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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announcers Dancers For “The Bridge” May 3-7

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announcers Dancers For "The Bridge" May 3-7

(FORT LEE, NJ) — In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Business has set up a new dance institute by means of Zoom, The Bridge.  The Institute’s intention is to carry with each other dancers, choreographers and administrators all-around the planet to experience the grasp teachers of shade whose methods are embedded in the local community and are focused on advancing the artwork of dance that transform the own, environmental and metaphysical spaces. 

Fascinated dancers can sign up for the course by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s site.

As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite environment renowned as well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to occur to guest teach the class. State-of-the-art/Intermediate level expert or pre-qualified dancers who are on the lookout to check out outside of their possess boundaries and searching for new dance activities are encouraged to participate.

The core method is based mostly on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates the Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with modern day dance practices she researched in The us. Guest artists will cover a broad array of folks and classical dance kinds.

​​​​​​​In this trying time of change and uncertainty, the arts is a resource of healing and unity, we would like to persuade absolutely everyone to guidance dance as dance is an essential medicine for the culture to get well from the pandemic that has prompted harm to our bodies and our hearts. Support for The Bridge can be built on line.



The Bridge Class schedule for 7 days of 5/3/2021 is as follows: 

Monday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am

Tuesday Kerry Lee (Chinese Dance) at 11:00am

Wednesday Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am

Thursday Akhila Chetan (Classical Indian Dance) at 11:00am

Friday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am


About Kerry Lee’s Chinese Dance – Be a part of Kerry Lee for a Chinese Dance workshop where by she will commence with some of the fundemnetal heat ups and guide the class to discover intriguing, varied folks dance themes that make up the cultural traditions of the Chinese individuals.


About Akhila Chetan’s Classical Indian Dance – Be a part of Curu Smt. Akhila Chetan on an exploration of the Bharathanatyam, a single of the most important classical dance form of India.

About the Artists

Greta Campo is the Affiliate Inventive Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, She started her dance instruction in her native Milan at the Carcano Theater, where she was initial launched to Martha Graham’s work. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Corporation in their 2012 New York Period and afterwards on their international tour. Greta is a recipient of the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Fini Dance Festival.

Expert. Smt. Akhilaneshwari is a competent artist in Nritta – Pure dance sort, and rasabhinaya – aesthetic communication with inventive interpretation of the lyrics and the tunes. She experienced decades of apply under terrific gurus and legends in Bharathanatyam. The huge quantity of techniques acquired by legendary tutors has created Akhila one of the most sought soon after talented and artistic artists. She is the recipient of prestigious “Purandara Anugraha” Award – 2014 for her services in the dance industry by TTD, Believe in, Tirupati, Govt of AP, India and has received several titles and awards from reputed companies in recognition of her do the job in India & the Usa.

Kerry Lee is the Co-Artistic Director of the Atlanta Chinese Dance Corporation and a former principal dancer of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise. Just after graduating from Stanford University with an engineering degree and operating for a top rated-rated financial consulting company, she followed her coronary heart into the expert dance world in New York City. As a regular Chinese and modern day/modern day dance artist, Kerry carried out throughout the US and the British Virgin Islands with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Business, H.T. Chen & Dancers, Dance China NY, and gloATL before returning residence to co-direct the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company with her mom Hwee-Eng Y. Lee. Amongst other honors, Kerry was the only Chinese dancer between the finalists who acquired a ticket on So You Assume You Can Dance Time 11. www.kerryylee.com

Yuka Notsuka was born in Fukuoka, Japan, is a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Business. She began her Ballet coaching in her hometown at age four. Afterwards she broadened her schooling to contain Jazz and Tap. Later Yuka moved to New York Metropolis to even further pursue her profession as a dancer. In 2015 she entered the Ailey School as a scholarship scholar. She done in Ailey Spirit Gala Concert at Lincoln Middle choreographed by Tracy Inman (Co-Director, The Ailey University) and Robert Struggle (Creative director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Yuka joined the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in 2017. She also has been in training and served as Educating Assistant at the Luigi Jazz Dance Heart below Francis J. Roach.

Hailed as a Non secular Choreographer by Dance Journal and recipient of multiple choreographic fellowships from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Nai-Ni Chen has been creating dances skillfully for over thirty a long time in the United States. She has designed a diverse repertory of around 80 first will work and toured to key venues in the US and global present-day dance festivals in 12 nations around the world. She will be teaching her signature approach KINETIC SPIRAL which is a blend of the dynamic, at any time-evolving spirit of modern dance and the grace and splendor of the Asian creative traditions.


Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm

A blossom of coloration, energy and movement, “like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic vitality,” said The New York Occasions.


Bringing the dynamic independence of American contemporary dance alongside one another with the exquisite splendor of Asian artwork, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Organization is a single of the most seen Asian American dance companies in the United States. Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences further than cultural boundaries to the widespread floor among tradition and innovation, willpower and independence, and variety and spirit.

Considering the fact that its inception in 1988, the organization has earned a broad foundation of general public guidance and has toured thoroughly to key undertaking arts facilities all over a lot more than 30 states. Presented by some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Centre in Minnesota and the Cerritos Middle in California, the Enterprise has mounted far more than 20 countrywide excursions and nine tours overseas. Ms. Chen’s do the job has been presented by this kind of acclaimed worldwide festivals as the Silesian Intercontinental Modern day Dance Pageant and the Konfrontations Worldwide Dance Pageant, equally in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and the Meet in Beijing Global Arts Pageant. The Firm was also honored by a distinctive grant award from both of those the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to represent the United States in a 7-metropolis tour arranged by the Tamaulipas Worldwide Arts Pageant in Mexico. Also, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm has the unique honor of possessing acquired additional than fifteen awards from the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts and several Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

In addition to its substantial year of touring and carrying out, the corporation has made Arts in Training residency courses in school districts to carry tradition and arts into educational configurations. It’s vibrant and participating in-faculty assembly system “The Artwork of Chinese Dance” has been offered in hundreds of colleges in NJ, NY, CT and PA, reaching hundreds of countless numbers of youth. The Enterprise is at the moment in-residence at New Jersey Town College and assisting NJCU in the development of a new BFA in Dance. 

originally released: 05/01/2021