Jason Chuang

I moved to New York City in 2015, to be part of the dance capital of the world. On most days, you will find me dancing, attending a dance performance, or both.

I am currently a jazz, contemporary, and lyrical dancer. Previously in California, I learnt vintage social dance at Stanford University and was a member of the Academy of Danse Libre and Decadance. Check out my dance page for more information.

I am also a dance photographer specialized in live performances. On my photography page, you will find my work covering a wide variety of dance forms including ballet, modern, contemporary, vintage, social dance, and theatre, as well as my more recent activities in New York City.

I started a dance and theatre blog in May 2017 to help myself remember the many wonderful artists and amazing performances that I’ve had the opportunity to experience. Check out my guide to discover dance or browse through my dance and theatre blog.

Welcome and enjoy your visit!

 

My Latest Posts

  • March 24, 2018
    Frozen, the Broadway Musical!!! I think I like the musical more than the movie! Bravos to the talented cast. Costuming was gorgeous. Lighting design was incredible and created an unforgettable magic-filled winter wonderland.
  • March 23, 2018
    Thank you for sharing your story, Gioia! Congratulations for bringing your play to Off-Broadway and launching the mentoring program for graduate women in STEM fields. Thanks also for the advice from the panel of amazing pioneering women in STEM: Maria Klawe, Mary Boyce, and Ivonne Díaz-Classie.
  • March 21, 2018
    Completely in love with “Piazzolla Caldera” by Paul Taylor Dance Company tonight!!! A gorgeous tango (and waltz!) that blends beautifully with modern movements, this choreography is going right up there with my other all-time favorites!
  • March 18, 2018
    "Icons Night" presented by Paul Taylor American Modern Dance featuring Trisha Brown and Isadora Duncan. What a wonderful evening!!! Esplanade by Paul Taylor Dance Company was absolutely stunning. As I watched Set and Reset by Trisha Brown for a second time tonight, the choreography grew on me.
  • March 18, 2018
    Roses is so gooooorgeous! The piece featured six couples playfully dancing with each other, and was filled unique moments that were equally fun to watch as they were (as I imagine in my mind) equally fun to dance. I enjoyed seeing "Mercuric Tidings" again. The program also featured a new contemporary work, much darker in theme, titled "Half Life."
  • March 17, 2018
    Catch the Paul Taylor Dance Company next week, for the final week of their New York season!!! This evening’s program included Musical Offering, The Beauty in Gray, and Arden Court.
  • March 15, 2018
    Another wondeful night at the Lincoln Center, plus a backstage tour. Tonight’s program opened with the 1960s-themed “Changes” featuring dancers all dressed in hippies fashion. “Continuum” is full of contrasts. In “Cloven Kingdom,” the dancers portrayed the dual roles of being members of the high society while clinging onto the inner animals inside each one of them.
  • March 14, 2018
    Absolute looooovoed Eventide!!! The beautiful bond between Jamie Rae Walker and Sean Mahoney. The exuberant, affectionate, honeymoon between Heather McGinley and Michael Novak. The elusive love, the missed connection between Eran Bugge and Robert Kleinendorst. The care for each other, but also the heavy weight in the relationship between Parisa Khobdeh and Michael Trusnovec.
  • March 11, 2018
    Day two of the Ailey Extension Spring Showcase! As a surprise, Meghan brought in a poster of Juan Rodriguez dancing at Alvin Ailey on March 11, 1997… That’s 21 years ago to this date! Whaaaaat? I don’t think Juan Rodriguez has changed at all since then?
  • March 10, 2018
    Opening night of the Ailey Extension Spring Showcase! We're super excited to perform "Truth" by Juan Rodriguez!!
  • March 7, 2018
    Strong. Powerful. Musical. What an amazing group of dancers (from eleven nationalities). Tonight's program also featured three recent works (by two female and one Asian choreographers).
  • March 5, 2018
    Preview of "Carousel" at the Imperial Theatre tonight. Wonderful dance scenes. The plot was dreadful though.
  • March 5, 2018
    Less than one week to go!!! I'll be performing in "Truth" by Juan Rodriguez at the Ailey Extension Spring Showcase next weekend. Come see our work!
  • February 25, 2018
    A benefit show to bring awareness to eating disorders.
  • February 24, 2018
    My favorite was "Symphony in Three Movements" which opened with 16 ballerinas in white, standing in a single diagonal line across the stage, moving in unison.
  • February 21, 2018
    The sold-out crowd on the first night of preview were so engaged, that they finished the Marquis Theatre's entire supply of margaritas and set a new bar sales records.
  • February 18, 2018
    Strange, funny, yet thrilling. Some of the plot twists were so surreal that they felt inconceivable. Then again, many current events that took place had once been considered unimaginable, too.
  • February 14, 2018
    Powerful movements and music. My favorite goes to the beautiful duet by Marina Scannell and Carlos Menchaca in Alegrías.
  • February 13, 2018
    Still such an amazing story after seeing the production for the fourth time. Bravos to Lexi Garcia and the cast for a wonderful performance. Thanks Amber Tacy for joining me and getting us into the backstage.
  • February 11, 2018
    Saw excerpts from *nine* Broadway musicals and Vanessa Williams this afternoon at "Encores! Hey, Look Me Over!" presented by the New York City Center.

 

Contact Info and Credits

The best way to contact me is by email at a@b.com. For topics outside of dance and theatre, check out my computer science research, my forthcoming HCI+AI blog, or my forthcoming New York City journal. My penguin publishes a food and travel blog on my behalf. This site continues my previous California photo journal.

Header image of me dancing on 7th Avenue is taken by Arin Sang-urai.