Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Lunar New Year Celebration

    When:
    January 25, 2015 @ 2:10 am – 3:10 am
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    Where:
    Brooklyn College
    2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
    USA

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

    presents

    Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

    Lunar New Year Celebration

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3pm

    “A blossom of color, energy and motion, like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.”

    – The New York Times1 Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company - ChineseNewYear04_CarolRoseggBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season, once again partnering with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for its second annual Lunar New Year Celebration, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (ages 12 and under) and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

    Recipient of China’s prestigious Golden Lotus Award, choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her company will once again take Brooklyn Center’s audiences on a visually delightful, culturally rich tour of the 3,000-year-old Chinese civilization. This year’s celebration honors The Year of the Sheep — a year of peace, love, and woolly gentleness according to the Chinese calendar.

    The repertoire for the performance will include “Double Lions Welcoming Spring,” a version of the popular Lion Dance; “Gu Ze Yung Ge,” a dance from the Han people in Northeast China that incorporates fans, handkerchiefs, and drums in a celebration of the harvest; the rhythmic “Hubei Coin Stick Dance,” originally done by street performers in the Hubei province; and the famous “Dragon Dance,” symbolizing imperial power and nature’s grace. The Company will also perform an excerpt from Peach Flower Landscape, a dance drama portraying a peaceful agricultural community living in perfect harmony with the land, commissioned in 1995 by the Lincoln Center Institute.