Renaissance Chinese Opera Society was thrilled to join force with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to perform Peking Opera in NJPAC on 2/2 and 2/3 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Special thanks for our volunteer cast members, Ms Tiffany Ho, Mr. Huang Xiaoyan, Ms. Rose Liu, Ms. Rayna Yu, and Ms. Isabella Ji for weeks of hard work in preparing for the show.
To celebrate the Year of the Pig, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has developed a rich and unique program that incorporates many positive aspects of Chinese and Chinese American immigrant culture in the program. Beside the remarkably acrobatic and beautiful dances, the Company has also invited special guest artists: Bamboo Flute master Tao Chen, Peking Opera artist YongHong Jia, and paper cut master Hotien Cheng.
Choreographer/Dancer, Nai-Ni Chen is a unique choreographer whose work crosses many cultural boundaries. Each of her dance reflects her personal vision as an American artist with deep roots in the Asian culture, working on new dances influenced by cultures around the world, reaching beyond the perceived limitations of time, distance, and traditions. The company’s accomplishments are evident in its extensive performance schedule and its powerful and elegant productions which have been presented at some of the most prestigious concert halls such as the Joyce Theater in New York, Lincoln Center, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in California, the Raymond F. Kravis Center, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Florida, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as well as appearing on a number of television specials on PBS/NJN, ABC, WNYC and others as well as eight international tours spanning the globe.