Chen Dance Center

Within

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Premiered

1977 - New York University Theater, NYC

Choreographer

H.T. Chen

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Additional Credits:

Lighting: Stephen Palistrant

Company Dancers:

David Chase, Dian Dong, Roxolana Babiuk, Bill Gornel

Notes:

“Within” had a singular performance at the Navajo Community College Dance Workshop on July 1, 1976.  The piece was danced by Laverna John with Nia Francisco, Rebecca Lewis, Mary Liszak, and Susan Sluder.
The dance, in four separate sections, expresses man in various states of being.  The dance consists of; a Duet - concerned with the inconsistencies and shifting duality of love; a Man’s Solo - a carefree, buoyant dance of remembered youth; a Girl’s Trio - a spirited dance of maiden youth; a Woman’s Solo - that speaks of boundaries, both physical and psychological.

All Repertoire Pieces

South of Gold Mountainphoto(s)
2015 - New York City
Song of the Stonephoto(s)
2012 - The Yard, M.A.
Between Heaven and Earthphoto(s)
2009 - I.S. 131 & Queens College, New York
Big Brotherphoto(s)
2007 - La Mama, New York City
Apple Dreamsphoto(s)
2007 - World Financial Center, New York City
Shiftphoto(s)
2006 - Dance Theater Workshop, New York City
Oasisphoto(s)
2006 - Columbus Park, NYC
Heart of Gracephoto(s)
2005
5th Wallphoto(s)
2003 - La MaMa Annex Theatre, NYC
The Dream
2002 - Mulberry Street Theater, NYC
Meditations of a Drunken Peacockphoto(s)
2001 - New York City
Bian Danphoto(s)
2000 - Arizona State University/ Public Events
Moon
1999 - The Joyce Theater, NYC
Weavings
1999 - The Joyce Theater, NYC
Warriors of Lightphoto(s)
1998 - Danspace Project, St. Mark�s Church NYC
Transparent Hingesphoto(s)
1997 - Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
Red Spot
1995 - Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Hidden Voicesphoto(s)
1994 - La Mama, NYC
Opening the Gatephoto(s)
1993 - La Mama, NYC
Double Happiness, One Hundred Sorrows
1992 - La Mama Annex, NYC
Rise of the Phoenixphoto(s)
1990 - La Mama, NYC
Tracesphoto(s)
1990
Tablet
1990 - La Mama, NYC
Lemon Moonphoto(s)
1989 - La Mama, NYC
In Passing
1988 - Theater of the Riverside Church, NYC
Otchevo
1988 - Theater of the Riverside Church, NYC
Alsatian Den
1987
Untold Lives
1987
39 Chinese Attitudesphoto(s)
1986 - Riverside Dance Festival, NYC
Threnodyphoto(s)
1985
Four Scenes
1985 - The Yard, an artists' Colony for the Performing Arts
Great Wall
1984 - La Mama, NYC
Mott Stphoto(s)
1984 - DTW’s Bessie Schonberg Theater, NYC
Spring Song
1984 - DTW’s Bessie Schonberg Theater, NYC
Tracingsphoto(s)
1983 - Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater Studio, NYC
Journeyphoto(s)
1982 - Larry Richardson’s Dance Gallery, NYC
Longmen Mountainphoto(s)
1982 - La Mama, NYC
Nocturne
1982 - DTW’s Bessie Schonberg Theater, NYC
Peach In The Sky
1982 - DTW’s Bessie Schonberg Theater, NYC
Silk Clouds
1981
Footloose
1981 - Queens Theater in the Park Flushing Meadow/ Corona Park, NYC
Voices of Yellow Dustphoto(s)
1981 - Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Pace University NYC
Divinations
1981 - Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Pace University NYC
Shore of Hopephoto(s)
1979 - Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Pace University NYC
Autumn Dancephoto(s)
1979 - Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Pace University NYC
The Consumed
1978 - Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Pace University NYC
Reflections on a Streamphoto(s)
1978 - Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Pace University NYC
Empty Mountainphoto(s)
1977 - New York University Theater, NYC
Within
1977 - New York University Theater, NYC
Egrets at Dawnphoto(s)
1977
Prehistoric Fishphoto(s)
1970