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Thank you to the dancers and our Stage Manager Jennifer McKinley for making this production possible. A big thank you to everyone who came to see the show and that gave their support. It was a journey to bring this second show together, but it was an amazing experience!

 

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Here is what people are saying about reSURGEnce:

reSURGEnce by Kinetic Elements was like watching an extended episode of So You Think You Can Dance and I mean that as a compliment. I hope that TV shows like SYTYCD encourage people who wouldn’t normally see live dance to go and see shows like reSURGEncebecause it is wonderfully entertaining and performed by a very talented bunch of dancers.

The show is divided into short pieces and they all have something to say through their dance. This young company is a positive role model for their peers as they do not shy away from dancing about sexuality, the concept of beauty and the G2o. They commit to their dancing fully and you can see them sweating and hear them breathing which all adds to the power of the piece.

The music choices are perfect and some of them really evoked emotion within me. The ensemble worked exceptionally well together but I personally had a hard time looking at anybody else when Chelsea Lee was on stage, she is a fascinating dancer and has a very strong presence.

I also loved the two solo pieces by Elizabeth Vecchio and Sandra Clarke. Vecchio’s piece was extremely powerful and her costume choice added to the piece as well. Clarke’s piece was beautiful and her music choice was paired wonderfully with her choreography. In another piece these two performed together for a moment with just their backs to the audience and the lines they created were amazing.

The whole show was a wonderful way to pass an hour and anyone who loves dance should see this show and anyone who wants to be introduced to dance should see this show, the pieces are short so you get a real taste test of different styles and dances. I commend Kendra Hughes on creating this company and her excellent choreography.

To see the full review and reviews of other Toronto Fringe Shows please visit here!

Kinetic Elements is pleased to announce their new production reSURGEnce for the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. We have been preparing and we cannot wait to show you what we having been working on! This is your chance to be a part of the experience!

 

For every $5 you donate to Kinetic Elements, your name will go into a draw to win ones of these great prizes:

-Kinetic Elements T-Shirt
-Two tickets to the opening performance of reSURGEnce
-One free 8 week dance session with Kinetic Elements

Donate here today! Draw will take place on July 7th!

Hope to see you there!!

Kendra Hughes
Artistic Director

Kinetic Elements Presents:

reSURGEnce

as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival

 

Where: Factory Mainspace Theatre

125 Bathurst St Toronto

 

When:

Saturday July 9  @ 9:15pm

Sunday July 10   @ 1:15pm

Monday July 11  @ 8:30pm

Wednesday July 13  @ 3:30pm

Thursday July 14 @ 11:00pm

Friday July 15 @ 4:00pm

Saturday July 16 @ 2:15pm


Reviews of Eternal Eclipse
Presented as part of the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival

*** – 3 Stars
Eye Weekly Reviews
“…even I can appreciate Kinetic Elements’ skill and artistry – including Kendra Hughes’ choreography, which contrasts jerk, robotic gestures with graceful, sweeping motions.”

Merge Zine added that we are refreshing.

Here is the first of many trailers of our production reSURGEnce presented this summer as a part of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. Don’t miss it!

reSURGEnce is a collection of dances takes a look at society and examines the way that we view authority, power and beauty. Through contemporary dance Kinetic Elements deconstructs and transcends the boundaries of the labels put on us. Come join Kinetic Elements in their second year at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Warning: Mature Themes

Factory Mainspace Theatre
125 Bathurst St, Toronto

Saturday July 9 @ 9:15pm

Sunday July 10 @ 1:15pm

Monday July 11 @ 8:30pm

Wednesday July 13 @ 3:30pm

Thursday July 14 @ 11:00pm

Friday July 15 @ 4:00pm

Saturday July 16 @ 2:15pm

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.

For show info please visit www.kineticelementsdance.com

Media Contact:
Kinetic Elements representative: Kendra Hughes;  kendra@kendrahughes.com

Eternal Eclipse

Now that the Fringe is over I have been going through some major withdrawal. Luckily, I have some video that I was able to put together in a little trailer for the show! Lots of news coming up soon, so stay tuned for more on what’s to come next. In the meantime check it out here….

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: