Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces More Bridge Classes, July 26-29


Nai-ni Chen Dance Company announces Bridge Virtual Dance Institute of Revolutionary Dance Experiences, a free one-hour Zoom class open to all intermediate to advanced dancers, July 26-29, 2021.

Interested dancers can join the course by registering on the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company website: https://www.nainichen.org/thebridge.

The schedule of bridge lessons is as follows:

Week of 07/26/2021

Monday – Yuka Notsuka (Spiral Kinetic) at 11 a.m.

Tuesday – Rio Kikuchi (GyroKinesis) at 11am

Wednesday – Nai-Ni Chen (Spiral Kinetic) at 11 a.m.

Thursday – Layla Ogasawara (Belly Dance) at 11 a.m.

Nai-Ni Chen kinetic spiral

Tap into the creative energy of the universe with Kinetic Spiral. Nai-Ni Chen’s signature technique is based on the principle of constantly evolving universal forces of Yin and yang. Dance phrases from Nai-Ni Chen’s repertoire will be taught.

Rio Kikuchi Gyrokinesia

Gyrokinesis is a slow, fluid exercise based on the natural elements of spinal movement. By gently working the joints and muscles in rhythmic, undulating movements combined with calming breathing patterns, the exercises stimulate the internal organs of the body while the corresponding respiratory patterns stimulate the nervous system, open energy pathways and oxygenate the blood.

Layla Ogasawara’s belly dance

This class will combine yoga and strengthening exercises. Followed by combinations of isolation and oriental dance.

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company established a new dance institute via Zoom, The Bridge. The aim of the Institute is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors from around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are rooted in the community and focus on the advancement of art. dance that transforms personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces.

As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite world-renowned dancers and choreographers as well as emerging artists to come and teach the class. Professional or pre-professional advanced / intermediate level dancers looking to explore beyond their own boundaries and in search of new dance experiences are encouraged to participate. The core curriculum is based on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with contemporary dance practices she studied in America. Guest artists will cover a wide range of folk and classical dance styles.

The Bridge will be holding classes Monday through Thursday for the rest of the summer due to teacher and participant schedules.

In this difficult time of change and uncertainty, the arts are a source of healing and unity, we would like to encourage everyone to support dance as dance is an essential medicine for society to recover from the pandemic which caused injury to our bodies and hearts. Support for The Bridge can be sent via https://nainichen.org/donate.


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