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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.

Rehearsal time again!

Right now we are getting ready for some upcoming shows for April. It is an exciting time, I really look forward to this part of the process.

This year I am approaching the work differently. I find every time we start a new piece, I try to be less and less rigid with my planning and try to be in the moment with the dancers. Which for a type A person like me, it can be hard just to walk in rehearsal and go with the flow, but it is what has been happening. It is an uncomfortable experience for me, but I find life is all about pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and you never know what good things will come of it.

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Kinetic Elements is holding an audition for their 2011 season! We are adding dancers to the company for upcoming performance opportunities such as; The Toronto Fringe Festival, The Bazaar, etc. The audition will take place in a class format with a combination to learn at the end. If you have ever auditioned for us, we have your information and will contact those who are right for the project.

Audition Class Information

When: Sunday January 23, 2011, 1pm – 2:30pm *Please come early to sign in*

Where: George Brown College Casa Loma Campus- 160 Kendal Ave. Studio C

Cost: $12

We are looking for:

–         Mature male and female dancers with a strong background in ballet, jazz, or hip hop that are dedicated and team focused

–         Dancers must be available to rehearse on Sundays between 10 -1pm starting in February

–         Dancers must be over 19 years of age

For more information or to RSVP please email a headshot and resume to kendra@kendrahughes.com.

About Kinetic Elements

Kinetic Elements is a new and fresh contemporary modern dance company committed to exploring modern dance and fusing it with other dance forms. Our mission is to make modern dance more accessible to the public by performing in various settings and by casting light on the essence of the dance form.

Kinetic Elements has performed throughout Toronto and vicinity at such events as Nuit Blanche, Choreographer’s Snow Ball, The Bazaar, What’s Going On Down There Festival and Dance Ontario’s International Dance Day at Pearson International Airport. In the future Kinetic Elements will continue to produce shows in the community and to bring contemporary/modern dance to the public. You can find out more about us at www.kineticelementsdance.com.

It is a new year and a fresh start again at rehearsals with Kinetic Elements. There is a lot coming up for us on the horizon. It made me really sit back and remember what it was like to be a dancer coming into rehearsal for the first time. For me it was such an exciting time! I enjoyed meeting new people, learning new choreography and I was always interested to see what the music choice would be. I can’t wait to get started!

Sponsorships

Kinetic Elements couldn’t do what we do without the support of sponsors. This summer Kinetic Elements is happy be a part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. You can be a part too! We are offering space in our program for the Fringe.

Here are some of the sponsorship packages we offer:

Gold Package $300

-Full page ad promoting your business in our program
-Your company name displayed on our sponsorship page with your logo and a link to your site

Silver Package $175

-Half page ad promoting your business in our program
-Your company name displayed on our sponsorship page with your logo and a link to your site

Bronze Package $95

-Quarter page ad promoting your business in our program
-Your company name displayed on our sponsorship page with your logo and a link to your site

Business Listing $35

-A one liner in our program stating your business name, address and phone number

For more information about sponsorships please contact Kendra at kendra@kendrahughes.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