In the midst of the COVID-19 disaster, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Organization has set up a new dance institute through Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s intention is to deliver together dancers, choreographers and directors about the world to experience the learn instructors of color whose procedures are embedded in the group and are targeted on advancing the art of dance that rework the personal, environmental and metaphysical areas.
As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite earth renowned as perfectly as up and coming dancers and choreographers to occur to guest train the class. Innovative/Intermediate stage professional or pre-experienced dancers who are hunting to check out past their own boundaries and on the lookout for new dance ordeals are encouraged to participate. The core system is based mostly on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates the Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with modern dance tactics she examined in The united states. Guest artists will go over a broad variety of folk and classical dance models.
The Bridge Course schedule are as follows:
Monday, July 18, 2022 | Rio Kikuchi (Kinetic Spiral) at 10am
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | Rio Kikuchi (Gyrokinesis) at 10am
Tapping into the artistic strength of the universe by way of Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature strategy is centered on the basic principle of at any time-altering universal forces of Yin and Yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen’s repertory will be taught.
Gyrokinesis is slow, fluid, exercise observe centered on the natural factors of spinal motion. By carefully performing the joints and muscle groups via rhythmic and undulating actions coupled with calming breathing patterns, the exercise routines stimulates the body’s internal organs when corresponding breathing patterns promote the anxious procedure, open up up electrical power pathways, and oxygenate the blood.
In this striving time of change and uncertainty, the arts are a source of therapeutic and unity, we would like to stimulate everyone to help dance as dance is an vital medicine for the culture to get better from the pandemic that has triggered injuries to our bodies and our hearts. Guidance for The Bridge can be despatched by https://www.nainichen.org/donate.
About the Artists:
Rio Kikuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan. At age of 3, Rio began ballet teaching at Studio Benus in Japan and later on she was launched to Tap and Jazz. She took Summer Intensive at Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC in 2015. She also studied Ballet technic and Stage operate privately with Luis Villanueva. In 2017, Rio moved to New York and was available Scholarship to research at The University of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In addition, she acquired Scholarship at Alonzo King Lines Ballet Summer season System in 2019. She has carried out with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at New York Town Centre in 2018. A member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise, Rio is also a qualified Gyrokinesis teacher.
Choreographer/Dancer, Nai-Ni Chen, was a one of a kind artist whose do the job crosses cultural boundaries. Every single of her dances reflect her personalized eyesight as an immigrant and an American woman artist with deep roots in the Asian tradition. From this quite personal standpoint, she designed new operates that reflect latest challenges with world wide influences. Some of her works were produced in collaboration with renowned artists these types of as the Ahn Trio, Glen Velez, Joan La Barbara, and the associates of the New Asia Chamber New music Culture.
Bridging the grace of Asian magnificence and American dynamism, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise is a premier service provider of impressive cultural ordeals that replicate the inspiring hope and strength of the immigrant’s journey. The company’s ground-breaking performs have concentrated on themes from ancient legends that reflect difficulties of the present time to purely summary, up to date dances influenced by a blend of cultures Nai-Ni Chen knowledgeable in New York. An Asian American enterprise that celebrates cross-cultural experience, the Firm’s productions obviously bring forth issues of identification, authenticity, and equality.
The Organization has offered at some of the most prestigious live performance halls this kind of as The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Centre in New York, and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Middle in Florida. The Organization appears annually at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Queens College or university, the School of Staten Island and on Ellis Island. Internationally, the Company has introduced at global festivals such as Open up Appear Pageant in Russia, the Silesian Worldwide Contemporary Dance Competition, the Konfrontations Global Competition in Poland, the Chang Mu Global Dance Festival in Korea, the Meet up with in Beijing International Arts Pageant in China, and the Tamaulipas Worldwide Arts Festival in Mexico.
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise has been given a lot more than 20 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and several Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey Point out Council on the Arts. Advancing Dance Schooling, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise is at present in residence in New Jersey City University pioneering a method with the University’s A Harry Moore Laboratory Faculty instructing dance to city little ones with disabilities. For supplemental Organization information, take a look at their website, www.nainichen.org create to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Organization, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 or phone (800) 650- 0246.
Packages of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Enterprise are built possible by the generous guidance of our Board associates, the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Office of Point out, a Associate Agency of the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts, The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), the New Jersey Cultural Have faith in, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York Condition Legislature, The New Jersey Arts and Tradition Recovery Fund administered by the Princeton Location Group Basis, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, E.J. Grassman Believe in, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, New Songs United states, the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Dance/NYC Dance Development Fund, the Swift Reaction Application of American Dance Overseas, the Association of Executing Arts Presenters’ Cultural Trade Fund, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, PSEG, Proskauer, WAC Lights, and the Glow Basis and the Dragon and Phoenix Foundation.