11am - 1pm
Join me at @riseandrootfarm for a QiGong based farmer warmup! This is my practice that last season, I used to get ready, mentally and physically for the work day on the farm. We’ll practice outside to connect to the land, so wear clothes that you can both move and get dirty in. Free! See you in Chester!
Rise & Root Farm, Chester, NY
April 27th-29th, 2023
You Are In My Everywhere, ∞therside collective at Gibney Dance
∞therside collective's New York residency culminates in 3 nights of performances at Gibney Dance Center. The performance is accompanied by a gallery exhibit of photos and media from the collective's unique collaborative process.
Gibney Dance Center
∞therside collective New York Residency
I'm producing, hosting and performing in ∞therside collective's New York residency. For the past 5 years, I've traveled to Europe to work with them, but in April, I'm bringing the work home. We'll be in residency for a week at Salo Farm in upstate New York, then rehearsing in New York City, and finally premiering a new piece in Manhattan.
Granville, NY and New York City
Jan 2 - 7, 2023
∞therside collective + Julyen Hamilton
Thanks to support from the EU Culture Moves fund, ∞therside collective returns to Thessaloniki for a gathering of instant composition performers convened with Julyen Hamilton! We are hosting his workshop and then present a separate evening of instant composition performance integrating Julyen, local Greek musicians and invited guests.
Mondays in August
Teaching at Peridance
Mondays in August, I'll be teaching a guest series of Flying Low & Passing Through classes for Peridance's Independent Study Program. The class is closed to the public, but I am allowed one guest/assistant per class. So if you've taken my class previously, reach out and I'll get you in!
July 30, 2022
Sarah Chien & Friends Open Rehearsal
I'm opening up my studio time for a special insider sharing of my art out east, and to celebrate some guests that are in town! Featuring, myself (dance!) + Kirin McElwain (cello/electronic music) and Ada Fernández (drama)
Mandala Yoga Studio, 10 Amagansett Square
This is a casual affair, no tickets. Just come to the studio at 7pm, and we'll welcome you into our practice. Please try to be on time as we lock the doors for privacy.
Mandala Yoga Studio, Amagansett, NY
Flying Low Professional Class
Flying Low and Passing Through classes geared toward the professional dance community. I will share: frameworks for investigations into walking/running/spiraling/sliding; specific pathways for moving efficiently in and out of the floor; tools for sharing yourself fully in unpredictable spaces.
P I N E
I'm one of five performers in this epic endurance event created by micca. P I N E is an installation / performance conceived out of a necessity to mourn in a time of compiling obstacles. We're dancing amongst a forest of recycled pine trees installed on a wintery beach.
Rockaway Beach 81st
Flying Low Winter Session
Teaching 4 weeks of Thursday morning Flying Low classes. I will share: frameworks for investigations into walking/running/spiraling/sliding; specific pathways for moving efficiently in and out of the floor; tools for sharing yourself fully in unpredictable spaces. Only 8 slots per class so pre-register!
Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn
CPR Open Studios
Performing two in-progress pieces, and hosting a facilitated feedback session to discuss the development of a new evening length work "Nothing But Us". Come see what I've been working on and help me figure out how to keep moving those ideas forward! Curated by FAILSPACE for CPR. Shared bill with Amelia Heintzelman
Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn
Oct 4- 18, 2021
Work/Exchange Residency at Le Moulin de La Belle
Supporting the build out of Mari Meade's new residency space, Le Moulin de La Belle at a reclaimed mill in southern France. I'll also be using the residency time for personal practice and dance career planning.
Mareuil en Périgord, France
Sept 18- Oct 2, 2021
∞therside collective in Italy
After 2 pandemic reschedulings, the 5 women of ∞therside collective are finally together Italy! Togehter with 3 musicians, we'll be researching ensemble improvisation during residencies at Centro Sociale La Resistenza (Ferrara) and AlmaDanza (Bologna), and teaching and performing throughout the region. Full schedule on our website.
July 18- August 31st
The Sable Project Summer Residency
Selected to participate in a 6 week art farm residency including 2 weeks of personal practice while camping on the land and collaborating with Fat Dragon Farm, and 4 weeks of collective creative process culminating in an interdisciplinary public art event.
A4 Virtual Residency Gallery
The first ever Asian American Arts Alliance Virtual Residency culminated in a web gallery with a page dedicated to each of 23 artists' unfinished for the public–works-in-progress. See a window into the my and my diverse cohort's processes across all artistic disciplines.
July 16th, 2021
¡Spontaneous Combustion! #12
Rescheduled from July 9th. On a summer night in Brooklyn, a secret rooftop gathering becomes a stage for spontaneous performance. Part party, part picnic, part perfomance. Performers: Sarah Chien, Oshiyi, Mai Le Ho, Kaitlin Kaufman, Lenna Pierce, Peter Redgrave, Gabriel Willow
Secret Bushwick Rooftop
May 28th-June 18th
Friday Flying Low Classes
Teaching 4 weeks of Friday morning Flying Low classes, IN PERSON, INDOORS! I will share: frameworks for investigations into walking/running/spiraling/sliding; specific pathways for moving efficiently in and out of the floor; tools for sharing yourself fully in unpredictable spaces. Only 8 slots per class so pre-register!
68 Jay St.
June 18th, 2021
This outdoor, socially distanced event will feature a series of live performances and digital screenings highlighting some of the best of DN’s 2020-2021 season. I'm sharing a live performance with cellist Kirin McElwain, alongside a projection of our film "A Year Without Studios"
E 3rd Street Between Avenues A and B
April 23rd, 2021
The Kumah Festival
The New Shul, a progressive Jewish community, present The Kumah Festival of Faith, Art and Ideas. I will be sharing a shabbat-focused iteration of my made-for-zoom score "This Time", on a shared evening with Davalois Fearon. The evening also includes an artist talk moderated by curator Maia Wechsler.
∞therside collective Virtual Residency
In November 2020, ∞therside was finally forced to cancel our long-awaited annual residency set to take place in Budrio, Italy. In a desire to continue to find creative solutions and keep creating together, we committed to 3 weekend intensives on Zoom.
Zoom, around the world
March 8th, 2020
NexToNow is a studio salon for performing free improvisation, attended mostly by dancers, musicians and our audience supporters! Expect an intimate, low-key, experimental vibe. I'll be a featured performer (meaning I'll perform for at least 15 minutes). I believe donations are welcome from wtinesses.
Eden's Expressway | Soho, NY
Wednesdays from March 4th, 2020
All-level Dance Classes [SUSPENDED for COVID19]
Liberated Movement offers radically welcoming, hour long drop-in donation based class for all levels, all bodies. I'll be teaching a class based on my work with Flying Low and Passing Through, emphasizing connection, dynamic choice-making, and clarity through movement.
Battery Dance Studios | Manhattan, NY
Feb 7-9, 2020
Collaborating with Artist Chelsea Murphy to produce a self-powered artist exchange. We'll spend the full weekend sharing studio space, our personal practices and diving into shared interests in theatricality + physicality + improvisation