Chen Dance Center
Dance Works by H.T. Chen
Thursday-Saturday, February 20-22, 7 PM pre-show reception; 7:30 performance
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd floor (corner Mulberry & Bayard)
Tickets: $15; $10 for students & seniors; $25 for VIP seating
Reservations: 212.349.0126 or https://feb2014teahouse.eventbrite.com
"A lantern to light your path,
a forest where lions roam,
a sweetheart to call your own,
and riddles for your funny bone."
Chen Dance Center announces its 2014 Lantern Festival performances, the culminating event of the Lunar New Year festivities. The celebratory, family-friendly teahouse format features pre-show activities and refreshments served before and during the show, along with lanterns with riddles for the audience members to solve. Performance features two dances by H.T. Chen and Dancers, February 20-22 - pre-show begins at 7 PM; performances at 7:30 PM at Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street in Chinatown (corner Mulberry & Bayard Streets).
The dance program will include an excerpt from H.T. Chen's new work "South of Gold Mountain,"
based on the Chinese immigrants that settled in the American south before WWII.
The company is also reconstructing the duet "Spring Song," set to a score by Taiwanese composer Li Tai-Shiang (1941-2014), composer of many songs popular at the peak of the 1970's folk era in Mandarin pop.