Nai-Ni Chen’s Virtual Dance Institute classes featuring Guest Artists: Rulan Tangen and Peiju Chien-Pott
The Bridge, Nai-Ni Chen’s Virtual Dance Institute of boundary-breaking dance experiences and Free One-Hour Company Class is open to all dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level with Guest Master Artists and Company Dancers September 14-18, 2020 at 12pm EDT on Zoom – Open to All Dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level Featuring Guest Artists: Rulan Tangen and Peiju Chien-Pott. Interested dancers can join the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s website: http://nainichen.org/company-class.
The Bridge Classes are as follows: Week of 9/14/2020
Monday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral)
Tuesday Rulan Tangen (Dancing Earth)
Wednesday Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral)
Thursday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral)
Friday Pei-Ju Chien-Pott (Modern – Graham)
For the week of 9/14/2020, The Bridge welcomes new guest artist Rulan Tangen. Rulan offers the session as an opening to ancient ideas of movement, sound and rhythm, as central to rituals for transformation, while embracing cyberspace as a realm of intercultural exchange and collaboration that paves the way to embodiment of imagined realm of liberation. We transcend the box to revitalize and remember our connection to land, water, and skies of the place where we are where we come from, and where we are going, with ‘land dance’ practice as adapted to current times, incorporating multi sensory and multi-dimensional imagination to engage ‘out of the box’ . This offering will bring an opportunity for us to meet as modern people of this time, and diverse places, to embody relationship of reciprocity with self, spirit, community, and beyond human realm , so that we can consider in motion our responsibility as artists to make the movements that reflect the issues of our time, and the ways of being that transcend time.
Personal note from Rulan: As a woman of color confronting disabilities post-cancer, I create dances for the health of all beings. Life is marked by rituals – as our original theater – and I dedicate my life to performances that become functional rituals for transformation.
Now ‘dreamvisioning’ as the Director/Choreographer of DANCING EARTH my work is made through living culture which is my research; working closely over years with a diaspora of intertribal elders and community members in many locations with which I have a cyclical relationship. My process is thus the story of “we” – intergenerational, multilingual, inter-tribal convergence of artists, culture-carriers, farmers, activists, community members, dissolving borders to move into collaborative practices that become dance forms embodying sustainability, resilience, and vitality as expressions of multi-perspectivist ancestral worldviews of collaborators as well as myself.
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