October, Friday - 7:30pm
Nai-Ni Chen comes from a rich dance tradition. She was a renowned traditional dancer in Taiwan and served on several ambassadorial culture missions to nineteen countries around the world. An early Company Theater in Taiwan, she graduated from the Chinese
Cultural University in 1982 and came to America to seek her member of the Cloud Gate Dance Company Theater in Taiwan, she graduated from the Chinese Cultural University in 1982 and came to America to seek her own voice in the world of contemporary dance. Since the inception of her company in 1988,
Ms. Chen has created a wideranging repertory, from dances that originated thousands of years ago to highly abstract, modern works.
Ms. Chen has received a two-year Choreographer’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also a three time recipient of the Choreographer’s Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work has also been commissioned by the Joyce Theater Foundation, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Dancing in the Streets, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Besides creating her own dance company, she has choreographed the opera Turandot for both the Westfield Symphony’s production at the PNC Center and the Boheme Pera Company’s production at War Memorial Hall in Trenton New Jersey. Ms. Chen also completed a new ballet, The Three Riddles of Turandot for the New Jersey Ballet in 2009. In New York, she has taught at Mary Anthony Dance Studio, Peridance and New York University, where she received her MA in Dance and Dance Education.
Adults: $21 / Students $11
Group discount of ten or more at the Box Office