NYSIA has assembled an unusual lineup of talent for its Nerds Nite Out '99 (NNO99) entertainment lineup from diverse cultures within New York City. NNO99 will feature a performance by the Li Xiao Dan Chinese Opera Company of the White Snake Opera, an ancient entertainment form that was a favorite of the Chinese imperials. The heroin is a beautiful Goddess who can the shape of a snake at will. She has incredible fighting skills, which are demonstrated in three weapons sequences. The most dangerous and unusual of these is spear kicking, where spears thrown at the Opera star are kicked away in mid-air. NYSIA is proud to introduce Ms. Li Xiao Dan, a top star in Beijing now residing in NY who is an expert in these and other Beijing Opera traditions.
NNO99 will also feature the Lion Dance, the Ribbon Dance, and a demonstration by competitive break dancers. DJ Walden Han will provide music including techno/house, r&b/disco/funk, and latin/salsa/merengue.
Nerds Nite Out '99 will be held from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM on Monday, November 15th, at Bridgewaters Museum Club, 11 Fulton Street overlooking the South Street Seaport.
The Guest of Honor is NYC Schools Chancellor Dr. Rudy Crew. Industry Honorees include Murray Alter, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Jerry Colonna, Flatiron Partners; Bill Rudin, Rudin Management; Jay Sulzberger, LXNY: New York's Free Software Organization; and Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM. There will be a full menu and an open bar. Tickets are $175 and are purchased at the NYSIA Web site, www.nysia.org/nerdsniteout , or by calling NYSIA at (212) 475-4503.