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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company 2020 APAP  | Open: 01/11/20 Close: 01/12/20
In this 2020 APAP Conference, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will showcase the Company's three touring programs in City Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30pm and Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Ailey Citicorp Theater. City Center Studio is located at 130 W 56th St (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York, NY 10019. The Ailey CitiCorp Theatre is located at the lower level of 405 West 55th St, New York, NY 10019. Presenters coming to see the showcase are encouraged to contact the Company's management, Joanne Rile Artists Management, at Americas Hall 1 Booth 1204.

 

Both showcases will have identical programs that will feature excerpts from the following three touring productions offered to APAP Presenter Delegates:

 

A Quest for Freedom in collaboration with the Ahn Trio

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.  Featured excerpts from this production in the showcase are: Night Flightand Tomorrow. Although the production features the fantastic live performance of the Ahn Trio, this showcase will be performed to recorded music.

 

Song of the Phoenix

The phoenix is known in the West as a symbol of renewal, and for the East, the power of the feminine. The program features new choreography by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, whose feminine focused repertoire seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern ideas.   Featured excerpts from this production in the showcase are: The Way of Five - Fire andRaindrop.

 

Truth-Bound

In an attempt to respond to contemporary crises in the world with the intention of discovering the path to hope, equality and justice. Nai-Ni Chen created new dances that speaks to some of the most urgent issues that we face together and invites the audience to share their reactions. Featured excerpts from this production in the showcase are: Breaking News! and Positioning.

 

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Nai-Ni Chen has been making dances professionally for over thirty years since coming to the US. She has built a diverse repertoire of over 80 original works and toured to major venues in the US and international festivals in 12 countries around the world. A cross-cultural choreographer who aims to bring audience across the cultural boundaries, she has developed unique movement and choreographic styles that reflect the grace and splendor of the Chinese cultural traditions she studied in Taiwan since youth and the dynamic spirit of modern dance that she acquired in New York from luminaries such as Mary Anthony, Bertram Ross, Doris Rudko and Patricia Rowe.

 

Nai-Ni Chen has received multiple Choreographer Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has been a principal affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and was a resident artist of the Harlem School of the Arts. Her contribution to the immigrant cultural experience has been honored by OCA and the International Institute. Commissions have come from the Joyce Theater Foundation, the Lincoln Center Institute, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Towson University, Dancing in the Streets, New Jersey Ballet, Ballet Met, and the Cleveland Dancing Wheels. Nai-Ni is currently in residence in New Jersey City University creating a new dance program for the university in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet School as well as pioneering a program with the University's Laboratory School for children with multiple disabilities.

 

For more information, visit nainichen.org.

 

The Nutcracker - Face To Face Series  | Open: 12/12/14 Close: 12/20/14
Whether a family tradition or discovering the magic of ballet for the first time, this extraordinary experience will evoke joy and stay with you forever. The Face to Face series affords the audience a close-up to the performers in the intimacy of our studios. GOES ON SALE IN JUNE 2014


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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Face To Face Series  | Open: 04/16/14 Close: 04/18/14
Touching, joyously inventive and particularly close to Shakespeare’s heart, Midsummer Night's Dream is filled with the most delightful creatures on a roller coaster of emotional depth and humor in this premiere by Ajkun Ballet Theatre choreographed by Chiara Ajkun. The Face to Face series affords the audience a close-up to the performers in the intimacy of our studios. GOES ON SALE IN FEBRUARY 2014.


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An Evening With New Chamber Ballet  | Open: 02/07/14 Close: 02/08/14
New Chamber Ballet's 2013-2014 season continues with a program of four ballets, including a world premiere and a revival, all with live music:Miro Magloire's new dramatic quartet set to a selection of short piano works by Franz Liszt. Leise, Leise, a Chekhovian family portrait to music by Luciano Berio.Love Song Solos, set to German art songs arranged for two maracas, "wonderful little sketches, lush and evocative." (Marina Harss, The Faster Times)The revival of Composition in Dark Colors, a fast-paced psychodrama miniature to a piano sonata by Haydn. Performers include Sarah Atkins, Miriam Ernest, Traci Finch and Amber Neff. The music will be played live by Melody Fader (piano)."It's heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music." -Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times


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Four on the Floor  | Open: 10/18/13 Close: 10/19/13
Known for creating contagious joy through movement, General Mischief Dance Theatre takes audiences on "clever and original" TheaterOnline dance adventures. General Mischief has conjured up a family-friendly, entertaining, playful yet clever show for children and adults alike.

The production features a company of virtuosic dancers that have performed all over the world. The choreography, by Artistic Director Emily Smyth Vartanian and Celine Rosethal as well as special guests, takes on matters both serious and carefree, set to music by Ozomatli, Paul Tillotson and the Love Trio, and newly-commissioned work by Lizzie Hagstedt. General Mischief has produced performance events at Manhattan Movement and arts, The Connelly Theater, Theater for the New City, Zipper Theater, Medicine Show Theater, and Alvin Ailey, as well as appearing in festivals and dance productions throughout New York City and California.


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An Evening With New Chamber Ballet  | Open: 02/15/13 Close: 02/16/13
New Chamber Ballet's 2012/13 season continues with a program of four ballets with live music on violin and piano:A World Premiere by Miro Magloire, to music by Rebecca Saunders.A world premiere by Constantine Baecher, to music by Toru Takemitsu.Magloire's Moments, to Salvatore Sciarrino's virtuoso violin Caprices.The revival of Lace, a striking trio set to Luciano Berio's Sequenza VIII for violin solo.Performers include Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Holly Curran, Traci Finch, and Katie Gibson. The music will be played live by Caroline Chin (violin) and Melody Fader (piano)."It's heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music." -Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times


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An Evening With New Chamber Ballet  | Open: 09/21/12 Close: 09/22/12
New Chamber Ballet's 2012/13 season opens with a program of four ballets by Miro Magloire with live music on violin and piano:Train, a World Premiere trio set to a violin sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach.Moments, to solo violin Caprices by Salvatore Sciarrino, in which dancer and violinist share the stage.Ghost Story, a haunted trio to music by Morton Feldman.Glove, a delicate trio, also to music by Feldman.Performers include Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Holly Curran, and Katie Gibson. The music will be played live by Miranda Cuckson (violin) and Melody Fader (piano)."It's heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music." -Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times


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The Face To Face Series  | Open: 08/15/12 Close: 08/16/12
Mixed Bill featuring two contemporary works by Ellen Sinopoli and excerpts from the ballet Don Quixote.


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New Chamber Ballet Season Finale  | Open: 06/15/12 Close: 06/16/12
New Chamber Ballet concludes its 2011/12 season with a program of five ballets with live music:A world premiere by Miro Magloire: a dramatic trio set to piano music by Morton Feldman;Magloire's Emilia, a "dark love triangle set to Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klavierstück VII and VIII,...expressionistic... seething with strangled and rigid forms." (Claudia LaRocco, The New York Times)The Letter, a comic duet to a piano sonata by Joseph Haydn;Allegretto, Innocente, a lighthearted trio, also to music by Haydn, in which "the interplay between stillness and lively motion and between soloist and attendants is charmingly engineered." (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice)Spieglein, a brief solo to music by George Frederick Handel.Performers include Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Holly Curran, Madeline Deavenport, Katie Gibson and Victoria North. The music will be played live by Melody Fader (piano)."It's heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music." -Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times


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La Bayadére  | Open: 05/05/12 Close: 05/05/12
The enchanting and ancient India sets the background to a story of eternal love, exotic mystery and inevitable fate. Nikiya, La Bayadre [Temple Dancer], loves Solor, a noble Warrior. A vivid palette of human intrigues to separate the lovers is destroyed by virtue of the Gods and Goddess of mysterious India.


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New York-based orchestra Ensemble 212 and Michael Mao Dance present a stunning visual and musical collaboration titled "Cultural Convergences" celebrating NYC Immigrant Heritage week. The performance features the music of award-winning composer Huang Ruo and the world premiere of Mahler's Der Abschied from Das Lied von der Erde in a new version for large chamber ensemble by Yoon Jae Lee. Percussionist, Ayano Kataoka & Mezzo-Soprano Hyona Kim is the featured soloists. Guest conductor Kyunghun Kim will lead the ensemble.

Program:
Huang Ruo: Drama Theater I: Sound of Hand
Huang Ruo: Drama Theater II: Shifting Shades for Percussion, Piano, Cello & 18 Beer Bottles
Mahler: "Der Abschied" from Das Lied von der Erde (new version for large chamber ensemble by Yoon Jae Lee) World Premiere


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