(FORT LEE, NJ) — Within the midst of the COVID-19 disaster, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a brand new dance institute by Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s intention is to carry collectively dancers, choreographers and administrators all over the world to expertise the grasp academics of coloration whose practices are embedded locally and are targeted on advancing the artwork of dance that rework the non-public, environmental and metaphysical areas.
dancers can be a part of the category by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm’s website.
As a digital dance institute, The Bridge will invite world famend in addition to up and coming dancers and choreographer to come back to visitor educate the category. Superior/Intermediate stage skilled or pre-professional dancers who need to discover past their very own boundaries and in search of new dance experiences are inspired to take part.
The core program is predicated on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates the Chinese language martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with modern dance practices she studied in America. Visitor artists will cowl a variety of people and classical dance types.
Faucet into the inventive power of the universe by Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature method is predicated on the precept of ever-changing common forces of Yin and Yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen’s repertory will probably be taught.
The Bridge Class schedule are as follows:
Week of two/8/2021
Monday Seyong Kim (Ballet) at 11:00am
Tuesday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
Wednesday Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
Thursday Rei Akazawa-Smith (Trendy Dance (Taylor Impressed) at 11:00am
Friday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 11:00am
On this making an attempt time of change and uncertainty, the humanities is a supply of therapeutic and unity, we wish to encourage everybody to help dance as dance is a vital medication for the society to get well from the pandemic that has brought about damage to our our bodies and our hearts. Assist for The Bridge will be made online.
Concerning the Artists
Rei Akazawa-Smith was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, the place she started her ballet coaching within the strategy of Royal Academy of Dance below the course of Yuko Kojima. She graduated cum laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from Marymount Manhattan Faculty, receiving the Gold Key for Excellence in 2009. Whereas a pupil there, she assisted in educating and demonstrating Graham Approach Grasp Lessons for Miki Orihara and Alessandra Prosperi. She has danced with H.T. Chen and Dancers, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, and performed the function of Eliza in The King and I at Walnut Avenue Theater in Philadelphia. She participated in The Taylor Faculty Summer season Intensive in 2012 and was requested to hitch Taylor 2 instantly afterward. Since becoming a member of the corporate, she has additionally appeared with Paul Taylor Dance Firm.
Greta Campo is the Affiliate Creative Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm, She started her dance coaching in her native Milan on the Carcano Theater, the place she was first launched to Martha Graham’s work. She carried out with the Martha Graham Dance Firm of their 2012 New York Season and afterward their worldwide tour. Greta is a recipient of the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Fini Dance Pageant.
Seyong Kim, Assistant Professor at Western Michigan College, holds an MA in Dance Schooling from NYU. He’s a Licensed Motion Analyst, a Registered Somatic Motion Educator, and an ABT® Licensed Instructor. He has taught in Rutgers College, Kent State College, Randolph Faculty, Peridance, and Charlottesville Ballet. He has professionally labored with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Albania Nationwide Ballet Theatre, Baltimore Ballet, Neglia Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Traverse Metropolis Dance Venture, TAKE Dance, and Landestheater Coburg Germany.
Yuka Notsuka was born in Fukuoka, Japan, is a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm. She started her Ballet coaching in her hometown at age 4. Later she broadened her coaching to incorporate Jazz and Faucet. Later Yuka moved to New York Metropolis to additional pursue her profession as a dancer. In 2015 she entered the Ailey Faculty as a scholarship pupil. She carried out in Ailey Spirit Gala Live performance at Lincoln Heart choreographed by Tracy Inman (Co-Director, The Ailey Faculty) and Robert Battle (Creative director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Yuka joined the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm in 2017. She additionally has been in coaching and served as Instructing Assistant on the Luigi Jazz Dance Heart below Francis J. Roach.
About Nai-Ni Chen – Hailed as a Religious Choreographer by Dance Journal and recipient of a number of choreographic fellowships from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Nai-Ni Chen has been creating dances professionally for over thirty years in the US. She has constructed a various repertory of over 80 unique works and toured to main venues within the US and worldwide modern dance festivals in 12 international locations. She will probably be educating her signature method KINETIC SPIRAL which is a mix of the dynamic, ever-evolving spirit of latest dance and the grace and splendor of the Asian inventive traditions.
Concerning the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company – Bringing the dynamic freedom of American trendy dance along with the elegant splendor of Asian artwork, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm is without doubt one of the most seen Asian American dance firms in the US. Ms. Chen’s distinctive choreography transports audiences past cultural boundaries to the widespread floor between custom and innovation, self-discipline and freedom, and type and spirit.
Since its inception in 1988, the corporate has earned a broad base of public help and has toured extensively to main performing arts facilities all through greater than thirty states. Offered by a few of the most prestigious live performance halls in the US, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Heart in Minnesota and the Cerritos Heart in California, the Firm has mounted greater than twenty nationwide excursions and 9 excursions overseas. Ms. Chen’s work has been offered by such acclaimed worldwide festivals because the Silesian Worldwide Modern Dance Pageant and the Konfrontations Worldwide Dance Pageant, each in Poland, the Chang Mu Worldwide Arts Pageant in Korea and the Meet in Beijing Worldwide Arts Pageant. The Firm was additionally honored by a particular grant award from each the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Division of State to signify the US in a seven-city tour organized by the Tamaulipas Worldwide Arts Pageant in Mexico. Additionally, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Firm has the distinctive honor of getting obtained greater than fifteen awards from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts and quite a few Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Along with its intensive season of touring and performing, the corporate has developed Arts in Schooling residency packages at school districts to carry tradition and humanities into academic settings. It is colourful and interesting in-school meeting program “The Artwork of Chinese language Dance” has been offered in a whole lot of colleges in NJ, NY, CT and PA, reaching a whole lot of hundreds of youth. The Firm is at the moment in-residence at New Jersey Metropolis College and helping NJCU within the growth of a brand new BFA in Dance.