For Audiences

May, 3-7, 2021

THE BRIDGE ~ Nai-Ni Chen Virtual Dance Institute (Free)

Teacher Akhila Chetan NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY

 

THE BRIDGE:
Nai-Ni Chen Virtual Dance Institute

of boundary-breaking dance experiences from leading dance makers and teachers from diverse communities

This week's guest artists:
Kerry Lee + Akhila Chetan

Open to All Dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level
~meet the artists after the class~
Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM EST
Free 1-hour Virtual Master Class!


~~Upcoming Sessions on The Bridge

~Mon. May 3, 11 AM EST
~Kinetic Spiral with Greta Campo


Greta Campo is the Associate Artistic Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. She began her dance training in her native Milan at the Carcano Theater, where she was first introduced to Martha Graham’s work. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company in their 2012 New York Season and later on their international tour. Greta is a recipient of the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Fini Dance Festival.

 

~Tues. May 4, 11AM EST

~Kerry Lee teaches Chinese Dance

Kerry Lee is the Co-Artistic Director of the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company and a former principal dancer of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. After graduating from Stanford University with an engineering degree and working for a top-ranked economic consulting firm, she followed her heart into the professional dance world in New York City. As a traditional Chinese and modern/contemporary dance artist, Kerry performed throughout the US and the British Virgin Islands with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, H.T. Chen & Dancers, Dance China NY, and gloATL before returning home to co-lead the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company with her mother, Hwee-Eng Y. Lee. Among other honors, Kerry was the only Chinese dancer among the finalists who received a ticket on So You Think You Can Dance Season 11. www.kerryylee.com


~Wed. May 5, 11AM EST
~Kinetic Spiral with Nai-Ni Chen


Tap into the creative energy of the universe through Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen's signature technique is based on the principle of ever-changing universal forces of Yin and Yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen's repertory will be taught. Nai-Ni Chen has been hailed as a Spiritual Choreographer by Dance Magazine and is the recipient of multiple choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Nai-Ni Chen has been creating dances professionally for over thirty years in the United States. Chen has built a diverse repertory of over 80 original works and toured to major venues in the US and international contemporary dance festivals in 12 countries. She will be teaching her signature technique--KINETIC SPIRAL--which is a blend of the dynamic, ever-evolving spirit of contemporary dance and the grace and splendor of the Chinese artistic traditions.


~Thurs. May 6, 11AM EST
~Akhila Chetan teaches Classical Indian Dance


Join Guru Smt. Akhila Chetan on an exploration of the Bharathanatyam, one of the most important classical dance forms of India. Guru. Smt. Akhilaneshwari Akhila is a skilled artist in Nritta – Pure dance form, and rasabhinaya – aesthetic communication with creative interpretation of the lyrics and the music. She had decades of practice under great gurus and legends in Bharathanatyam. The vast amount of skills received by legendary tutors has made Akhila one of the most sought-after, talented and creative artists. She is the recipient of the prestigious “Purandara Anugraha” Award – 2014 for her services in the dance field by TTD, Trust, Tirupati, Government of AP, India and has received various titles and awards from reputed organizations in recognition of her work in India & the USA.


~Fri. May 7, 11AM EST
~Kinetic Spiral with Yuka Notsuka


Tap into the creative energy of the universe through Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen's signature technique is based on the principle of ever-changing universal forces of Yin and Yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen's repertory will be taught by Yuka Notsuka who is a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.


Experience the power of diverse dance! ~~

 

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