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We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to in-person events at Symphony Space!

The health and safety of all are our top priorities. Symphony Space requires that all staff, artists, and patrons be vaccinated and that everyone (except performers on stage) wear masks while in the building.

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The Ten Elements of Chinese Dance

Offerings Education Main 41
  • Culture | Asia, Cross Culture
  • Format | Workshop, School Assembly, After School Program, Community Event
  • Discipline | Dance, Theatre
  • Level | All Ages, Pre-K to Grade 2, Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

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.


Nai-Ni Chen
Education Artists Nai Ni Chen

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, 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.

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