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.
Interested dancers can join the course by registering here.
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.
Bridge class times are as follows:
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | Rio Kikuchi (GyroKinesis®) at 10 a.m.
Thursday, March 3, 2022 | Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 10 a.m.