DancEnlight Presents “Lines Beyond Form”

DancEnlight, a professional not for profit modern dance company, is proud to present the 2015 world premiere of "Lines Beyond Form" in the Hartford, CT area. Paul Klee’s metaphor, “A line is a dot that went for a walk” provides fuel for an artistic journey that tantalizes the imagination and challenges the limits of movement.

West Hartford, CT, February 28, 2015 --( Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Herbert Gilman Theater, Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117

Ticket Information: General Admission: Adult $25; Seniors and Students $15. Tickets are available online at and at the door.

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Lorelei Chang
Guest Choreographer and Performer: Mai Nakanishi
Costume designer: Chiaki Kato
Lighting Designer: Karl Messerschmidt

Our world is in many ways defined by lines, both real and abstract. The newest work by international artists and twins Lorelei Chang and Mai Nakanishi is a creative exploration of lines inspired, in part, by Paul Klee’s whimsical definition “A line is a dot that went for a walk.” Unlike many of Mondrian’s stark line paintings, dancEnlight uses lines as a springboard for invention, pushing the limits of movement in ways that will fascinate and delight viewers. Threads, a labyrinth, boundaries, lines of thought…all lend themselves to myriad interpretations and compelling possibilities.

"Lines Beyond Form" has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of the Hoffman Auto Group.

dancEnlight is a professional 501(c)(3) modern dance company that is currently in residence at Connecticut Concert Ballet; it performs in the U.S. and Japan under the direction of Lorelei Chang. dancEnlight is dedicated to fostering the arts through excellence in dance, education and artistic collaboration 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, 5x5 Dance Festival in Hartford, Rebound Dance Festival in New Haven, Reverb Dance Echoes Tour in Boston, 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 or call 860-558-6146

For more information on the work of the Chang Sisters, visit

For more information on the work of costume designer Chiaki Kato, visit
dancEnlight and Connecticut Concert Ballet
Kathleen Manero