Never was Broken: dance through life & death & life

By J CHEN PROJECT (other events)

Saturday, September 21 2013 8:30 PM 10:30 PM

conceived and directed by JESSICA CHEN


In collaboration with dancers, recording artist Dennis Diaz
and choreographer Nicole Smith

Performed by company members Jessica Aronoff, Lindsay Hall, Flannery Houston, Sandy Shelton, Rafael Sanchez, Yahui Lu and Aslan Rolston and special guest artist Norbert De La Cruz III



$15 in advance
$20 at the door


NOTE FROM THE ARTIST:  “Never was Broken: a dance through life and death and life” examines the concepts of living, letting go of and recreating your life.  This work is inspired by my horrific near fatal car accident in August 2012, which left me in a coma for 13 days.  I’ve learnt to have faith in turning challenges into victories.  It is clear that a slight shift of perspective can change your world, because the idea of “being broken” is only one-way of looking at a situation or a person.


“Never was Broken” is an evening length show consisting of eight original works beginning with an interactive, candle-lit installation of poetry, live music and movement.   The performance will ignite emotions and inspire conversations well beyond the end of the show.