DancEnlight, a professional modern dance company, is proud to present the world premiere of “Zen Landscape” in the Hartford, CT area.
Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission: Adult $25; Seniors $15; Students $10.
Tickets are available online at dancenlight.org/tickets and at the door.
Artistic Director: Lorelei Chang
Guest Choreographer and Performer: Mai Nakanishi
Guest Musician: Joseph Getter
Lighting Designer: Karl Messerschmidt
Film Maker: Lorraine Young
Over the years, Lorelei Chang has become increasingly captivated by the Japanese rock garden, Karesansui, or dry landscape. During her most recent visit, the distinctive gardens along with the Japanese culture, its people and their way of life inspired her to create an exciting new dance production.
While Lorelei was born and raised in China, she travels frequently to Japan and understands the intimate cultural relationship between the two countries. The “rock garden”, though originating in China, was enhanced by Japan, which embraced its Zen nature and simplicity of design in harmony with the country’s traditionally simple way of life. This principle is so infused in the Asian mind and soul, it is said that its painting, calligraphy, poetry, religion and meditation influence one another and thus are intertwined.
The concert starts with a brilliant film by Lorraine Young. The dancers will be accompanied by long–time collaborator Joseph Getter playing beautiful live music. DancEnlight is thrilled to have the Chinese-Japanese guest performer and choreographer Mai Nakanishi returning for another inspiring performance.
dancEnlight is a professional 501(c)(3) modern dance company that is currently in residence at Connecticut Concert Ballet in Manchester and Windsor, CT. dancEnlight is dedicated to fostering the arts through excellence in dance, education and artistic collaboration and performs in the U.S. and Japan under the direction of Lorelei Chang. Lorelei draws her inspiration from her Asian background and creates cross-cultural works in a tapestry of Eastern and Western culture. dancEnlight strives to enrich the community, enlighten audiences of all ages, and inspire cultural development, both locally and globally.
Lorelei Chang’s choreography has been presented at the Beijing International Dance Festival in China, American Dance Festival, International Dance Festival in Hong Kong, and Dance Festival in India, International Arts & Ideas in New Haven, 5×5 Dance Festival in Hartford, Rebound Dance Festival in New Haven, and many other venues including Tokyo, Japan. Lorelei was honored to be invited to perform with her twin sister, Mai Nakanishi for the Grand Imperial Charity Banquet hosted by Indonesia’s former president’s wife in Tokyo on Oct 1st, 2011.
For more information on dancEnlight, please visit www.dancenlight.org or call 860-558-6146
For more information on modern dance classes with Lorelei Chang please visit www.ctconcertballet.org
For more information on the work of Lorraine Young, visit www.l-young.com
Hubbard Music Hall, Loomis Chaffee School
4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, Connecticut 06095