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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!

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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….

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

A View From The Inside

This article is written by Kinetic Elements’ member Ashima Suri.

I took a deep breath and worked my way into the studio for the audition.  I remember feeling intensely hot and I could feel my heartbeat faster.  And I hadn’t even started to dance yet!

It was July 2009 – a hot summer day and a moment I was waiting for.  The Kinetic Elements (KE) audition!  I remember seeing Choreographer of Kinetic Elements, Kendra Hughes, in pictures and videos on Facebook and thinking, I want to learn from her one day.  The week of the KE audition I took classes every day – doing whatever I could to mentally and physically prepare myself for the big day!

I’m not sure how I did on the day of the audition but I do remember leaving feeling great.  I was part of Kinetic Elements group! And little did I know at that time – that this was just the beginning of an amazing journey!

Fast forward to almost a year later and the journey has indeed been a surreal one.  I’ll be the first to admit that the journey wasn’t always a smooth one.  There were definitely some bumps along the way, but it is overcoming those bumps and moving forward that makes a person grow, develop and become stronger.

And now the big day is approaching! Kinetic Elements is performing at the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival! About 6 months ago, as I stood outside waiting for a streetcar, I received a call from Kendra with the news that we will be in the Fringe! The excitement was contagious and for the rest of the evening I couldn’t stop smiling.

And today, I’m along side some of the most fantastic dancers and in awe of their strength as performers.  I’m learning from an amazing choreographer whom I have learned so much from this past year.  It has all been one big blessing and I’m eternally grateful.

And as I think back to where we started, I slowly begin to unravel the reality of where we are heading and I can’t help but to keep on smiling.  Smiling all the way to the Bathurst Theatre for the 2010 Fringe Festival with the Kinetic Elements crew.  July 2nd will be a great day! J

Kinetic Elements is happy to present our poster for the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival!! It is now only 4 weeks  away tonight and we can’t wait to show you what we have been working on. Interviews, articles and more coming up so keep checking back for the details!

Design by Jordan Teichmann  : theSparrow.ca

Photography by Ryan Joyce: http://www.ryanjoyce.com

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

International Dance Day – Pearson Airport

Kinetic Elements is happy to announce that they will be performing at Pearson Airport, Terminal 1 on Thursday April 29th- International Dance Day. See you at 1:oopm!