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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces
A Rich and Colorful 2018-2019 Season

Works & Process, 
The Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim
Announces Spring 2019 Season
Through April 22, 2019

BalletNext 2019 Season
In Partnership with The University of Utah School of Dance
Tue-Sat at 7:30pm
Sat at 2pm
February 19-23, 2019
New York Live Arts

BalletNext presents BalletNext 2019 Season in partnership with the University of Utah School of Dance at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC from February 19-23, 2019. Performances: Tue-Sat at 7:30pm and Sat at 2pm.

Be prepared for a blast of fresh air when Michele Wiles' BalletNext returns to New York Live Arts, February 19-23. Look out for the debut of a crop of new dancers hand-picked from the University of Utah's ballet program, at which Wiles is currently a Visiting Professor. These stars-in-the-making will join Wiles, principal guest artists Amar Ramasar and others to perform two new ballets by Wiles and two ballets choreographed for BalletNext by Mauro Bigonzetti. All works are set to live music with a world premiere commissioned score by Wiles' ongoing collaborator, master jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell, and University of Utah's internationally acclaimed concert pianist Dr. Vedrana Subotic.  Featured performance musicians also include piano recording artist and composer Luis Perdomo and internationally recognized violinist Angela Kim.

Tickets are $25 (20% discount to Live Arts members; $10 for students), and can be purchased at

New York Live Arts | 219 W. 19th Street

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
in collaboration with Rocha Dance Theater
present the World Premiere of
February 15, 2019 at 8pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Rocha Dance Theater, present the World Premiere of Half-Heard at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8pm.

Integrating dance, theatrical parody and architectural costume design, Half-Heard shows a satirized version of one woman's struggle to be heard in the workplace. An all-female identifying -- and at times, drag cast -- opens a veritable Pandora's box of the absurdity of gender roles and human behavior.

Tickets are $25 and are available at

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 W. 59th Street, NYC

Presents the World Premiere of
One by Jonah Udall
January 27th @ 7PM
January 28th @ 9PM
Dixon Place

ECHOensemble presents the World Premiere of One by Brooklyn composer Jonah Udall at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002. Performances: Sunday, January 27 at 7pm and Monday, January 28 at 9pm.

One is an evening-length work of sound and movement. Together, dancers and musicians become resonant bodies, instruments of space, blurring the boundaries of medium. The performers engage in a shared practice, conversing with space and time through repetition and natural evolution. This premiere comes out of two years of organic, physical research and exploration.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door ($12 in advance and $15 at the door for students, seniors, idNYC) and are available at

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Dixon Place | 161A Chrystie Street, New York

To celebrate The Year of the Pig
In the Chinese theme of Bamboo
February 2-3, 2019 @ 2PM

The Year of the Pig marks the end of a Zodiac cycle, and the Chinese people usually celebrate the occasion with abundant food, dance, music and festivity lasting a month long. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will celebrate the end of the cycle with a special program steeped in symbolism and virtue, expressing the Company's commitment to the art and the culture of the community.

For the 21st year, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces a colorful and vibrant special Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, 2019 at 2pm.

2019 is the Year of the Pig, which is the end of a cycle of Zodiac animals. The Year of the Pig is expected to be a festival year of great abundance and prosperity. To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Company has developed a rich and fantastic program that incorporates many positive aspects of Chinese and Chinese American immigrant culture in the program.

Tickets are $25-45 and are available by phone at (888) GO-NJPAC or online at

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) | 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102  

To Create a World
Gallim World Premiere
February 12-17, 2019
The Joyce Theater

Known for her striking, evocative work and "visceral, go-for-broke physicality" (New York Times), Andrea Miller, Artistic Director of Gallim, returns to The Joyce Theater after a year as the choreographer-in-residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Building on her discoveries there, Miller's new work To Create a World is a multilayered exploration of the body's instinct to survive and the human urge to reinterpret and rationalize this instinct that is at once textural and psychological.

Tickets available at JOYCE.ORG | Box Office: 212-242-0800

Tickets and Times

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
The Choreography of Light by Brandon Stirling Baker
Jamar Roberts with Sarah Daley, Patricia Delgado, 
and Taylor Stanley
Houston Ballet's New Justin Peck Commission
January 18 and 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The Choreography of Light by Brandon Stirling Baker on Friday, January 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 20 at 7:30pm.

Explore the past, present, and future of lighting for ballet with visual artist and Boston Ballet lighting director Brandon Stirling Baker. A frequent collaborator with choreographer Justin Peck and a diverse group of artists including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Benjamin Millepied, Sufjan Stevens, Jamar Roberts, Michelle Dorrance, Emery LeCrone, and Shepard Fairey, Baker will present this world premiere developed through the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Inspired by the close relationship between choreography and lighting design, this program will feature an excerpt of brand-new choreography by Justin Peck for an upcoming Houston Ballet premiere performed by Chun Wei Chan, Harper Watters, and Jessica Collado; new music by Sufjan Stevens; and new choreography by Jamar Roberts performed by Patricia Delgado, Sarah Daley, and Taylor Stanley. New York Times dance writer Marina Harss will moderate the discussion.
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York 


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