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Chen Dance Center's newsteps

Chen Dance Center's newsteps


Chen Dance Center


Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY


Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:30pm daily through May 21, 2016



Chen Dance Center

Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21, 2016 at 7:30PM
Meet the Artist Reception after Thursday night performance
Post-Performance discussion after Friday night performance
For reservations call 212-349-0438 OR http://newsteps-may2016.eventbrite.com
Admission: $12/general, $10/students & seniors
Seating is limited, please make reservations.

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographers series.  Since 1994, the Chen Dance Theater has supported and presented over 250 artists developing innovative and risk-taking works through space and production grants.  The series has received acclaim in The New York Times, Dance Magazine, The Village Voice,  Downtown Express and The Villager.
Five choreographers were selected for the May 19-21, 2016 concerts: Ezra Goh, Sarah Richman, Jiayin Goh & Guidong Zhou, Megan Harrold, Jia-wei Zhu.  The artists each received a space grant, an honorarium, and are produced in three public performances.  They were selected through an open audition by a panel of dance leaders including H.T. Chen, Elizabeth Keen, Lance Westergard and Walter Rutledge.
Ezra Goh’s solo is about twenty-something-year-olds, squirming in new grown up clothes, who spend hours drinking cheap wine on apartment floors, reassuring each other that their choices will make sense, telling themselves that it's gonna be all right.

Megan Harrold created an exploration of connective tissue, momentum and anatomical levers for this piece that references Katsushika Hokusai and 2 Peter 3:9 in hindsight.

When Dance brings a Singaporean and a Hunanese together, an encounter unfolds, and Jiayin Goh & Guidong Zhu’s story is told.

Sarah Richman is creating a solo.

Jia-wei Zhu’s Fateful Walk, which initiates an unusual bond across cultures that ultimately leads to the questions of self-identity and choice. 

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