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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: CrossCurrent Dance

First Preview: Nov 29, 2019

Opening Date: Dec 05, 2019

Closing Date: Dec 08, 2019

Running Time: 01:40

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: CrossCurrent Dance
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Playing @

New York Live Arts

219 West 19th Street New York City, NY 10011

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The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, will launch its 30th anniversary season at New York Live Arts with the retrospective production CrossCurrent, which will showcase Chen’s physically adventurous, distinctive cross-cultural style and the diverse influences that inform her work. Highlights include Chen’s signature works Callligraphy II, Mirage, and recent works Breaking News and Bamboo Rap.

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

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Performance Schedule:

THURSDAY thru SATURDAY @ 7:30 PM
SUNDAY @ 2 PM

Choreography

Nai-Ni Chen

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS

Never

Full-price tickets

$30 - $35

Lottery & Rush

$15 - Students/Seniors

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Accessibility:

Box Office

Lobby level; accessible

Restroom

The ground floor restrooms and theater are wheelchair accessible.

Directions Subway

1 to 18th Street. 2/3, F, M, L and A/C/E to 14th Street.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator to all floors

Telephone

None on premises

Entrance

The lobby is accessible via the double doors to the left of the revolving door at 219 W 19th Street.

Wheelchair Info

The first floor lobby is a communal public space and wheelchair accessible via the street facing double doors next to the main entrance at 219 W 19th Street. Theater, dressing rooms and 3rd floor studios are accessible by elevator. Restrooms throughout the building and theater are wheelchair accessible.

Directions Bus

M11, M2

Directions Driving

Street parking only

Folding Armrests

None available

Parking

Street parking only

Water Fountain

Lobby level; wheelchair accessible

 

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

1 to 18th Street. 2/3, F, M, L and A/C/E to 14th Street.

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By Bus:

M11, M2