Nai-Ni Chen Dance Song of the Phoenix

"Like Visual Poetry, Chen's phrases, part exoskeletal rigidity, part boneless grace, embody an epic dignity."

- Village Voice

About This Show

Experience the majestic thunder of the martial arts and the mysterious whisper of poetry through the global language of dance. Song of the Phoenix brings audiences on a journey through space and time to a place where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline. The phoenix is known in both eastern and western cultures as an awe-inspiring creature of death-defying strength and majesty. For the West, it symbolizes renewal, and for the East, the power and mystery of the feminine.

Song of the Phoenix features original and unique choreography by Nai-Ni Chen, whose repertoire seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern concepts. Engaging the audience with the majestic thunder of Martial Arts and the rhythm of poetry, dancers glide across the stage with color, intensity and a whisper of Chinese tradition.

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