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

Jessica Warchal-King jessica at kyld.org
Tue Feb 28 13:15:39 EST 2017

classes at KYL/D's CHI MOvement Arts Center (1316 S 9th St.)**Tuesdays:
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Laura Katz from 4:00-5:30pm*

*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

*Thursdays: Modern/Contemporary Dance with Frank from 4:00-5:30pm*

Each month, a different KYL/D company member will teach his/her own
technique for Thursday classes. For the month of March, Frank Leone will be
teaching a modern/contemporary class you don't want to miss!

Class Description: Frank's class will consist of numerous approaches and
styles to fully engage the mind, body and spirit. Frank will use
traidtional modern technique, release technique, and improvisation with a
focus on the dancer's individual expression. Frank will use inspiration
from many different styles of dance to emphasize his belief that a
well-rounded dancer makes a well-rounded person.

*About Frank: Frank Leone was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He
attended Point Park University where he obtained a BA in dance with a dual
concentration in jazz and modern. While in school, he had the opportunity
to perform works by Bill T. Jones, Ohad Naharin, Randy Duncan, Terrence
Marling, Dwight Rhoden, and many more. Other educational programs include
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Parsons Dance. After graduating in
2014, Frank joined Norwegian Cruise Line as a production dancer/aerialist.
Following that year, Frank moved back to New York and was given the
opportunity to work with shawnbibledanceco, Valerie Green/Dance Entopy,
Roschman Dance, and Zullo/RawMovement Frank now resides in Philadelphia and
is thrilled for his first season with KYL/D!*

*Saturdays: CHI Awareness Technique with Kun-Yang Lin from 12:30-2:00pm*

*About his class: 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.  *

*Learn more about Kun-Yang Lin *HERE

Learn more about KYL/D HERE <http://www.kyld.org/>

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