Nai Ni Chen Chinese New Year Celebration, Year of the Golden Rat
New Jersey’s own Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company brings its annual celebration of the Chinese New Year – a colorful, new program of dance, music and more.
Acclaimed choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her exquisite dancers are known for fusing the freedom of American modern dance with the grace, splendor and discipline of Asian art. Their productions take audiences beyond cultural boundaries, to a place where tradition meets innovation. “Nai-Ni Chen has one foot in Taiwan and one in New Jersey, but she's got Peking and New York covered, too – not to mention ancient and contemporary, folk and classical,” says The Los Angeles Times.
To celebrate the Year of the Golden Rat, Chen and company will transform the stage of NJPAC’s Victoria Theater into a stunning garden of flowers. Expect majestic dragons, acrobatic lions, elegant peacocks, twirling ribbons, and much more – all included in a thrilling program that’s designed to enthrall the entire family.
Chen’s ensemble always brings “a thrilling display of artistry,” says broadwayworld.com. “With their intriguing choreography of traditional and modern Chinese dance, elaborate costuming, and a variety of music, this company succeeds in delighting people of all ages.”
NICO Kitchen + Bar will be open for this performance.