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Kinetic Elements performed this year as part of the Take Two Program at Series 8:08. Here is a short excerpt of the second performance in November. Feel free to leave some of your feedback as well!

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Kinetic Elements is proud to announce that they are a part of the 60 x 60 Festival! There is going to be 60 choreographers each presenting 60 seconds of choreography to tie it all in together in one big show! Find out more information here about the event.

Where: The Music Gallery, Toronto ON
When: Saturday November 20, 2010 8pm
Cost: $15

Check out Sandra Clarke, Anali Reizvikh, Stephanie Seaton and Chelsea Robin perform Kendra’s newest work to The Shape of a Shell. You can buy your tickets online here on ticketweb.

We hope to see you there!

reSURGEnce

We are happy to announce that Kinetic Elements is going to be a part of Series 8:08 this Saturday night! It is a Choreographic Performance Workshop where YOU get to be right in the middle of the creative process. Choreographers and companies come to this Series to show a work in progress, then you as the audience get to write down your comments; good or bad and hand them in. Then the choreographer gets all the comments at the end – So you get to be a part of the process as well!

How cool is that? Plus, you will be the first among a few to see the latest works by some great choreographers and dancers. Amazing!

Where: Scotiabank Studio Theatre
Pia Bouman School
6 Noble St, Toronto

When: Saturday September 25
8:08pm

Cost: $10

You can also visit www.series808.ca for more information on the shows, they also have classes and much more. Hope to see you there this Saturday!

What a fantastic night! Kinetic Elements presents Moulin Rouge as a part of The Bazaar- Night at the Movies.

Ready to dance!

The Choreographers

Right before the show!

This piece is one of my favourites and I am so lucky to have worked with Kinetic Elements’ dancer Ashima Suri on this piece. She brought her love of dance to us and it shows. This number gave me chills. Here is the video from the night!

Great work dancers!

Choreography by Kendra Hughes & Ashima Suri

Dancers:

Daniel Grys
Imran Mohammed
Karen Murray
Sarah Paul
Stephanie Seaton
Elizabeth Vecchio

Music from the soundtrack Moulin Rouge

Kinetic Elements Performs Moulin Rouge at This Month`s Bazaar!

Announcing the cast:

Daniel Grys

Daniel started dancing at the age of five at Lechowia Polish-Canadian Folk Dance Company where he was first introduced to Polish folklore dance and Latin ballroom dance. Daniel has traveled to Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.A. for dance festivals and competitions. He has just finished his 2nd year in the Dance Program at York University where he studies ballet and modern dance. Photo by Ryan Joyce

Imran Mohammed

Imran Mohammed began his dance training in hip hop under the guidance of Kareem Byfield of G n’S Dance and since then has been training in classical and contemporary ballet from City Dance Corps, Metro Movement, Ballet Espressivo and also with Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, where he continued his training in jazz dance. Recently, Imran performed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Imran is a member of Limitless Productions, G n’S Dance Crew and Kinetic Elements and is currently training in the Indian classical dance – kathak -the parent of flamenco. Photo by Carlos Ferguson

Karen Murray

Karen began her training at Gotta Dance in Toronto and danced competitively for 10 years, winning numerous overall awards in jazz, lyrical, ballet and tap.  Attending Etobicoke School of the Arts for dance, Karen had the opportunity to perform works by Gabby Kamino, Colleen Friedman, Milton Myers, Danny Grossman and Benjamin Kamino.  Karen is currently completing her BFA in performance dance at Ryerson University under the direction of Nadia Potts and studying ballet, jazz and modern from such respected artists as Vicki St Denis, Karen Duplisea, Kenny Pearl and Derek Sangster. In 2008, Karen performed Niki Wozniak’s choreography with Desiraeda Dance Theatre at Toronto’s Fringe Festival to positive reviews.  Recently, Karen was in Japan for 2 months dancing in a traditional Can Can show at the Huis Ten Bosch luxury resort outside of Nagasaki.  Karen is always looking to expand her dance vocabulary and training and can’t wait to see what exciting projects will come up next!

Stephanie Seaton

Stephanie Seaton is a toronto-based dancer, actor and singer (and dance teacher). She trained in the Vaganova style of Ballet for 15 years and has branched out into contemporary and jazz. For fun, Stephanie is persuing training in aerial silks. Selected Recent Credits Include: Sheila in Tightrope (Fringe 2010), the Girl in Mr. Baxter (InspiraTO Festival 2010), Cecille and a featured dance role in Annie (T3 Productions), and Marty in Grease (St. Andrews College, dir. William Scoular). She is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.

Ashima Suri

Ashima is a dancer/choreographer/actor/writer/ and public speaker. She has trained in Indian classical dance, bollywood and contemporary. Ashima currently owns and choreographs for her own dance theatre company called Limitless Productions (www.limitlessproductions.ca). She has recently choreographed and performed for ‘I AM’, International Day of Dance, Fires with Resistance and the Arthritis Society. Photo by Ryan Joyce

Elizabeth Vecchio

Elizabeth Vecchio has had the passion of dance for over 15 years. Her roots formed through recreational classes, where she moved forward to dance competitively, attended Arts High School ESA, and has recently graduated from the York University Dance Program. Elizabeth has been blessed to have studied & performed varying forms of dance in Canada and abroad. Performance highlights include working with Sure Jazz Korea, City Dance Corps, fFIDA, Canopy Theatre & Thrive Entertainment! She has also had the pleasure of working with industry leaders such as Shawn Byfield, Linda Garneau, Annie Wood & So You Think You Can Dance Canada Judge Luther Brown.
Photo by Tim Bermingham

Can’t wait to see you there!

Venus “the Morning Star or the Evening Star”
Goddess associated with love, beauty and fertility

I first choreographed a piece for The Bazaar -Latin Fever called Heartbeat in February earlier this year and it was a piece about relationships. About how sometimes we stay in a relationships that are not good for us. How we can blind ourselves to the reality of a situation and what is really going on around us.

Daniel, Ashley and I all collaborated on this quite extensively since this was my first duet and I was diving into a dance world that was unknown to me (the tango). Daniel and I met with Michelle Mitchell of Rhythm Dynamix Dance in Oshawa and then we went back to the studio in Toronto to create our first version of Heartbeat.

Later I adapted Heartbeat to become the Venus section of our first full length production Eternal Eclipse. I really wanted to put a twist on the idea of the goddess of love. So we went back into the studio and I wanted to make it a little more darker, to flush out some more of the ideas I had for the dance. The dancers worked fabulously on this and I am very happy with this piece reworked.

Here is the final piece:

Eternal Eclipse

ETERNAL ECLIPSE explores the stories of the gods and goddesses which inspired the names of the planets orbiting our solar system. Tales of forbidden love, scandal and irresistible power are expressed through the visual narrative of contemporary dance. The dancers create a universe full of exciting movement while recreating kingdoms of legend. Experience space with Kinetic Elements this summer!

Where: Bathurst Street Theatre – 736 Bathurst Street Toronto

When:

Friday, July 2 @ 5:15pm
Saturday, July 3 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 6 @ 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 7 @ 12:00pm
Thursday, July 8 @ 11:00pm
Saturday, July 10 @ 5:45pm
Sunday, July 11 @ 1:45pm

All tickets $10 at the door, or book in advance by calling the Fringe Hotline at 416.966.1062 or online at www.fringetoronto.com
Fringe Passes are also available after June 5, 2010, for more info visit www.fringetoronto.com
For show info please visit www.kineticelementsdance.com

Media Contact:
Kinetic Elements representative: kendra@kineticelementsdance.com, 905-630-8878 or
Fringe representative: fringe@flip-publicity.com,416.533.7710 X231