Untold Lives

Untold Lives image

About the Performance

Untold Lives addresses sexual and political issues in traditional Chinese society, exploring images of men and women revealed in ancient Chinese literature. The dance suggests male/female dominance as well as the struggles within a traditional Chinese family. Bound and suppressed by obligation, the members break free momentarily only to return to the group again and again. Through innovative use of the traditional sword and martial arts influence, compelling visual and highly physical imagery is created.


Teresa Chin, Renouard Gee, Patrick Gutierrez, Gennevieve Lam, Brenda McPherson, Lizabeth Skalski



Ruby Shang


Ushio Torikai

Additional Credits

Costumes: Eiko Yamaguchi
Lighting: Dave Feldman

The Latest from Chen Dance Center

newsteps: Dec 2017

Thursday-Saturday, December 7-9, 2017. Featuring new works by Jenny Boissiere, Nikki Theroux, Keith Comley, Esme Boyce, Shannon Yu, and Alexandra Lockhart/ Chelsea Hecht/ Emily McDaniel.

Find Out More

Audition for H.T. Chen & Dancers

H.T. CHEN & DANCERS a NYC modern dance company seeks MALE and FEMALE dancers for the development of a new piece and performances of repertory work for the 2017/18 season.

Find Out More