Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to perform at Penn State Harrisburg

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Credit: Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As part of the Mukund S. Kulkarni Cultural Series, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform “Song of the Phoenix” to celebrate the Asian New Year. The performance will take place at Penn State Harrisburg at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre (SEC Building).

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will take you on "a journey through space and time to a place where tradition meets innovation." The performance will feature a spectacular production of dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics and lively dance. Audience members will experience the majestic thunder of the martial arts and the mysterious whisper of poetry through the global language of dance. This production features original and unique choreography by Nai-Ni Chen, whose repertoire seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern ideas.

Nai-Ni Chen has been creating dances professionally for more than 30 years in the United States. She has built a diverse repertory of over 80 original works and toured to major venues in the U.S and international festivals in 12 countries around the world. A cross-cultural choreographer who aims to bring audience across the cultural boundaries, she has developed her unique movement and choreographic styles that reflect the grace and splendor of the Chinese cultural traditions she studied in Taiwan since youth and the dynamic spirit of modern dance that she acquired in New York.

Following the show, there will be a talk-back and reception with Nai-Ni Chen and the dancers.

Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for all other guests. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Penn State Harrisburg box office.