Next Up: Master Class with Nai-Ni Chen!

World-Renowned Modern Choreographer: Nai-Ni Chen

Join us next Tuesday, July 23rd at 10 AM for a special Master Class with Nai-Ni Chen on her unique technique and repertory, including an intro to the kinetic spiral technique.  Nai-Ni's work was recently featured with HeART faculty such as Nikki, Laura, Lynn and Olivia, as part of the Bergen Dancemakers season for Bergen County choreographers.  Learn more about the technique and Nai-Ni below! 

  • $20 drop in rate, no class cards accepted

The Kinetic Spiral technique centers around the exploration of a wide range of physically challenging, intricate movement ideas that combines the grace, sensibility, delicacy, and flow of motion driven by the proper use of the breath, building a foundation to support the limitless spiral energy that supports the powerful athletic movements inspired by the common ground found in Chinese martial art, calligraphy, graffiti and contemporary dance.


Artist bio
Choreographer/Dancer, Nai-Ni Chen is a unique choreographer whose work crosses many cultural boundaries. Each of her dances reflect her personal vision as an American artist with deep roots in the Asian culture, working on new dances influenced by cultures around the world, reaching beyond the perceived limitations of time, distance, and traditions. The company’s accomplishments are evident in its extensive performance schedule and its powerful and elegant productions which have been presented at some of the most prestigious concert halls such as the Joyce Theater in New York, Lincoln Center, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in California, the Raymond F. Kravis Center, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Florida, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as well as appearing on a number of television specials on PBS/NJN, ABC, WNYC and others as well as eight international tours spanning the globe.

Jay Van Dyke