Posts Tagged ‘2010’

Saturn the Roman God of agriculture and harvest. Saturn is also the 6th planet from the Sun and equated with the Greek God Cronus.

Saturn was another piece that was conceived before we knew we were in the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival. I wanted to do a piece with the idea of women being chattel.

Chattel defined by Wikipedia is:
Personal property, roughly speaking, is private property that is moveable.

The original name of the piece is Saddress Your Aches. I renamed it when it was time to put it in Eternal Eclipse. I just thought the movement and ideas behind this piece goes along with the story of Saturn and his daughters. Every rehearsal I would come into the studio with set counts of choreography to teach. Lots of  floor work! Thank goodness for my dancers – They are troopers through the bruised knees and late nights at that.  I had the choreography for a long time in my head (since before Christmas last year) and it was one of the last pieces I worked with the dancers on before the Fringe. It is funny how things work out sometimes.

See the piece here:

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Hear all about Eternal Eclipse, the dancers and the creative process in behind the work!

Ashley, Hilary and Kaylan

Photography by Ryan Joyce

Here are some shots that we took during our tech rehearsal on Monday for Eternal Eclipse. It was so wonderful to see all the pieces on a stage with lights and sound. What an experience. I am looking forward to our opening and hope to see you there!

The cast of Eternal Eclipse working things out while lighting is being set.

Cast members: Ashley Desson, Daniel Grys, Hilary Krull, Kaylan Shearer, Ashima Suri

Photography by Ryan Joyce

Artistic Director Kendra sitting at the board with stage manager Jennifer McKinley setting lights for the dance pieces.

Photography by Ryan Joyce

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Here is the latest video from our Launch Party that we had a month ago TODAY! Thanks to all who came out and showed their support! Stay tuned for more!

Last weekend was so much fun! Even though we lost an hour Kinetic Elements was getting ready for the Fringe Promotional deadline!!! Pictures were taken, videos were made and this is only the beginning!

Here is a quick image of things to come!

Last month Kinetic Elements performed a duet at The Bazaar- Latin Fever! It was a great night.

 

 This piece is titled Heartbeat:

 

This weekend we are working on promotional photos and videos, so come back soon and check them out!

 

Kendra Hughes is a choreographer/dancer/actor based in Toronto. Kendra attended George Brown College in their dance foundation program with a main focus in ballet. Since then she has been breaking the boundaries of dance with fresh choreography and hard work. Kendra has trained all over the world, including New York, Orlando and at the Sydney Dance Company in Australia. Taking classes from choreographers such as; Luther Brown, Pamela Bolling, Kathleen Rea, Slam, and Rhapsody. 

Kendra worked with Illusionist Ryan Joyce for many years as one of the creative driving forces behind the demanding choreography required in one of Canada’s largest touring illusion shows. Her passion for the stage and understanding of theatre has been crucial to the show’s success. Together with Ryan, Kendra was asked to choreograph and perform not only across Canada, but in India and Qatar as well.

Kendra has been a member of many Toronto’s leading dance companies including: Toronto Aerial Dance Project, Grace ‘N Style, Black Magic and the Hamilton Modern Dance Company. Kendra also has been a guest choreographer for many of the dance companies stated above, as well as the Toronto Hot Rock Dance Team.

Kendra is always striving for new material and stretching the creative limits of her dance.

Q&A

What would your perfect day consist of?

Get up in the late morning and go to work where I perform a show 5 times a day (in Florida). We would finish up around 4pm where we would all go to the beach and play games and suntan until the sun went down. At night I would teach dance or visit with friends and family some more. There would be lots of music, laughter and love.

Favourite Book?

Right now here are my favourites!

Fiction: Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini (I feel like I am the last person in the World to read this book. It was so good)
Non-Fiction: Playing with matches- Amy Cameron (I found this one by surprise and I loved it!)

What keeps you dancing?

It is my passion, my drive. Dance is like breathing. It gets me through the hardest day or helps me rejoice in the happiest day. I cannot imagine what I would have done without dance in my life.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Music, it doesn’t matter if I am playing it or listening to it. Music has always been an important part of my life!

One great moment in your life

Being a big part of changing one little boy’s life in Florida. I can make people happier through dance, I can reach them through story telling. Miracles can happen and they do everyday.

www.kendrahughes.com