The Taiwan-born artist, formerly of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater, has been choreographing here for thirty years, and celebrating the New Year for twenty.
Performing in Queens is like performing in Los Angeles; getting to outlying theaters is a project involving rush-hour traffic, or subways and lots of walking, and you have to really want to catch the shows on offer.
Mal Devisa is the artist name of Deja Carr, a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist from the Bronx whose voice is as flexible as an Olympic gymnast.
Carr showcased her staggering talent on her 2016 debut album, Kiid, where she tore through r&b, punk, hip-hop, jazz, and gospel, sometimes all on the same song.
—a work Brown made in 2009 to music by Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, Radiohead, and War, celebrating Judith Jamison, former star and director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Completing the bill are an excerpt from the 1995 Celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year — the Year of the Dog — with dancing dragons, twirling ribbons, live music, a Chinese acrobat, and the wonderful dancers and designers of Nai-Ni Chen’s New Jersey–based troupe.