Dance Mogul: How are you approaching this holiday schedule in terms of drawing in an audience ?
Nai-Ni Chen: Boys/Girls scout outreach. Target people who are learning Chinese in educational (K-12, Brooklyn College, Berlitz Language Institute, just google “learn mandrian Barrklyn”) settings. Tour operators who are hosting visitors from China. Have local businesses purchase tickets as end-of-year gift for their employees. Just going into the stores/restaurants and asking them to be business sponsors of the event might worth a try.
Dance Mogul: Give us a brief overview of the amount of work that goes into the behind the scenes production to produce quality on a high level?
Nai-Ni Chen: The Company is working 5 hours a day, every day to prepare for the upcoming performances. Meeting with musicians/costume designer/Prop maintenance/ lighting designers. Dancers are taking props home to practice.
Dance Mogul: Is there anyone you would like to thank for helping?
Nai-Ni Chen: The MIT Club of New York, The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, WNYC, and Our Board President: Gina Andriolo and Board member: Robert Sage, who live in Brooklyn.