photo by christopher duggan

photo by christopher duggan

ht chen and dancers

School Residency & Company Performance

March 20th - March 25th
May 15th - May 20th

May 19th, 6:30pm
Location: The Yard's Patricia Nanon Theater

Suggested donation: $15
To reserve seats and donate at the door call 508.645.9662

During the March residency week, HT Chen dancers taught with The Yard's education program Making It, visiting Chilmark, West Tisbury, and Tisbury Schools. The company worked extensively with the Chilmark School students on a study of the Chinese settlers in America and their role in building America. The students began choreographing their own dances that reflect their studies and this will be presented during the H.T. Chen and Dancers performance on May, 19th. 

May residency week the company will return to the island and be offering lecture demonstrations for island schools, discussion at the Oak Bluffs Library on May 17th at 3:30PM, and presenting an evening of work at The Yard on May 19th. 

This program was supported in part by the Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard; the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund of the Permanent Endowment; and the Martha's Vineyard Local Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



H.T. Chen & Dancers is an innovative modern dance company which has created a uniquely Asian-American expression by embodying its cultural heritage. Infusing Western modern dance with the strength and beauty of Asian aesthetics, the Company's dynamic style has enchanted audiences across the United States, Europe and Asia since its inception in 1978.

Residency and performance highlights include: La MaMa Annex Theatre, the World Financial Center, Dance Theater Workshop, The Joyce Theater, Taipei Theater, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors (New York City); The Dance Center of Columbia College (Chicago); The Egg Performing Art Center (Albany, NY); Miami-Dade Community College (Miami); The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.); Theater Artaud (San Francisco); and Painted Bride Arts Center (Philadelphia). International touring has included two European tours and seven Asian tours to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.