SAT | APR 25 | 2 PM | DANCE


$18/$12 Members & Students/FREE for Teens


The CrossCurrent Dance Festival is a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of the Asian American dance scene in the New York metropolitan area. Produced by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and presented by Flushing Town Hall, the festival aims to foster creative contemporary dance choreography in the Asian American Community. The festival will increase the visibility of Asian and Asian American dance, foster cross-cultural dialog and provide a more equitable context to discuss dance and its role in the NYC dance communities.

The festival, in its 6th season, will be presented on the mainstage of Flushing Town Hall on Sat April 4th, 2020 at 3PM. 

In the upcoming expanded season, Nai-Ni Chen is looking for 4-6 choreographers to be presented by Flushing Town Hall alongside Nai-Ni Chen's work.





Online application form HERE


If your work is not yet complete at the time of application please submit a representative sample AND a link to a previous, completed work. 


Selection committee must view your work for at least 5 minutes.


Please include time from the start of your video in your application (cue instructions) if you do not want the panel to watch from the beginning.


Your piece must be under 12 minutes and will not be presented with more than 2 light cues, in additional to lights up in the beginning and lights out at the end. No audio cues except on in the beginning and off at the end. No sets. 


All applicants must be based in the NY/NJ area and at least 20 years of age with professional dance training background.


All applications will be viewed by an artistic panel led by Artistic Director Nai-Ni Chen.


Up to six choreography will be selected.


Selection will be notified by March 15, 2020.





One performance in the Town Hall April 25, 2020 at 2 pm with a 30-minute tech rehearsal on April 25, 2020.


20 minutes of lighting/production consultation with Director of Production in Flushing Town Hall. 


Promotion on the Flushing Town Hall and Nai-Ni Chen social media channels.


A dedicated Flushing Town Hall press release to NYC dance and artistic press outlets and journalists.


Two comp tickets to Flushing Town Hall performances of choice (does not include Queens Jazz Orchestra and gala/fundraising tickets). 


Professional photos and film of your work free of charge. 


A total of 10 hours of rehearsal space at Flushing Town Hall at $10 per hour before January 31, 2021.*


Exposure to curators and presenters who are invited to attend and provided complimentary tickets


An honorarium of $250 for group dances/ $100 for solo or duet. 


There is no other financial support. All other producing cost, including but not limited to dancer rehearsal, costume, choreographer, etc will be the responsibility of the applicant.


*Note 1: The hours would be weekdays only, between 10am to 4pm on stage space only or mirrored Green Room. If any tech is needed, or if the choreographer can only rehearse after 5pm, they would be responsible for paying the hard costs of technicians, and front desk security. 



General Operating & Program Support


Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Booth Ferris Foundation.


Support for our programs is also provided by Acrobuffos/Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone, Angela An, Robin Bell-Stevens, Dongjiang Bi, Cathay Bank, Douglass Chan, Amy Mak Chan, Sharon Chen, Ginger Chinn, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Matthew Goldner, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Lily Han, Heather Harrison, Belinda Pilin Hsu, Alice & Steve Huang, Hung Pin Hung, Investors Foundation, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, the Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Janet T. Leow, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Frank Macchio, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, Mets Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jassy Z. Min, New York Chinese Chorus, Northwell Health, Carlos Ortiz, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, Resorts World, Camillo Reyes, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Helen Shieh, Richard Siu, Curtis Smith, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Michael Tang, Veronica Tsang, Tai & Tony Wang / Glow Foundation, Jay Wegman, Constance Wingate, Anna Wu, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, Sandy Yeh, Shane Yeh, and Angela Qi Zhang. Support at $500 and up for the 2020 fiscal year is included.