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Thanks to our amazing friend Ru, here is a video introduction of our artistic director and choreographer Kendra Hughes. For more information please visit www.itsru.com!

Stay tuned for dates and times to upcoming performances!

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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

Chase Lo

Chase is somewhat of a latecomer to the world of professional dance – his training began as a dancer in high school. But according to his mother, the earliest memory she has of him dancing was when he was 7 years old, busting it out on the dance floor at his uncle’s wedding.   So Chase has been movin’ and shakin’ since he was a kid.

 It was precisely in grade 10 that Chase began his dance training.  He decided to pursue hip hop dance because the beats were always fun to groove and pop to! He studied the genre at various dance studios and went on to perform at his high school’s annual talent show for the next 3 years.  It was also during this time that he started to explore choreography – often times working in collaboration with other dancers to create routines.

After high school, Chase continued to train as a dancer and he even joined a professional hip hop dance troupe.  But his dance pursuits were placed on hold due many hospitalizations as a result of multiple lung collapses. During this period in his life, Chase had to withdraw from many of his passions including school in order to focus on his health. Although he has had many setbacks they did not diminish his love for dance.

 In 2009 was when Chase would perform again – but this time as solo. As a solo artist, he incorporates different types of movements into his dance style such as contemporary, physical theatre and of course his hip hop dance background. He recently performed his first solo piece at Granny Boots for Asian Arts Freedom School and is lined up to perform for The Alt’s upcoming Midnight Market event. 

 In 2010 Chase joined Kinetic Elements.  He is absolutely delighted to be a member of such a dynamic and creative dance collective! He hopes to continue his training and he looks forward to performing with the group! If you want to get in contact with Chase, you can find him on Facebook or check out his blog: http://eyeintend.wordpress.com/      

Q&A

Who is your biggest inspiration?

I am most inspired by people who are shamelessly and relentlessly themselves 24/7 despite being in a world that does not accept them for who they are

What keeps you dancing?

Dancing continues to make me feel alive

Future Aspirations?

As Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world” I aspire to live by that quote full heartedly.      

 

  

Kinetic Elements is performing at the Latin Bazaar! Don’t miss this steamy duet. Come see some of the best dancers and choreographers in Toronto!

Opera House
735 Queen Street East
Doors open @ 9:30pm
Show time @ 10:00pm

Advance tickets: $15
Doors: $20
19+ event (ID REQUIRED)

Have you got your tickets?

 

8 Week Beginner Contemporary Classes

***NEW***

8 Week Beginner Contemporary Dance Sessions to start in March!

Kendra is offering a new session of beginner contemporary dance classes to start on Sunday March 14, 2010. Two levels are being offered this time:

3:00pm – 4:00pm Level 1: for those who have never dance before and have always wanted to! This class is for you!

4:00pm – 5:00pm Level 2: for those who used to dance, but it’s been awhile, or has been trained in other dance forms and wants to give contemporary dance a try!

Classes are held at George Brown College, Casa Loma campus 160 Kendal Ave. Studio TBA! Sundays March 14th to May 2nd.

Come learn contemporary dance in a fun and safe learning environment. We work on technique and learn a new combination every week!

***These are not drop in classes****

Only $80 for 8 weeks if you sign up before March 1st! After March 1st the price goes up to $100 for the 8 weeks, so don’t miss out! Sign up at kendra@kendrahughes.com. Please state which level you want to sign up for along with your information.

For more information you can visit www.kineticelementsdance.com

See you there!

Kendra Hughes

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