"ICEBERG · EXPLORATION" by An Nuo Spiritual Dance & Art
An Nuo Spiritual Dance & Art
CHINESE CREATOR/CHOREOGRAPHER/DIRECTOR AN NUO PRESENTS NEW WORK - ICEBERG · EXPLORATION - A FULL-EVENING DRAMATIC DANCE MUSICAL EXPLORING THE ARCTIC AND ICE AS A FORCE OF NATURE
An Nuo, Chinese choreographer and Artistic Director of AN NUO SPIRITUAL DANCE & ART, will return to New York City with ICEBERG · EXPLORATION, a full-evening dramatic dance musical exploring the Arctic and ice as a powerful force of nature.
Written by An Nuo & Linda Burson and directed by An Nuo and Kevin Davis, performances will take place JANUARY 13 through JANUARY 19: Mon - Fri @ 7:30PM, Sat @ 8PM, Sat & Sun @ 3PM at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave, NY 10003 (bt 9th and 10th Street). Performance time - 90 minutes.
“ICEBERG · EXPLORATION is a dramatic dance musical which narrates internal exploration and growth through an adventure story,” said Ms. Nuo. “It raises awareness of protecting our planet by presenting the magnificent power and beauty of natural landscapes. The production provides an interactive learning experience for adults and children alike.” Using multisensory movement to reflect on the global warming crisis, the production also hopes to serve as a wakeup call to human-induced climate change. If emissions continue at their current rate, scientists anticipate widespread coastal land loss, agricultural and economic collapse, food and water shortages, frequent and severe natural disasters and an unparalleled refugee crisis.
Performed by a diverse cast of 10 dancers, ICEBERG · EXPLORATION will create an immersive, shared audience experience using dialogue, dance and original music with multimedia set design and projection. The production will offer an understanding of the power of the polar ice cap, the impact of global warming, and the need to protect Mother Earth and address climate change.
An Nuo is the founder of “Spiritual Dance,” a dance form which integrates the principles of ballet, modern dance, contemporary, folk dance, dance therapy, drama and musical art. Launched in China and incubated in the U.S., Spiritual Dance is dedicated to connecting all life in a pursuit of dialogue between mind and body, creating intensive collaboration among artists, communion between performer and audience, and a fusion of cultural traditions from around the world. Spiritual Dance is imbued with a global perspective.
AN NUO SPIRITUAL DANCE & ART PRESENTS ICEBERG · EXPLORATION
Written by: An Nuo & Linda Burson; Directed by: An Nuo & Kevin Davis; Composer and Lyricist: Chad Cannon & Kevin Davis; Lighting designer: Alex Bartenieff
ICEBERG · EXPLORATION is appropriate for all ages.
About Nuo An:
Born and raised in CHINA and now residing in New York City, An Nuo is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and dance therapist with experience in the field of dance since age four. She is the author of the thesis “The New Dance Form: Spiritual Dance Art,” and an original founder of the art of spiritual dance.
As a graduate of Beijing Dance Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Choreography and Performance and hold two Master programs the Pratt Institute’s Dance Therapy Program and Art Study in Beijing for more than ten years, An Nuo has focused on experimental dance and dance theory to create what ultimately became spiritual dance. Launched in China, incubated in the U.S., and imbued with a blend of Eastern and Western dance elements, spiritual dance integrates principles of ballet, modern dance and dance therapy into movement that is at once collaborative and healing to both body and soul.
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