuan, Hong Tao Sun, Nai-Ni Chen
Moderator: Jason Kao Hwang

Program for the New Year Day AM

Double Lion Dance Welcome the New Year by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Welcome the New Spring Season (music) Erhu Virtuoso by Master Yi Chuan Yan
Peacock Under the Moonlight by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Ensemble Chinese Music by The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
The Exile of Zhao Jun Chinese Opera by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society
Golden Dragon Celebration by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Artistic Panel: Master Yan YiChuan, Hong Tao Sun, Nai-Ni Chen, Company Dancers
Moderator: Jason Kao Hwang

Program for Day After New Year PM

Double Lion Welcome the New Year by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Golden Phoenix Sheng Solo by thee Chinese Music Ensemble of NY
Whirlwind by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Umbrella Acrobatics by Lina Liu
Love Song of Xishuangbanna by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Dragon Dance Celebration by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Artistic Panel: Nai-Ni Chen, Zhongmei Li, Chen-Yue Tsui,, Company Dancers
Moderator: Kerry Lee

Program for the New Year Day PM

Double Lion Welcome the New Year by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Golden Phoenix Sheng Solo by thee Chinese Music Ensemble of NY
Whirlwind by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Umbrella Acrobatics by Lina Liu
Love Song of Xishuangbanna by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Dragon Dance Celebration by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Artistic Panel: Nai-Ni Chen, Zhongmei Li, Chen-Yue Tsui,, Company Dancers
Moderator: Kerry Lee

Program for the Day After New Year Evening

 

Double Lion Welcome the New Year by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Golden Phoenix Sheng Solo by thee Chinese Music Ensemble of NY

Whirlwind by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

The Happy Chef by Master Acrobat Yang XiaoDi

Love Song of Xishuangbanna by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Festival by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Dragon Dance Celebration by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

 

Artistic Panel: Nai-Ni Chen, Zhongmei Li, , Company Dancers

Moderator: Andrew Chiang

Program for the New Year Day Evening

 

Double Lion Welcome the New Year by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Golden Phoenix Sheng Solo by thee Chinese Music Ensemble of NY

Whirlwind by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

The Happy Chef by Master Acrobat Yang XiaoDi

Love Song of Xishuangbanna by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Festival by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Dragon Dance Celebration by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

 

Artistic Panel: Nai-Ni Chen, Zhongmei Li, , Company Dancers

Moderator: Andrew Chiang