Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Bridge Virtual Dance Institute of Revolutionary Dance Experiences Free one-hour corporate classes on Zoom open to all intermediate to advanced level dancers on August 29-31, 2022. Interested dancers can join the course by registering here.
The Bridge class program:
Monday, August 29, 2022 | Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 10 a.m.
Tap into the creative energy of the universe with Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature technique is based on the principle of the ever-changing universal forces of Yin and Yang to cultivate the dancer’s vital energy Chi (Qi) allowing the dancer to achieve higher performance with less effort. ‘effort. By focusing on breath and imagery, Kinetic Spiral also balances the spiritual, mental and physical energy of the dancer. The Kinetic Spiral technique forms the foundation of Nai-Ni Chen’s cross-cultural movement style and embodies her efforts to work at the intersection of culture and race, advocating for equity with grace and power.
Wednesday August 31, 2022 | Rio Kikuchi (Gyrokinesis) at 10 a.m.
Tap into the creative energy of the universe with Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature technique is based on the principle of the ever-changing universal forces of Yin and Yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen’s repertoire will be taught.
New York – Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute via Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s goal is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors from around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are rooted in the community and focused on advancing the art dance that transforms personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces.
As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite world-class dancers and choreographers as well as up-and-coming artists to teach classes. Advanced/intermediate level professional or pre-professional dancers looking to explore beyond their own boundaries and seeking new dance experiences are encouraged to participate. The core curriculum is based on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with the contemporary dance practices she studied in America. Guest artists will cover a wide range of folk and classical dance styles.
In this difficult time of change and uncertainty, the arts are a source of healing and unity, we would like to encourage everyone to support dance as dance is essential medicine for society to recover from the pandemic which caused injury to our bodies and our hearts. Support for The Bridge can be sent via https://www.nainichen.org/donate.