Sunday, March 13 at 2pm
Sunday March 13, 2016 at 2pm
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns to Flushing Town Hall for the Third Edition of Nai-Ni's Collaborate Project CrossCurrent
featuring the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company& cellist Nan-Chang Chen (of the New Asia Chamger Music Society)
A special work-in-progress Undercurrent
After extensive New York and New Jersey touring of the Company's Lunar New Year of the Monkey production at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, company members shed their colorful silk costumes of Chinese folk dance and return to simple jersey leotards and tights of modern dance to work on their next new piece to be showcased at Flushing Town Hall in the center of Queens, New York, on March 13, 2016, at 2pm.
CrossCurrent is a concept that Nai-Ni Chen developed while working with her collaborating artists, many of whom bring their cultural heritage into their contemporary creations. Examining common experiences as bi-cultural artists living in the United States, Nai-Ni Chen observed that the journey to adapt to a different culture is long and full of joy and struggle. CrossCurrent is a presentation of a series of dances that communicate the journey of her cross-cultural experience, both physical and emotional. It involves a change of perception and a change of expectation. The dances she is creating attempt to communicate that delicate path that she and others cross every day, and the accumulation of the work becomes part of the culture. In the last two CrossCurrent presentations at Flushing Town Hall, Nai-Ni Chen partnered with a group of young musicians, the New Asia Chamber Music Society, and renowned composer Huang Ruo. In this new CrossCurrent offering, Nai-Ni Chen will showcase a series of work from the perspective of the development of her own craft, key choreographic challenges and successes.
Ticket price for this event is $16 for general public and $10 for members of Flushing Town Hall, seniors and students.