Chen Dance Center

Heart of Grace

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Premiered

2005

Choreographer

H.T. Chen

Composer

Cao Bao-An (Commissioned Score)

Additional Credits:

Costumes: Linda Ross
Lighting: David Lander
Video Design: Eric Harriz
Video Design Assistant: Steven Cowles
Slides: John Wang

Company Dancers:

Antoine Gadpaille, Renouard Gee, Sarah Godbehere, Lynn Huang, Kayan Lam, LunShan Liao, Li-Ann Lim, Chia-Chen Shen, Despina Sophia Stamos, Dito Sudito

Notes:

Heart of Grace strips away the fa�ade of the mask in traditional lion dance to reveal the caged being within, exploring what it means to be human, animal, fanciful, and majestic.  Drawing images from the uncanny, Chen invokes Chinese mythological creatures and legends, likening them to the contemporary demons that pursue us in our everyday reality.

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