JERSEY CITY, N.J. /
February 6, 2018 – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of
Cultural Affairs continues its
year-long partnership with New Jersey
Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with a very special event.
The College invites the
entire community to experience Asian culture and celebrate the Lunar New Year
with a talk and demonstration presented by artist Nai-Ni Chen, featuring colorful
costumes, twirling ribbons, and dancing dragons in a dazzling explosion of
energy and motion.
The event will take place
on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Benjamin
J. Dineen, III & Dennis C. Hull Gallery on the 6th Floor at 71
Sip Ave., Jersey City. This, along with the programming of the HCCC-NJPAC partnership,
is open to the entire Hudson County community with no charge for admission.
An artist whose work
defies categorization, Nai-Ni Chen is continually working on new ideas from
worldwide influences. The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of
American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. Her mesmerizing
and dramatic contemporary choreography has gained recognition among domestic
and international presenters and festivals.
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s
productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where
tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline.
The Company has mounted twenty national tours and seven
tours abroad, and was recently honored with a distinctive grant award from both
the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to
represent the United States in a seven-city tour arranged by the Tamaulipas
International Arts Festival in Mexico.
Nai-Ni Chen dance productions have been presented in
prestigious concert halls, such as the Joyce Theater in New York, Ordway Center
in Minnesota, and the Cerritos Center in California. Internationally, Ms.
Chen’s work was featured at the Silesian International Contemporary Dance
Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival – both in Poland –
and the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and China International
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance
Company event on February 13th is part of HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs’ “Twilight
Tuesday” series featuring artist receptions, demonstrations, faculty mixers,
author readings, and workshops.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an
more information about HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs Spring 2018 programs
and events, please visit
For additional information, contact Michelle Vitale at 201-360-4176, or email