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THE TEN ELEMENTS OF CHINESE DANCE
Students go beyond cultural boundaries to a place where tradition meets innovation, where East meets West. Single and multi-session workshops cover the ten elements of Chinese dance, including the spectacular ribbon dance. Students engage in the visual, physical and narrative aspects of Chinese dance, seamlessly introducing them to Chinese culture in the process and the possibilities of creating works inspired by this knowledge and experience.
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company was formed by Nai-Ni Chen, has produced more than 20 national tours reaching 41 states in the United States, as well as 9 international tours. The company’s residency program for Chinese-American heritage has been selected by the Chinese Language Teachers Association as a model for collaborative language and arts education. Nai-Ni received her B.A. in Dance at the Chinese Culture University, and an M.A. in Dance and Dance Education at NYU.