(FORT LEE, NJ) — In the midst of the COVID-19 disaster, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute as a result of Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s intention is to carry collectively dancers, choreographers and directors about the planet to practical experience the grasp instructors of colour whose methods are embedded in the community and are focused on advancing the artwork of dance that rework the own, environmental and metaphysical areas.
Intrigued dancers can join the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s web-site.
As a digital dance institute, The Bridge will invite earth renowned as well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to arrive to guest train the class. Sophisticated/Intermediate stage experienced or pre-expert dancers who are hunting to check out over and above their very own boundaries and wanting for new dance activities are inspired 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 present-day dance tactics she examined in America. Guest artists will address a vast selection of people and classical dance styles.
In this trying time of modify and uncertainty, the arts is a resource of therapeutic and unity, we would like to persuade everybody to support dance as dance is an crucial drugs for the society to get better from the pandemic that has brought about personal injury to our bodies and our hearts. Support for The Bridge can be created on-line.
The Bridge Class program for the week of 6/7/2021
Monday – Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
Tuesday – Andrew Pacho (Movement (Gyrokinesis dependent) at 11:00am
Wednesday – Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
Thursday – Andrij Cybyk (Ukrainian Dance) at 11:00am
Friday – Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
About the Artists
Greta Campo is the Associate Creative Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm, She commenced her dance education in her indigenous Milan at the Carcano Theater, where by she was initial launched to Martha Graham’s perform. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Corporation in their 2012 New York Time and later on their global tour. Greta is a receiver of the 2016 Mounting Star Award from the Fini Dance Competition.
Andrij Cybyk has devoted his expert vocation to the research and performance of classic dance, mainly of the Eurasian Location. He retains the title of Artist of People Ballet from the Virski Faculty of Academic Ukrainian People Dance in Kyiv, Ukraine, and has taught for several businesses, together with Dance Masters of America. Andrij has toured the globe accomplishing the standard dances of the Eurasian region with organizations this sort of as Riverdance, the Duquesne College Tamburitzans, Nai Ni Chen Dance Firm, ALLNATIONS Dance Company, Barynya, and Michael Mao Dance, among the other people. He is the former Artistic Director of the Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of NYC and the current Inventive 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 started her Ballet teaching in her hometown at age 4. Later on she broadened her coaching to include Jazz and Tap. Later Yuka moved to New York Town to more go after her career as a dancer. In 2015 she entered the Ailey College as a scholarship pupil. She executed in Ailey Spirit Gala Live performance at Lincoln Centre choreographed by Tracy Inman (Co-Director, The Ailey Faculty) and Robert Fight (Inventive director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Yuka joined the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Corporation in 2017. She also has been in instruction and served as Teaching Assistant at the Luigi Jazz Dance Center below Francis J. Roach.
Andrew Pacho was instructing Staff members with the Nai-Ni Chen enterprise in China 2015. He started off his career as United states Countrywide degree competitor in Gymnastics then trained to develop into a professional dancer. Highlights include things like operating with Mark Morris, Donald Byrd Firm, Philodanco, Doug Elkins, Lar Lubovich, Micheal Swain, Graciella Daniele, Bill Irwin, Gillian Lynne, Peter Sellars, Graham Murphy, Harold Prince, Jerry Mitchel, Robert Lepage as well as several productions on Broadway, Metropolitan Opera, NYCO, Radio Metropolis Music Corridor. He was also in the Woody Allen movie Every person states I appreciate you and lots of Tv Commercials. Mr. Pacho co-established the Gymnastics dance firm ANTI-GRAVITY, doing the job as co-director and choreographer. Mr. Pacho also has a extensive-standing doing the job romance with Lios Greenfield, Renowned Dance photographer.
Hailed as a Non secular Choreographer by Dance Journal and receiver of various choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey Condition Council on the Arts, Nai-Ni Chen has been developing dances skillfully for above 30 a long time in the United States. She has built a varied repertory of around 80 initial operates and toured to major venues in the US and international modern dance festivals in 12 countries. She will be teaching her signature procedure KINETIC SPIRAL which is a mix of the dynamic, at any time-evolving spirit of up to date dance and the grace and splendor of the Asian artistic traditions.
Bringing the dynamic liberty of American contemporary dance jointly with the tasteful splendor of Asian artwork, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Corporation is just one of the most seen Asian American dance firms in the United States. Ms. Chen’s exclusive choreography transports audiences further than cultural boundaries to the popular ground amongst custom and innovation, self-control and flexibility, and kind and spirit.
Considering that its inception in 1988, the firm has acquired a broad base of general public assist and has toured thoroughly to key carrying out arts centers in the course of more than 30 states. Presented by some of the most prestigious live performance halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Center in Minnesota and the Cerritos Center in California, the Company has mounted more than 20 countrywide excursions and 9 tours abroad. Ms. Chen’s do the job has been offered by these types of acclaimed worldwide festivals as the Silesian International Up to date Dance Competition and the Konfrontations Global Dance Festival, the two in Poland, the Chang Mu Worldwide Arts Pageant in Korea and the Fulfill in Beijing Global Arts Festival. The Company was also honored by a distinctive grant award from equally the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Division of Condition to symbolize the United States in a 7-metropolis tour organized by the Tamaulipas Intercontinental Arts Competition in Mexico. Also, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Corporation has the exceptional honor of having gained much more than fifteen awards from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey Point out Council on the Arts.
In addition to its substantial year of touring and accomplishing, the company has developed Arts in Education and learning residency plans in school districts to convey society and arts into instructional settings. It’s vibrant and partaking in-faculty assembly program “The Art of Chinese Dance” has been presented in hundreds of colleges in NJ, NY, CT and PA, achieving hundreds of 1000’s of youth. The Enterprise is currently in-residence at New Jersey Metropolis University and assisting NJCU in the enhancement of a new BFA in Dance.