dancEnlight Presents "Echoes Beyond the Forbidden City"
dancEnlight, a professional non-profit modern dance company, is proud to present the 2017 world premiere of Echoes Beyond the Forbidden City in the Hartford, Connecticut area. Artistic Director Lorelei Chang and her dancers explore the many untold stories that unfolded behind the Forbidden City's high walls and heavy doors. Two performances will be held at the University of Saint Joseph's Hoffman Auditorium, 1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT on Saturday, March 25 at 2; Sunday, March 26 at 7:30.
Artistic Director Lorelei Chang and her dancers explore the many untold stories that unfolded behind the Forbidden City's high walls and heavy doors.
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m.
University of Saint Joseph
Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Athenaeum
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Ticket Information: General Admission: Adult $25; Seniors and Students $15. Tickets are available online at tinyurl.com/echoesbeyond, by phone 860-231-5555, and at the door.
Artistic Director: Lorelei Chang
The Forbidden City is one of the most dazzling architectural masterpieces in the world. From the early fifteenth century, it served as the Imperial Palace of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties. Over a period of five centuries, twenty-four emperors ruled from within its high walls and heavy doors, until the abdication of the last emperor PuYi in 1912. The palace holds many untold stories which were the inspiration for Echoes Beyond the Forbidden City.
We invite you to join us as dancEnlight’s Artistic Director Lorelei Chang weaves elements of this historical time into an intriguing story told through dance.
In addition to dance, the performance will include classical Chinese music performed on a Yangqin by local musician Hsiu-Chi Liang and a film and a slide show both of which will educate the audience about the Forbidden City. Traditional costumes from China and Japan were purchased for this performance. Music, dance, fashion, education, architecture, history...all are included in this inspired show.
A reception to meet the dancers will occur after the Sunday matinee.
Echoes Beyond the Forbidden City 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 perform with her twin sister, Mai Nakanishi for the Grand Imperial Charity Banquet hosted by Indonesia’s president’s wife in Tokyo on Oct 1st, 2011. Lorelei most recently performed with her sister Mai in Fuzhou, the capital of southeastern China's Fujian province for their Chinese New Year's Celebration. The program was aired on Chinese South East TV stations.
For more information on dancEnlight, please visit dancenlight.org or call 860-558-6146.
For more information on modern dance classes with Lorelei Chang please visit ctconcertballet.org or call 860-643-4796.