(FORT LEE, NJ) — In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has proven a new dance institute by means of Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s aim is to carry collectively dancers, choreographers and directors all over the environment to encounter the learn instructors of coloration whose methods are embedded in the neighborhood and are centered on advancing the artwork of dance that transform the personalized, environmental and metaphysical spaces.
Interested dancers can sign up for the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s internet site.
As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite entire world renowned as well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to arrive to guest train the class. Innovative/Intermediate stage professional or pre-qualified dancers who are wanting to examine past their personal boundaries and searching for new dance encounters are inspired to participate.
The main application is centered on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates the Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with contemporary dance techniques she researched in The us. Guest artists will address a wide array of folk and classical dance styles.
In this trying time of change and uncertainty, the arts is a source of healing and unity, we would like to stimulate anyone to assistance dance as dance is an important medicine for the modern society to get better from the pandemic that has prompted personal injury to our bodies and our hearts. Support for The Bridge can be made here.
The Bridge Class schedule for the Week of 3/29/2021 is as follows:
Monday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral)
Tuesday Juana Cala (Flamenco: Rhythm and Motion) at 11:00am
Wednesday Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
Thursday Andrij Cybyk (Ukrainian Dance) at 11:00am
Friday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
About Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral: Tap into the inventive power of the universe through Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature procedure is centered on the theory of ever-altering universal forces of Yin and Yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen’s repertory will be taught.
About Juana Cala and Flamenco: Rhythm and Motion: The course will start off with quite a few temporary facts about the origin of Flamenco and then commence to: Flamenco posture, Warmup, Flamenco arm operate (Braceo), Flamenco footwork (Taconeo), Flamenco rhythm (compas), Culminating choreographic sequence
About Andrij Cybyk and Ukrainian Dance: Acquire a Ukrainian Dance class with grasp teacher Andrij Cybyk.
About the Artists:
Juana Cala, Flamenco dancer, and choreographer has been performing and educating Flamenco in the United States and Europe for additional than 20 several years. She executed as a soloist in the María Benitez Dance Company beneath the way of Mario Maya, and then went on to kind her very own company, “Ensemble Flamenco Juana Cala,” touring some of Europe’s most prestigious theatres for 16 decades, with much essential acclaim. In 1999 Juana was a professor of Flamenco in a Experienced Arts Software for the European Union. She has been a resident Spanish Dance Artist in numerous universities throughout the United States and a teaching artist for Flamenco Vivo for 10 several years in NYC.
Greta Campo is the Affiliate Inventive Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Business, She commenced her dance training in her native Milan at the Carcano Theater, exactly where she was to start with released to Martha Graham’s function. She done with the Martha Graham Dance Enterprise in their 2012 New York Year and afterwards on their global tour. Greta is a recipient of the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Fini Dance Competition.
Andrij Cybyk has devoted his professional job to the study and effectiveness of classic dance, mostly of the Eurasian Area. He holds the title of Artist of People Ballet from the Virski Faculty of Tutorial Ukrainian Folks Dance in Kyiv, Ukraine, and has taught for a lot of organizations, such as Dance Masters of The us. Andrij has toured the earth accomplishing the common dances of the Eurasian region with providers this sort of as Riverdance, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, Nai Ni Chen Dance Firm, ALLNATIONS Dance Organization, Barynya, and Michael Mao Dance, amongst some others. He is the previous Artistic Director of the Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of NYC and the current Creative Director of the Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and Academy of Whippany, NJ.
Yuka Notsuka was born in Fukuoka, Japan, is a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm. She commenced her Ballet schooling in her hometown at age 4. Afterwards she broadened her education to involve Jazz and Tap. Afterwards Yuka moved to New York City to even further go after her job as a dancer. In 2015 she entered the Ailey College as a scholarship scholar. She done in Ailey Spirit Gala Live performance at Lincoln Center choreographed by Tracy Inman (Co-Director, The Ailey School) and Robert Fight (Creative director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Yuka joined the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm in 2017. She also has been in teaching and served as Teaching Assistant at the Luigi Jazz Dance Center below Francis J. Roach.
Hailed as a Spiritual Choreographer by Dance Magazine and receiver of numerous choreographic fellowships from the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey Condition Council on the Arts, Nai-Ni Chen has been producing dances professionally for above 30 years in the United States. She has created a assorted repertory of over 80 unique functions and toured to significant venues in the US and worldwide up to date dance festivals in 12 countries. She will be teaching her signature system KINETIC SPIRAL which is a mix of the dynamic, at any time-evolving spirit of modern dance and the grace and splendor of the Asian creative traditions.
Bringing the dynamic flexibility of American contemporary dance alongside one another with the stylish splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Corporation is 1 of the most noticeable Asian American dance companies in the United States. Ms. Chen’s exceptional choreography transports audiences past cultural boundaries to the prevalent ground concerning custom and innovation, self-control and independence, and kind and spirit.
Because its inception in 1988, the business has acquired a wide base of public guidance and has toured thoroughly to major accomplishing arts facilities in the course of more than 30 states. Offered by some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Center in Minnesota and the Cerritos Heart in California, the Enterprise has mounted much more than twenty nationwide tours and 9 excursions abroad. Ms. Chen’s do the job has been introduced by this sort of acclaimed international festivals as the Silesian International Modern day Dance Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Competition, both equally in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Competition in Korea and the Meet in Beijing International Arts Competition. The Corporation was also honored by a exclusive grant award from both equally the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of Point out to depict the United States in a 7-metropolis tour organized by the Tamaulipas International Arts Competition in Mexico. Also, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the one of a kind honor of possessing obtained much more than fifteen awards from the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts and a lot of Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey Condition Council on the Arts.
In addition to its substantial time of touring and undertaking, the enterprise has developed Arts in Training residency systems in faculty districts to bring society and arts into instructional settings. It is vibrant and participating in-faculty assembly software “The Art of Chinese Dance” has been offered in hundreds of universities in NJ, NY, CT and PA, achieving hundreds of countless numbers of youth. The Corporation is now in-home at New Jersey Metropolis College and assisting NJCU in the advancement of a new BFA in Dance.