CrossCurrent will open with one of Chen’s earliest signature works, Calligraphy II, which explores the spirituality, the flow of energy and the dynamics of the brush strokes in the art of Chinese writing with an original music score by new music legend Joan La Barbra and a set designed by Myunghee Cho.
Breaking News, developed in residence in Trier, Germany in reaction to the crisis of faith and trust today; followed by Bamboo Rap, an experimental piece created in collaboration with hip-hop artists and DJs exploring the sound of Chinese language with contemporary urban dance vocabulary, both rooted in storytelling and the desire for equality and justice.
The concert will conclude with Mirage, part of a series of dances inspired by Chen’s journey to the Silk Road with music by Glen Velez. The dance explores trance, rhythmic breathing, sound and spiral motion.
“endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.” -- The New York Times
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes: 1 Intermission
THURSDAY thru SATURDAY @ 7:30 PM
SUNDAY @ 2 PM