Chen Dance Steps Presents NEWSTEPS, 1/12-14

By: Jan. 05, 2017
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Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographer's series, January 12-14 at 7:30 PM. Since 1994, its theater has supported and presented hundreds of young dancers and choreographers developing innovative new works through space and production grants. At Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street (corner of Mulberry and Bayard in NYC's Chinatown).

Five choreographers were selected through an open audition by a panel of dance leaders including H.T. Chen, Walter Rutledge, and Lance Westergard: Seneca Lawrence, Christina Coleman, Evelyn Chen, Matilda Sakamoto, Rashida Lyles. Each receives a small stipend, free rehearsal space and three public performances at the Chen Dance Center.

In her solo, Rashida Lyles hopes to captivate and mesmerize the audience; taking them on a journey of Self Celebration.

Matilda Sakamoto's "Cat Diary" are the private thoughts of a being who is most certainly.. maybe... a cat! This cat is both a hopeless romantic and extremely confused depending on the time of day.

A duet by Evelyn Chen is based on museum visits, abstract images and self portraits.

"Hallowed" by Christina Coleman hopes to challenge how religious authorities respond to ethnic, cultural, religious or national differences.

Seneca Lawrence's trio explores stereotypes and obstacles women typically face on a day to day basis. Dueling vulnerability with irony and humor, the twisted imagery will resemble that of an uncomfortable reality.


Subway: Take the 6, N, R, Q, J, Z to Canal Street, then walk East along Canal towards Chinatown. Turn right on to Mulberry Street then one block south to Bayard. The theater is on the northeast corner of Mulberry and Bayard, 2nd floor.


Chen Dance Center supports the development of dance by providing a professional theater space in which artists of high caliber receive production support and visibility to the NY audiences and press. The Theater also hosts H.T. Chen & Dancers' annual educational series for school groups, Teahouse Performances for family audiences, serves as a venue for community events, and provides affordable rehearsal space for modern dance artists.

CHEN DANCE CENTER is comprised of three components: a performing arts SCHOOL, a black-box THEATER (formerly MULBERRY ST THEATER) for modern dance, and its resident Dance Company, H.T. CHEN & DANCERS. CHEN DANCE CENTER is supported by: THE FORD FOUNDATION, LOWER MANHATTAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, New York City DEPT. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS.

Thursday-Saturday, January 12-14, 2017 at 7:30PM

Meet the Artist Reception after Thursday night performance

Post-Performance discussion after Friday night performance

Online Tickets:

For reservations call 212-349-0438 or 212-349-0126

Admission: $12/general, $10/students & seniors

Seating is limited, reservations or advance purchase is recommended