KRISTINA AND SADÉ ALLEYNE
Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture and Afro-Fusion
May 29 to June 2 | 9:30am to 1:30pm
Place: Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique |
2022 Sherbrooke est| Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault
Standard cost : $230.48 + (11.52 TPS + 23 TVQ) = $265
*This workshop is possible thanks to the generous collaboration of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique
Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture
This is a physical Contemporary Class, which will involve strong, complex and technical sequences in and out of the floor, focusing on performance/stamina and commitment throughout the session, improvisation will also be explored as part of self development.
The significant factors for the workshop are to develop the dancers' creative mind, drive from passion, determination, strength, musicality and most importantly an intention/honesty in whatever choice they make throughout the session.
Our style has been inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan (fusion of Kathak and Contemporary Dance), Retina Dance Company (Release and Contact Work), Gregory Maqoma (Afro-Fusion Dance) and Henri Oguike (Classical Contemporary Dance based on Forsythe and Cunningham techniques).
Afro-Fusion; African Dance Fused with Contemporary Styles
This workshop blends several styles of energies to create a unique style of Afro-Fusion. From influences of Zimbabwean, Nigerian and South African traditional forms and Western Dance Styles, it is a fun motivating aerobic dance class syncopating movements to various styles of music.
In this class you will develop creative expression, improve mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination and sense of rhythm. The use of isolation of the body, articulation and undulation of the spine will be explored. You will learn phrases based on the exercises developed from the warm up that will challenge and form movement interpretation and accuracy.
Music and rhythm is an important aspect of the class. We believe music can inspire the heart and soul.
Our style has been inspired and developed through working with the likes of Gregory Maqoma (Afro-Fusion Dance), Bawren Tavaziva (Zimbabwean choreographer), Vincent Magnetos (Afro-Fusion from Soweto, South Africa), Vocal Dance (London based African, Contemporary, Urban Dance) and Frititi (Founded by Nigerian Nii Tagoe).
Originally trained as athlete’s, Kristina and Sadé Alleyne present Alleyne Dance, an internationally touring, innovative, modern, multi-disciplined dance company based in London. Kristina and Sadé have worked with many companies across the years such as Akram Khan Company (current), Tavaziva Dance, IJAD Dance and Vocab Dance Company, Ace Dance and Music, State of Emergency, Vincent Mantsoe, Luyanda Sidiya, Akiko Kitamura, Frititi Traditional African Drumming & Dance Ltd, Retina Dance Company, Henri Oguike Dance Company, Helen Parlor, Michael Thomas Voss, Chisato Minamimura.and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. They have trained in many genres of dance including traditional African dance, Hip Hop, Kathak, Latin and Circus Skills. Those experiences have helped mould our dynamic, fast, physical dance style and technique. The Company have been involved with, Dance Mission (San Francisco, USA), GLL Sportathon (London, UK), B40 Youth Group, Academy of Performing Arts (London, UK), CAT Schemes (London/ Nottingham/ Birmingham/ Manchester/ Leeds), Dance 4 (Nottingham, UK), Bird College (London, UK), debuting at Fontys Dance Academy (Tilburg, NL), Codarts (Rotterdam, Belgium), In-Love Festival (Toronto, Canada), Deltebre Dansa (Spain) and will be returning to HJS Summer Intensive (Amsterdam, NL) and Impulstanz Festival 2016 (Vienna, Austria).