For the 22nd yr, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company publicizes a colourful and colourful unique Chinese New Year Celebration on the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2020 at 2pm. Tickets are $27-35 and are available by telephone at (888) GO-NJPAC or on line at www.Njpac.Org.
Chen and enterprise specialize in “a remarkably clean combo of the brand new and the old, as well as a assured, intensely non-public method to nature,” stated The New York Times, which has defined Chen’s dancers as “endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic strength.”
The Year of the Golden Rat marks the start of a Zodiac cycle, and the Chinese people typically rejoice the occasion with ample meals, dance, music and festivity lasting a month lengthy. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will have a good time the start of the cycle with a unique application steeped in symbolism and distinctive feature inherit within the Chinese American immigrant lifestyle, expressing the Company’s dedication to the art and the culture of the network.
According to the Chinese calendar, own family and buddies have to count on one year of completely satisfied abundance inside the Year of the Golden Rat. This energetic performance to mark the beginning of the yr will heat the hearts and pride the senses of audiences of all ages. Dancers with colourful, problematic costumes, musicians gambling ancient melodies and magnificent acrobats fill the stage. The playful Lions carry joy and right fortune. The majestic dragons fly out of the ocean and allure the Earth with a spell of peace and wealth. Exotic music and dance from diverse components of the Chinese American immigrant community come together in a show of beauty and excitement. The festivities increase into the lobby, in which an arts and crafts display showcases extra of the lifestyle and creativity of the Chinese-American community.
To have a good time the start of the Zodiac cycle, the Company will again feature immigrant artists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York who will deliver competition and real Chinese instrumental song at some stage in the pageant.
2020 is the Year of the Golden Rat, that is the start of the metallic cycle of Zodiac animals. The Year of the Golden Rat is expected to be a festive 12 months of outstanding abundance and prosperity. To have fun the Year of the Golden Rat, the Company has evolved a wealthy and extremely good program that incorporates many positive components of Chinese American immigrant subculture within the software. This year, Nai-Ni Chen will show off new work the usage of factors of the Chinese Hakka lifestyle and the stories from the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
The choreographer and the Company feels that during ultra-modern surroundings, the paintings of immigrant artist Nai-Ni Chen is mainly essential as she has been developing works that endorse for the tradition of the community, preventing stereotype and prejudice as an Asian female artist who is main a expert dance troupe in America.
Metropolitan vicinity audiences have made this event an annual way of life. For this birthday celebration, Nai-Ni Chen produced a program that introduces the splendor, creativity and variety of Chinese-American arts in New York and New Jersey through high-quality performance and sports.
For this live performance, the program begins with the playful and colourful Lion Dance, a classical preferred that brings joys to all and sundry. The Hakka lifestyle, one among China’s maximum famous organization of Han migrants who moved from the principal plains to the coastal region and are early settlers in Taiwan. Later, the Hakka people additionally migrated to distinct parts of the sector, forming a international community and a extraordinary international lifestyle. The Company will offer a lovely Umbrella dance the use of feature of the Hakka layout and a choreographed dance famous in Southern coastal China.
For this yr, Nai-Ni Chen will rejoice the start of the Chinese American immigration to America. She will present a brand new dance, “A Ten-Mile Day” to commemorate the awesome work of the Chinese Railroad people who constructed 10 Miles of Railroad in in the future during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
In the party, Nai-Ni Chen will feature a number of her maximum target market preferred dances including raindrops, a delightful dance for four ladies celebrating the pleasure of womanhood and the rain harbor she changed into born in. The software will also include Whirlwind, the dance conceived by way of Nai-Ni Chen watching the whirlwind on the Silk Road that made the desert dance with a effective, dynamic spin that resonates with the splendor of the Uyghurs dance she skilled in XingJiang.
A Chinese New Year Celebration could no longer be entire without a go to via the auspicious Dragon. The Company will be performing the Dragon Dance as a conclusion to this tremendous birthday party.
Bringing the dynamic freedom of American contemporary dance collectively with the elegant splendor of Asian artwork, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance groups in America. Ms. Chen’s particular choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the commonplace floor among subculture and innovation, growing beyond form into the spirit.
One of the few Asian American expert dance businesses with an extensive season of travelling and appearing round the arena, Nai-Ni Chen has additionally developed Arts in Education residency programs in faculty districts to convey culture and arts into educational settings. Its colourful and engaging applications and workshops have reached over one million young audience participants within the NY/NJ region. The Company is presently in residence at New Jersey City University and has been a Principal Affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center considering its inception.
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the respect of having obtained more than fifteen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and severa Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council at the Arts. Other funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; the Hyde and Watson Foundation; Horizon Foundation, The Irving and Laurie Blanchard Foundation; the E.J. Grassman Trust; PSE&G; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Verizon; Sony; New Music/USA; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and others.