Image Source: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Year of the Snake begins on February 10, replacing the Dragon. For followers of the Chinese zodiac, this can mean steady progress and the need for discipline and extra attention to detail, among other possibilities. On January 23 and 24, the Kupferberg Center for the Arts rings in the new year with an interactive, theatrically vibrant performance by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. With dazzling costumes, red ribbons and other colorful props, this multiracial, New Jersey-based troupe contextualizes China’s history, geography and culture with such traditional performances as Lion Dance, Peacock Dance and Coin Stick Dance. After each show, school classes can partake in 45-minute workshops.
Year of the Snake with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
Wednesday, January 23, and Thursday, January 24
10:30am – 11:30am; workshops 11:45am – 12:30 pm | $8 with student group rates