Lantern Festival Celebration


There’s more to celebrate than the fact that the days are getting longer. The H.T. Chen & Dancers’ “Lantern Festival Celebration” will lighten your mind and spirit by providing food for thought (plus refreshments for the physical body). Appropriate for the whole family, the dances will range from the long-unseen romantic duet “Nocturne” to H.T. Chen’s “Big Brother” (performed by long-time Company dancer Renouard Gee) to the Chinese Lion Dance-inspired “Heart of Grace.” Also scheduled to be performed is “Warriors of Light” — a piece from Chinese Opera, which concerns the journey towards enlightenment. So brave the tail end of winter and get to know (or rediscover) what the Chen Dance Center has been doing right — and doing very well — since 1988. Thurs. through Fri., Feb. 17-19. Pre-show activities at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. At the Chen Dance Center (70 Mulberry St., corner of Mulberry & Bayard). For tickets ($15; $10 for students/seniors), call 212-349-0126. Seating is limited; reservations required.