Nai-Ni Chen dancers (photo credit Anthony Alvarez)

Marietta College is pleased to welcome the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, which has been creating dances professionally for more than 30 years in the United States, as the final Esbenshade Series performance of the 2022-23 season. Nai-Ni Chen will perform at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2nd, at Peoples Bank Theatre. Tickets are free but are limited to four per person. Reservations begin March 20th at

Bridging the grace of Asian elegance and American dynamism, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is a premier provider of innovative cultural experiences that reflect the inspiring hope and energy of the immigrant's journey. The company's ground-breaking works have focused on themes from ancient legends that reflect issues of the present time to purely abstract, contemporary dances influenced by a mix of cultures Nai-Ni Chen experienced in New York. An Asian American company that celebrates cross-cultural experience, the Company's productions naturally bring forth issues of identity, authenticity, and equality.