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BWW Featured Dance Studio: CHEN DANCE CENTER PhotoBWW Featured Dance Studio: CHEN DANCE CENTER
by Caryn Cooper - October 21, 2018

The Chen Dance Center, located in the heart of Chinatown in Manhattan, is dedicated to serving the Asian-American and New York City dance community. For over 35 years, the Center has provided moving experiences in Asian-American history through contemporary dance, artistic creation, arts education, and presentation. In addition to a professional modern dance company (H.T. Chen & Dancers), the Center's school seeks to channel students to explore their creativity through dance, all while illuminating the richness of the Asian-American culture and history.
Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents UNFOLDING By Principal Dancer Ae-Soon Kim, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, hosts its annual performance and gala benefit at New Jersey's premiere performing arts center, NJPAC, Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents Second ELLIS ISLAND ARTS FESTIVAL, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival onSunday, May 7, 2017, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building.
XY, Moe-Tion, Nai-Ni Chen Companies Set for 2017 Dance Festival at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2017

Centenary Stage Company celebrates the artistry of dance in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with the 2017 Dance Fest.
BWW Review: CHINA NATIONAL OPERA & DANCE DRAMA THEATER Offers a Winning Production of Confucius
by Sondra Forsyth - January 9, 2017

China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) returned to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on January 5th, 6th, and 7th 2017 with Confucius, a new dance drama performed by the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater. The production, directed and choreographed by Kong Dexin who is a 77th-generation direct descendant of Confucius, was a mesmerizing display of dance that was seamlessly infused with expert acrobatics. I expected nothing less after having covered three previous offerings by CAEG over the years.
BWW Review: Blending the Beauty of the East and West with NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
by Caryn Cooper - February 10, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, in conjunction with its third Annual Lunar New Year Celebration, partnered once again with the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in an all new celebration of Chinese arts and culture. Under the direction of renowned traditional dancer of Taiwan, Nai-Ni Chen, this ethnically diverse Chinese-American company seeks to bridge the gap of cultural understanding and appreciation of American modern dance and Asian art.
BWW Reviews: THE RED DRESS Brings the Dance Artistry of China to the Koch
by Sondra Forsyth - March 7, 2014

For the third year, China Arts and Entertainment Group is treating NYC dancegoers to an all-too-limited engagement of a lavish and exquisitely performed dance theater piece at the Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Opening night of 'The Red Dress' on Thursday March 6th 2014 will be followed by performances on the evenings of March 7th and 8th and a matinee on March 9th. Don't miss this chance to see superbly trained dancers, gorgeous costumes, immaculate ensemble work, ingenious stagecraft, and an enigmatic but satisfying story line. The title refers to the fact that Chinese brides traditionally wear red because it is a strong color that brings good luck. Yet the heroine of this drama seems never to have her dream wedding come true. The musical accompaniment includes some singing in Chinese but you won't need a translation to understand the plot. The universal language of dance tells all.