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Celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 pm$15
PERFORMANCE DATE/TIME: SUN, FEB 5, 3 PM
(QC students get 50% discount. Check for more offers HERE)
Celebrate the New Year of the Water Rabbit and the day of the Lantern Festival at KCA with a colorful, spectacular program of dance, music, and more! The world renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is known for fusing American modern dance with the grace, splendor and discipline of Asian art. Come meet majestic dragons, elegant peacocks, stunning acrobats, twirling ribbons, bamboo instruments, a new lion dance with a hip hop beat, and much more – all included in a thrilling program that’s designed to enthrall the entire family and honor the festive tradition.
“like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy” (The New York Times)
“The dance unwinds like an ancient Chinese painting on a scroll, one section at a time.” (The Star Ledger)
This year, to honor the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, the Company will present a new Lion dance with hip-hop rhythm. The new work is a collaborative effort from Company’s Director of New and Contemporary Dance, PeiJu Chien-Pott, assisted by H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory’s Yvonne H. Chow, Lion Dance Master Henry Lee, and Hip-Hop legends Kwikstep and Rokafella.
The Company will also peform the festive “YungGe” (Harvest Song) from northern China, a beautiful and elegant “Peacock Dance” from the Southern Yunnan Province, a powerful martial art solo “Spear Dance” and the perennial favorite, the majestic “Dragon Dance.” The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York will present two instrumental pieces, a Pipa Solo and an ensemble featuring Erhu (two string violin), Pipa (Lute) and Dizi (bamboo flute).
The event will be approx. 100 minutes long including a 15-minute intermission.
Effective February 1, 2023, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or testing is NO LONGER required. However, we encourage everyone to complete their primary vaccination series and get boosted if eligible before attending. Face masks are encouraged, but not required. All guests are recommended to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the building. Please be reminded that if you need a mask, they are available upon request at every entrance to the campus. Learn More