[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Open Company Classes with KYL/D

Jessica Warchal-King jessica at kyld.org
Tue Oct 25 13:11:40 EDT 2016


Come Dance with KYL/D!


*Open Company Class - Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet with Laura Katz Rizzo*

When: Tuesdays October 25th-November 8th from 4:00-5:30pm

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 ballets.


*Open Company Class with KYL/D Artist Grace Stern*

When:Thursdays October 20th and 27th 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

About Grace: Grace Stern grew up in Nebraska and began her training at the
Omaha Academy of Ballet. In 2012 she received a BFA from the University of
North Carolina School of the Arts. Along with school, her education
included American Theater Ballet, Hubbard Street, Summer Stages, and Ballet
Magnificat intensives. She has had the privilege of working with and
performing works by Janis Brenner, Doug Elkins, Maurya Kerr, Jose Limon,
Alwin Nikolais, Helen Simoneau, Myra Brazell as well as others. Grace is
currently dancing for Olive Prince Dance, DanceFusion and has been a member
of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers since 2015.



*Open Company Class with Kun-Yang Lin*

When: Saturdays from 12:30-2:00

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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