Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Dancers For “The Bridge” March 1-5

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Dancers For "The Bridge" March 1-5

(FORT LEE, NJ) — In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise has recognized a new dance institute by way of Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s aim is to deliver jointly dancers, choreographers and administrators all over the environment to knowledge the learn teachers of shade whose practices are embedded in the community and are centered on advancing the artwork of dance that renovate the own, environmental and metaphysical areas.  

Fascinated dancers can be a part of the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s site.

As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite entire world renowned as very well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to come to guest instruct the class. Advanced/Intermediate amount experienced or pre-expert dancers who are searching to investigate further than their individual boundaries and wanting for new dance experiences are inspired to participate.

The core method is dependent 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 studied in America. Guest artists will cover a extensive array of people and classical dance types.

In this trying time of change and uncertainty, the arts is a source of therapeutic and unity, we would like to inspire everybody to assistance dance as dance is an essential medicine for the modern society to recover from the pandemic that has prompted personal injury to our bodies and our hearts.  Guidance for The Bridge can be built on the web.



Week of 3/1/2021 The Bridge Class agenda:

Monday             Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral)

Tuesday            Rei Akazawa-Smith (Contemporary (Taylor Encouraged) at 11:00am

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

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

Friday                Amalia Suryani (West Sumatra Indonesian Dance) at 11:00am

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Dancers For "The Bridge" March 1-5

About Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral – Tap into the imaginative energy of the universe by means of Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature technique is primarily based on the principle of ever-transforming common forces of Yin and Yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen’s repertory will be taught.

About Rei Akazawa-Smith and Contemporary Dance – Join Rei Akazawa-Smith for an fascinating modern-day dance course. Rei has danced with the Paul Taylor Dance Business as nicely as functioning with Mihi Orihara, HT Chen and other individuals. 


About Amalia Suryani and West Sumatra Indonesian Dance – Join us for an Indonesian type warm-up to loosen your joints and muscular tissues. We will then dive into the West Sumatran Dance Model! Commencing with the fundamental physique bend posture (kudakuda), hand actions, steps and head movements. Adopted by primary choreography from West Sumatran dances.

Rei Akazawa-Smith was born and elevated in Tokyo, Japan, in which she began her ballet coaching in the system of Royal Academy of Dance beneath the path of Yuko Kojima. She graduated cum laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College, receiving the Gold Vital for Excellence in 2009. Whilst a scholar there, she assisted in instructing and demonstrating Graham Strategy Master Classes for Miri Orihara and Alessandra Prosperi. She has danced with H.T. Chen and Dancers, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, and played the position of Eliza in The King and I at Walnut Road Theater in Philadelphia. She participated in The Taylor University Summer Intensive in 2012 and was asked to join Taylor 2 immediately afterward. Given that joining the corporation, she has also appeared with Paul Taylor Dance Organization.

Greta Campo is the Associate Creative Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise, She started her dance coaching in her native Milan at the Carcano Theater, the place she was to start with introduced to Martha Graham’s do the job. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Corporation in their 2012 New York Year and afterwards on their global tour. Greta is a receiver of the 2016 Increasing Star Award from the Fini Dance Competition.

Yuka Notsuka was born in Fukuoka, Japan, is a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Organization. She began her Ballet education in her hometown at age 4. Later she broadened her training to include Jazz and Tap. Later Yuka moved to New York Town to additional pursue her vocation as a dancer. In 2015 she entered the Ailey University as a scholarship university student. She executed in Ailey Spirit Gala Concert at Lincoln Center choreographed by Tracy Inman (Co-Director, The Ailey School) and Robert Battle (Artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Yuka joined the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise in 2017. She also has been in schooling and served as Teaching Assistant at the Luigi Jazz Dance Centre below Francis J. Roach.

Amalia Suryani and Indonesian people dance are inseparable. In 2006, she founded Saung Budaya, a New York primarily based dance group composed of Indonesian diaspora college students and younger specialists that have a mission to teach youthful Indonesian diaspora about their roots by tradition. More than the final 15 decades, they have performed in numerous festivals and situations, from Lincoln Center to inside/out at Jacob Pillow.Less than the route from Amalia, Saung Budaya start off to produce the troupe not only to teach but also have shared their passion for Indonesian lifestyle with our world wide local community as a result of dance, music, language and storytelling.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Dancers For "The Bridge" March 1-5

Hailed as a Non secular Choreographer by Dance Magazine and receiver of several choreographic fellowships from the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey Point out Council on the Arts, Nai-Ni Chen has been generating dances skillfully for above 30 a long time in the United States. She has crafted a various repertory of around 80 first is effective and toured to important venues in the US and international up to date dance festivals in 12 international locations. She will be teaching her signature strategy KINETIC SPIRAL which is a mix of the dynamic, at any time-evolving spirit of modern day dance and the grace and splendor of the Asian artistic traditions.

About the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Organization


Bringing the dynamic independence of American modern dance together with the exquisite splendor of Asian artwork, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise is 1 of the most obvious Asian American dance providers in the United States. Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences outside of cultural boundaries to the common floor in between tradition and innovation, willpower and independence, and variety and spirit.

Since its inception in 1988, the company has earned a wide base of community assist and has toured thoroughly to main undertaking arts centers in the course of extra than thirty 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 Middle in Minnesota and the Cerritos Middle in California, the Firm has mounted more than twenty countrywide excursions and 9 tours overseas. Ms. Chen’s function has been introduced by these acclaimed international festivals as the Silesian Worldwide Modern day Dance Competition and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival, the two in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Competition in Korea and the Fulfill in Beijing Intercontinental Arts Competition. The Enterprise was also honored by a distinct grant award from equally the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Division of State to depict the United States in a 7-metropolis tour organized by the Tamaulipas Worldwide Arts Festival in Mexico. Also, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the special honor of acquiring obtained 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 time of touring and performing, the company has made Arts in Training residency programs in faculty districts to deliver tradition and arts into educational options. It really is colourful and partaking in-school assembly program “The Art of Chinese Dance” has been presented in hundreds of educational facilities in NJ, NY, CT and PA, reaching hundreds of hundreds of youth. The Corporation is currently in-residence at New Jersey City College and assisting NJCU in the improvement of a new BFA in Dance.

initially published: 02/28/2021