Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company / ALL ARTS "Past, Present, Future" featuring Ayodele Casel and Les Ballet Afrik
Friday, July 15, 2022
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
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Programming will kick off at 6:00PM with a dance workshop with Fanike! African Dance Troupe.
Founded by the late Taiwanese-American Na Ni Chen, the New Jersey-based, cross-cultural Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company brings unique movement and choreographic styles that bridge the grace and splendor of the Chinese cultural tradition with New York’s modern dance spirit. Sharing the evening is the ALL ARTS’ “Past, Present, Future” festival which partners with choreographers and filmmakers to explore what past, present, and future mean to them and their work. This installation will feature tap dancer, educator, and choreographer Ayodele Casel, who was raised in the Bronx and Puerto Rico, and who creates work that is rooted in the expression of identity, culture, and language; and Les Ballet Afrik, founded and led by Omari Wiles, a legend within the ballroom community, whose mission is to represent dance styles from Africa and the United States, with an emphasis on West African, Afrobeat, House, and Vogue.