Dance Salad Festival
Beijing Dance/LDTX and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company with the Ahn Trio will be among the performers at the 2011 Dance Salad Festival, running April 21, 22, and 23 at the Wortham Center. Asia Society Texas Center is a community partner in the annual festival, which showcases national and international dancers representing diverse dance traditions.
Beijing Dance/LDTX will perform three works, including All River Red, the company's signature piece. Created by husband and wife choreographers Li Han-zhong and Ma Bo, it interprets Stravinsky's Rite of Spring as symbol of the struggle in China to develop contemporary dance. Beijing Dance/LDTX performs at 7:30 pm all three nights.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, led by Taiwanese choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, joins the Ahn Trio from Korea and New York at 7:30 pm on April 21 and 22 to present a groundbreaking collaborative work, Temptation of the Muses. As the trio plays live on stage, dancers slide in and around them as if propelled by the music.