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Studio BFPL: Lunar New Year
Studio BFPL returns in partnership with New York Chinese Cultural Center. Experience intimate, one-of-a-kind, live performances that are socially distant, within the indoor spaces of Brookfield Place. Up to six people who have traveled together can expect to be entertained for up to 15 minutes.
Thank you for celebrating the Lunar New Year with Studio BFPL! We loved having you. Stay tuned for upcoming events & programs this summer by signing up for our email list.
DATES & TIMES:
Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00PM
February 19 and 26, March 5 and 12
Friday sessions will feature dance performances
Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00PM
February 21 and 28, March 7 and 14
Sunday sessions will feature musical performances
Studio BFPL aims to provide a safe and fun escape for those looking to be entertained at Brookfield Place and for artists who aspire to collaborate, experiment, and grow creatively in their practice through participation in this program.
All performers will either be wearing face coverings, or there will be a plexiglass barrier between them and the audience.
About the Artists:
Dance China NY, the resident touring company at the New York Chinese Cultural Center, was founded in 1973 in New York City’s Chinatown. Dancers include internationally renowned artists from performance stages and academies throughout mainland China, Taiwan and the U.S. Performing a vast and dynamic range of Chinese dance and Beijing opera styles, Dance China NY, transports audiences to a world of colorful myths, historical drama, and timeless beauty. Dance China NY’s repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk and classical dances weaves a vibrant vision of China’s ancient indigenous folk cultures across varied terrains of time and region – legend and reality. Noted for pieces with powerful grace and contained elegance, Dance China NY performs regularly throughout the United States for audiences of all ages. Dance China NY has toured to hundreds of cities across 23 states, bringing the movements and rhythms of China to communities large and small.
Sun Wei (musician) is the principal performer of Guzheng of the Chinese National Orchestra in New York. Since her arrival in New York in 2016, she has been invited to perform at the Lincoln Center, United Nations, Pace University, Columbia University, Merkin Concert Hall, Flushing Townhall, Queens College Art Center, among others. Wei was born into a family of artists. She is a national certified senior teacher of Guzheng, a member of the Chinese National Instrumental Association and a member of the International Guzheng Association. She learned from the famous Guzheng artist Sha Yuan. Wei’s employment of the seven-tone Guzheng offers ground-breaking possibilities to play in western sound worlds, breaking the usual pentatonic limitations of traditional Chinese instruments.
Yang Wang (musician), an erhu prodigy, started his music journey at age seven. Over his years of formal music education, Yang attended Xi’an Conservatory of Music for college and studied professional erhu performance from instructor Wei Jin, a prestigious erhu artist in China. In 2013, Yang successfully held a recital where he showcased traditional and contemporary numbers with outstanding erhu techniques. Yang has travelled and performed at Lincoln Center, New York Carnegie Hall, and the Chinese National Center for Performing Arts. Yang is currently living in Brooklyn and experimenting erhu infused world music.
Continue the celebration with happenings at Brookfield Place!
February 12 – March 14
Become a part of the celebration & try out our newly designed Instagram Filter! Scan, snap a photo & share on social media tagging @BFPLny for a chance to be featured!
February 12, 3:00 – 8:00 PM
February 13, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover ice sculptures by New York City-based art collective, Okamoto Studio, on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place in celebration of the Lunar New Year!