Posts Tagged ‘Ballet’

Every time I walk into a studio to take a dance class, or teach, or to rehearse. My senses are overwhelmed. Though I have little memory of my first dance class (ballet and I was 3), one of my strongest first memories of dance when I returned many years later was buying my first shoes. I was taking modern dance, so they were half-soles. They looked very different from what contemporary dancers wear today. They looked like this:

You can still purchase this style today!

I still can remember how they smelled and the feel of them on my feet when I would dance.

Tell us…..What is your first memory of dance?

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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.

Potential Elements is performing this Friday night! Do not miss this incredible event with amazing choreographers and upcoming dancers!

See you there!

Youth Moves

June 5, 2011 | 2 pm
Co-operator’s Hall
River Run Centre

Symmetry takes a look at the concept of beauty, and transcending the conventional ideas of beauty posed by society. Together choreographer Kendra Hughes and the dancers have worked together to create Symmetry.

I love the information age! At a touch of a button we have so much at our fingertips. Kinetic Elements is on twitter and you can follow us for inspirational quotes, quick tips, facts and the latest news about what is going on with our company. As well a chance to win free tickets to shows, free classes and more!

Here is a list of fantastic people in the dance world that we recommend to follow on twitter:

Answers for Dancers : Grover Dale had one goal in mind when he launched his site in 1999. Get dancers employed and keep them working. How? Job opportunities and on-the-job know-how.

Dance Advantage : Dance writer/blogger, instructor, giving students, teachers & parents an edge in dance education. Busy mommy to a toddler too! If you follow, try and keep up 😉

4Dancers : A blog for dancers, dance teachers and others interested in dance

Rhee Gold : Publisher Dance Studio Life magazine | Producer DanceLifeTV.com

Tights and Tiaras : A blog introducing ballet to outsiders, and providing a unique insight to a male professional ballet dancers life

Who do you follow on twitter for all the latest in dance? Comment below to let us know who we missed!

Keep dancing!

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!

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!