SOPAC Presents Nai Ni Chen Virtual Dance Performance on April 10

The South Orange Doing Arts Heart proudly offers the award-winning Nai-Ni Chen dance company in a 60-moment digital presentation Saturday, April 10 at 7:30PM. Sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Corporation has received much more than 20 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey Point out Council on the Arts.

Bridging the grace of Asian magnificence and American dynamism, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is a premier provider of ground breaking cultural experiences that reflect the hope and vitality of the immigrant’s journey. The company’s ground-breaking functions have targeted on themes from historical Chinese legends that mirror troubles of the current time to purely abstract, up to date dances motivated by the art of Chinese calligraphy. An Asian-American company that celebrates the cross-cultural encounter, the Company’s productions bring forth problems of identification, authenticity, and equality.

The highlighted dances include two globe premieres alongside with two works made in 2019. The software will also element an interview with Nai-Ni Chen by renowned dance critic Robert Johnson. She speaks about her inspiration and the further themes of every dance, additional maximizing viewers appreciation of her works.

Luminescence (premiere), with songs by Max Richter and featuring dancers Yuka Notsuka and Rio Kakuchi explores the inner thoughts of sanctuary we locate in the grace, magic and surprise of mother nature and reminds us how we coexist with other existence varieties. This concept highlights our will need to honor the elegance in nature and to regard and preserve the atmosphere.

Shadow Force (premiere) with tunes by Max Richter and Somei Satoh highlights our yearning to connect with other individuals though we are in an isolated state. Showcasing dancers Evan Matthew Stewart, Candace Jarvis, Greta Campo, Sonny Shiu, Rio Kakuchi and Ethan Gwynn

Reality Sure (2019) Tunes by Joan La Barbara, Para Avis and Nocturnal Emissions. Reality Sure was formulated as a response to the crisis of faith and rely on perceived in modern society right now. To come across clarity, the seeker for fact will have to search further under the surface area to find out the main. To create this dance, Nai-Ni Chen used improvisation and her qualifications in standard Chinese theatrical movement and several styles of martial art to collaboratively create this piece. Dancers incorporate Greta Campo and Ethan Gwynn.

Introspection (2019) Audio by Jacob Ter Veldhuis and Prism Quartet. Commonly, dancers are lit by exterior lights on phase. In this dance, the dancers light them selves from distinct perspectives and on to just about every other in buy to glance deeper into their own identification. Sonny Shiu, Greta Campo, Evan Matthew Stewart and Yuka Notsuka are showcased in this piece.

Tickets are $10, and free of charge for SOPAC customers. To buy tickets, contact SOPAC at (973) 313-2787 or visit The Box Business is at this time readily available by cellphone M-F, 12-4 p.m.

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