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Dance Fest Double Feature at the Lackland Center

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00PM
Red Firecrackers! The Legend of the First Chinese New Year
Family Performance

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2pm
Modern Program

SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center
715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Closing Centenary Stage Company’s 2017 Dance Fest, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will be performing an exciting double feature. On Saturday April 1 at 2pm Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present their family friendly the Red Firecrackers! The Legend of the First Chinese New Year. Then on Sunday April 9 at 2pm Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns to the Sitnik stage with an afternoon of their own unique works. The dances of Nai- Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of the American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. The Company’s productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline.

Red Firecrackers! The Legend of the First Chinese New Year is a spectacular production of dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics, and lively dance. It is a family- friendly production for children ages 5 to Adults. Nai-Ni Chen’s repertoire of work has been heralded by the New York Times as a “blossom of color, energy, and motion, like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy”. A heartwarming story highlights the intrinsic value of coming together, courage, hard-working and ingenuity.

Tickets for the Annual Dance Fest are $20 for adults and are $15 for children under 12 in advance and per performance. Centenary Stage Company is also offering a flex pass option for the 2017 Dance Festival for $37.50 and grants entry to any THREE performances.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 1-5 p.m., and two hours prior to every performance. The CSC box office is located in the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.