PERFORMING ARTS

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announce 25th Anniversary Celebration

Press Contact: Audrey Ross 212-877-3399 audreyrosspub@aol.com Press Conference Date: Monday, April 7th at 2:00PM Venue: Taipei Cultural Center (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Fort Lee, NJ – The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season on April 26th at 8pm and April 27th at 3pm at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance on 126 East 13th Street with a program that samples the live music the Company has commissioned for Nai-Ni Chen’s work in the past fifteen years. Ticket prices are $15 for students and seniors, and $25 for the general public. The program features Ms. Chen’s most recent collaboration, Not Alone, with composer Chen Yi and the Prism Saxophone Quartet. Not Alone is Nai-Ni Chen’s exploration into the realm of identity, independence and introspection. She questions if one can truly be alone with the multiple identities and roles we play every day and every moment, and with our heroic struggle to be independent. A famous Tang Dynasty Poem by Li Bai, Drinking Alone under the Moon, served as the beginning of the exploration. Besides the internationally acclaimed Prism Saxophone Quartet, Nai-Ni Chen has invited five world renowned musicians to join the performance: the Ahn …

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2014 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts

Taipei Cultural Center will present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts on February 23rd at Taiwan Academy. Once again we sincerely invite you to attend our concert. Pianists: Steven Lin, Alice Lu Date: Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30 P.M. Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Free Admission, RSVP required. ※Thank you for interesting in this event. This event is now fully booked. Online RSVP is closed.  Steven Lin A victory at the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition is the latest in a growing list of awards for Steven Lin, an immediately engaging and imaginative young Taiwanese American pianist.  The Baltimore Sun declared his recent performance “elegantly refined,” listening to Lin as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Baltimore Symphony.  His vibrant playing at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was recognized both by the critics (“…thoroughly enjoyable both as music and as a performance”–Ft. Worth Star-Telegram) and the judges, who selected him for the John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award. Steven Lin’s artistry was clear from an early age when he was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division on a full scholarship at the age of ten to study with Yoheved Kaplinsky. A two-time winner of …

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Celebrating Lunar New Year

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is going to bring a program of 7 musician and 11 dancers to NJPAC for the Celebration of the Lunar New Year.   The world renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is actively developing and rehearsing for a dance and music extravaganza to celebrate the coming of the Year of the Horse at NJPAC in Newark, NJ.  Aside from the fantastic program on stage, audience members can also join the Company for a very special 12 course Chinese New Year banquet at the nearby Chinatown Restaurant in Harrison.  Tickets for the banquet and performance can be obtained by calling the Company at (800)650-0246 or online at: www.nainichen.org/horse.  For stage performance, contact NJPAC directly at (888)GO-NJPAC orwww.njpac.org.   Each year, Nai-Ni Chen selects programs and repertory that reflects the way the tradition of the Chinese New Year is celebrated in her homeland.  The Year of the Horse is a wonderfully auspicious year because the horse is believed to help people advance great distances to reach their goal and destination.     For the Year of the Horse, Nai-Ni Chen has produced a program full of cultural richness with Music, Dance, a display of visual art and crafts.  The audience can expect to see the …

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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Presents NEW ASIA CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 PM Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall Tickets: $35-$45, Order online: http://www.carnegiehall.org/ CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, Box Office at 57th and Seventh (Children under 6 not admitted) Program Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 Gordon Chin: Moon Night Sorrow for Piano Quintet (2013) (World Premier, commissioned by New Asia Chamber Music Society) Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20   *Amphion String Quartet, Melvin Chen, Toby Appel- guest artists *Sponsored by Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan    New Asia Chamber Music Society: “…make music with sense of pleasure and spontaneity.” “…comprised of many young and gifted players, is an impressively organized and professional group” – New York Concert Reviews.   Propelled by a shared passion for classical chamber music and profound respect for the works written by the composers of our time, the New Asia Chamber Music Society was founded in 2010 by an idealistic group of young Asian-American virtuosi, graduated from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. Members of NACMS including Paul Huang, Cindy Wu, Helen Huang, and 4 others will perform in this concert. Based in New York City, …

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2013 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts IV

  Taipei Cultural Center will present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts IV on November 10th at Taiwan Academy. Once again we sincerely invite you to attend our concert. Musicians: piano / Lo-An Lin, cello / Nana Ou-Yang, piano accompaniment / Daniel Hsu Date: Sunday, November 10th at 2:30PM Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Free Admission, RSVP required.     ※Thank you for interesting in this event. This event is now fully booked. Online RSVP is closed.   Lo-An Lin Lo-An Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan. And she graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Master of Music degree studying with Ms. Nelita True, and received her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Mr. Yoshikazu Nagai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as the recipient of the Janet Rose Piano Scholarship, where she was awarded the Young Artist Award and won their piano concerto competition as the only freshman pianist in the history. She is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at the Yale School of Music as the recipient of the George W. Miles Scholarship studying with Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen. Some of the highlights of her competition awards include: 1st prize at …

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2013 International Alliance for Women in Music Annual Concert will play Dr. Ming-Hsiu Yen’s composition “Lego City”

On Saturday, October 11th at 8 p.m., Ensemble Mise-En will present a free concert in partnership with the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) at University Settlement in New York City. The program includes several premieres for chamber orchestra and large ensemble. And Taiwanese Composer Dr. Ming-Hsiu Yen’s work “Lego City” will be performed. This collective concert at University Settlement will give a voice to five different female composers and a big help for their careers. The IAWM concert will consist of chamber music pieces by Ming-Hsiu Yen (Taiwan), Lina Järnegard (Sweden) and Jane O’Leary (Ireland), as well as by Yuko Ohara (Japan/England) and Santa Buss (Latvia). All composers will attend the concert and ready to give a talk back along with the musicians. Audience are welcome to the reception after the talk back.   Dr. Ming-Hsiu Yen is an internationally-acclaimed composer and pianist. Having received awards including 22nd Asian Composers League Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize, Heckscher Composition Prize, and many others, Dr. Yen’s works have been performed by many orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic, and others and have been frequently presented in music festivals, including the 2013 International Alliance for Women in Music Annual Concert, Bass2012 Copenhagen, …

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The Joyce Theater presents Cloud Gate 2 “On The Road” by Cheng Tsung-lung

The Joyce Theater Foundation is presenting Cloud Gate 2 from Taiwan performing the U.S. premiere of On the Road, an evening-length work by Associate Artistic Director Cheng Tsung-lung, from October 2-6. Cloud Gate 2, one of Taiwan’s most highly regarded companies, returns to The Joyce Theater with the U.S. premiere of Associate Artistic Director Cheng Tsung-lung’s On the Road, the Annual Performing Arts Award winner of the 10th Taishin Arts Award (2012), one of the most prestigious arts awards in Taiwan. Having received international acclaim since its world premiere in 2011, On the Road consists of playful duets and trios (three male dancers perform the work) and features contemporary dance elements derived from the Taiwan culture, including native performance art and religious ritual movement. Conceived by Cheng Tsung-lung while roaming the terrain of southwestern China, the piece unfolds slowly with deliberate pace, continuously engaging the audience along its path. Set to scores ranging from Taiwanese folk songs to traditional Naxi, to Islamic music, and finally to Tom Waits’ smoky voice, On the Road unites Eastern and Western tradition to convey a powerful artistic message. CHENG TSUNG-LUNG (CHOREOGRAPHER) After graduating from the Dance Department of Taipei National University of the Arts, …

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World Wide Lab presents “A DIRECTORS’ FEAST” at Irondale Center, Brooklyn

World Wide Lab proudly presents “A DIRECTORS’ FEAST.” Twelve members of the 2010 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab who have continued to collaborate with one another these past three years have conceived two separate anthology programs exploring moments in the life of a woman as well as a study of community. The World Wide Lab consists of the following directors: Ioli Andreadi (London, England / Athens, Greece) Laura Caparrotti (New York City / Rome, Italy) Jocelyn Yuchia Chang (Taipei, Taiwan) Nai-Wen Chang (Taipei, Taiwan / Berlin, Germany) Evan T. Cummings (New York City) Esther Jun (Toronto, Canada) Annie G. Levy (New York City) Orly Noa Rabinyan (Tel Aviv, Israel) Vidhu Singh (San Francisco/New Delhi, India) Jay Stern (New York City) Laura Tesman (New York City) Evan Tsitsias (Toronto, Canada) “WORLD WIDE LAB: A DIRECTOR’S FEAST” will play September 4th-7th at Irondale Center (85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NYC) Program A: Two is Company (Wednesday, Sept 4th@7:30PM, Friday, Sept 6th@7PM, Saturday, Sept 7th @4PM) The inner and outer life of a woman is explored. This presentation examines the rites and rituals involved when people come together and things fall apart. Included are segments based on or inspired by: Waxing West by …

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Theater for the New City Presents《Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting》Written & Directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Two actors waiting for the train to come on the platform, but they never really get on any train no matter how many trains have arrived and departed. Not until another two actors take off from the train do they finally realize what they are waiting for is not the train but an answer to the question: what are we anticipating? Invited by the historic Theater for the New City and funded by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting, written and directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, will be presented from August 24th to 30th with five world premiere performances in the 4th Dream Up Festival. Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting is Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li’s first full production written in New York. His first attempt in New York won the appreciation from Theater for the New City and is invited to stage for the Dream Up Festival. Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting inspired by Waiting for Godot, is the reflection on society presented in the western classics through the eastern and Buddhist philosophy. This play will examine the absurdity of quotidian life as well as artistic life with an aim to reflect on how “Godot” has affected our lives …

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