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

Jessica Warchal-King jessica at kyld.org
Tue Nov 1 15:17:43 EDT 2016


What: Tuesday Open Company Class: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

When: Every Tuesday until November 8th 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

*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

*Thursday KYL/D Open Company Classes *

What – Advanced/ Intermediate Contemporary Dance

When – 4pm November 3rd & 10th, 4-5:30pm

Where – KYL/D’s CHI Movement Arts Center – 1316 S 9th St Philadelphia, 19147

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

Annielille Gavino-Kollman

A native of the Philippines, Annielille dances with Kun Yang Lin and
Dancers (Philadelphia, PA) and is the founder of Malayaworks, a project
based contemporary dance company.She also danced with the Cleo Parker
Robinson Dance Ensemble (Denver,CO) and Dallas Black Dance Theater (Dallas,
TX) where she had the privilege to work with Katherine Dunham, Alonzo King,
Kevin Wynn, Gary Abbott, Ronald K. Brown, DanceBrazil's Jelon Viera, Nejla
Yatkin, Nathan Trice, Christopher Huggins,Mary Hinkson, Donald McKayle,
Eleo Pomare, Troy Powell, Milton Myers, David Rousseve, Diane McIntyre and
many others. She also performed works by Elisa Monte, Tally Beatty, Kevin
Jeff Iega, Gene Hill Sagan and many more. After having her daughter Malaya,
Annielille studied flamenco with choreographer Antonio Hidalgo Paz and was
part of his work, Passion Love and Roses, a dance theater on Federico
Garcia Lorca's poetry, and El Pintor, a flamenco dance theaterbased on the
life and paintings of Julio Romero de Torres.

Her choreographic work on immigration, “Under the Table” was commissioned
by Dance Place ( DC ). Her work "La migra, Lets Run" was featured in the
gala night of 2015 Dumbo Dance Festival, named best in show in the Detroit
Dance Festival, was presented in Velocity Dance Festival ( DC ),
Vashtidancetheater Fall concert (Bronx, NY), and Fall in the hall with Joel
Hall Dancers & Center ( Chicago). Other works have been seen in Dance
Canvas ( ATL ), Richmond Dance Festival,SAIPAF ( South Asian International
Performing Arts Festival ) and Latin Ballet of VA. She was artist in
residence at the Appomattox Governors School for Arts where where she
taught contemporary and choreographed new works for the end of the year
showcases. Her choreography and performance in the LGBT film, "Aches" will
be featured at the Philadelphia Screen Dance Festival and DanceATL.


When: Saturday's from 12:30-2:00pm

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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