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

Jessica Warchal-King jessica at kyld.org
Tue Apr 18 15:15:56 EDT 2017


KYL/D OPEN COMPANY CLASSES: JOIN THE PROFESSIONAL DANCE ARTISTS OF KUN-YANG
LIN/DANCERS EVERY WEEK!*$12 STUDENTS/PROFESSIONALS, $15 DROP-IN. ALL
CLASSES AT KYL/D'S CHI MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER (1316 S 9TH ST.)**Tuesday:
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Rehearsal Director Maggie Zhao from
4:00-5:30pm*


*Thursday: Modern/Contemporary Dance with Maggie 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 April, Rehearsal Director
Maggie Zhao will be teaching a modern/contemporary class you don't want to
miss!*

*About Maggie: *Lingyuan (Maggie) Zhao, received her MFA degree in
choreography at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. In 2002, Zhao
began professional dance training at the Chongqing Dance School in China
where she studied ballet, Chinese Classical dance, and Chinese majority and
minority dances. Later, in 2007, Zhao decided to pursue a Bachelor of Arts
degree at Beijing Capital Normal University where she was introduced, and
fell in love with modern and contemporary dance, dance composition, and
dance pedagogy. In between, Zhao worked in the Asian Dance Research Center
as a dance teacher. Due to her passion and curiosity for choreography,
diverse dance styles, and dance pedagogy in higher education, Zhao then
made the decision to study abroad in the United States, investigating her
cross-cultural, inter-cultural, and transnational choreographic and
pedagogical methodology, specifically a fusion of Chinese and American
dance incorporating the dualities of tradition and modernity, as well as
restriction and freedom.

*Saturday: 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
<https://kunyang-lin.squarespace.com/kun-yang-lin>

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



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