[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Open company classes with KYL/D

Jessica Warchal-King jessica at kyld.org
Tue Sep 27 14:25:35 EDT 2016


*What: Tuesday Open Company Class: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet*

*When: Every Tuesday until November, 4:00-5:30. Please check our website
calendar for updates: http://www.kyld.org/class-schedule/

*Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147*

*Cost: $12 for Students/Professionals, $15 Drop-In*

*About Laura: Laura Katz is a ballet choreographer, scholar and pedagogue.
She has received certification in the Vaganova method of classical ballet
pedagogy, which she studied under John White and Margarita de Saá, as well
as being an ABT certified teacher who has successfully completed the ABT
Teacher Training Intensive in levels Primary through 7 and Partnering of
the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum. She began her
ballet training under Hortensia Fonseca at the Maryland Youth Ballet, later
studying with Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, Melissa Hayden and Allegra Kent
at the Chicago City Ballet, Helgi Thommason, Christopher Boatwright and
Larissa Sklyanskaya at the San Francisco Ballet, and Ben Stevenson and
Rosemary Miles at the Houston Ballet. As a student, she performed with The
Joffrey Ballet and New York City Ballet. She has performed professionally
with several classical ballet companies, including Ballet South, the
Russian Ballet Theatre of Delaware, the Santa Fe Opera Company, and The
Ballet Theatre of New Mexico, and several contemporary and baroque dance
companies, including Dance Theatre X, Opus I Contemporary and Sprezzatura
Dance Ensemble. Her repertoire includes principal roles in The Sleeping
Beauty, The Nutcracker, Les Patineurs, Firebird, Swan Lake, Cinderella,
Dark Elegies, Raymonda, Paquita, and many other classical and contemporary


*When: September 29th from 4:00pm-5:30pm*

*Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147*

*Cost: $12 for Students/Professionals, $15 Drop-In*

*Class Description: **Modern Dance (Intermediate-Advanced): Dancers will
explore breathing as an important essence to body movements. We will focus
on a close relationship between breathing and four qualities of dance:
speed, strength, rhythm, and kinesthetic expression. We will take this
opportunity to train “ dance breathing”, in order to achieve a flexible and
free body through movement.*

*About Weiwei: **Weiwei Ma is a Chinese dancer, teacher, and choreographer
who started professional Chinese dance training at age eleven. She studied
choreography at The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Academy of Arts
where she graduated with a BFA degree. Before coming to Philadelphia,
Weiwei taught Chinese classical dance and choreography at Beijing
Contemporary Music Academy. Weiwei recently graduated with her MFA degree
from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. One of her works was selected
in 2015 for performnaces at Boyer College, which she represented at the
2016 ACDFA conference in Brockport, NY. Weiwei's choreography embraces both
"Chineseness" and "Americanness", as she tries to find a way to balance
technique and artistry through her personal experiences. Weiwei has been a
member of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers since 2013.*


*When: Saturday's from 12:30-2:00 (check our FB
<https://www.facebook.com/kyldancers/> and our Google calendar
<http://www.kyld.org/class-schedule/> for updates on cancellations)*

*Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147*

*Cost: $12 for Students/Professionals, $15 Drop-In*

*Class Description: Lin's signature CHI Awareness Technique is the
foundational technique for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D). It explores the
spaces where Western dance forms including ballet, modern, post-modern and
hip-hop meet the impulses of Eastern philosophies, including Taoism and Zen
Buddhism. The class focuses on how, through modulation of breath (or "chi",
in Mandarin), weight and weightlessness co-exist simultaneously and energy
seamlessly transitions among explosive bursts of rapid, expansive phrase
work, and absolute stillness. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in
complexity, culminating in dynamic phrase work. CHI Awareness Technique
expands the perimeter of Western dance practices through an Eastern
perspective that reflects Lin's conception of dance as the ultimate
integration of body, spirit and mind.  *

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