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Time: July 27, 2022 to August 3, 2022
Street: 75 Broad St c, o Pentacle, NY 10004
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://www.nainichen.org/
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2022
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces UNITY: Nai-Ni Chen Remembered, a PBS documentary celebrating the life of internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Nai-Ni Chen. The documentary will air on NJ PBS, WNET Thirteen, and ALL ARTS on various dates, July 27-August 3, 2022. Nai-Ni Chen died tragically in a swimming accident late in 2021. In a special program, State of the Arts takes a touching look back at the life and artistry of one of New Jersey's most revered artists.
Born and trained in Taiwan, Nai-Ni Chen came to the USA in her early 20s, melding her own centuries-old traditions with the contemporary dance she enthusiastically embraced in New York City. She founded the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in Fort Lee, New Jersey in 1988. The multi-racial and multi-national company continues to perform their founder's work, as well as traditional Chinese dances. The documentary draws on State of the Arts footage and interviews dating back to the early 1990s.