WORKSHOPS WITH KRISTINA AND SADÉ ALLEYNE: 11. TO 14. MAY 2017 AT STUDIO XXV !
With cooperation with KUD Baobab we organized intensive dance workshops, led by Kristine and Sadé Alleyne, excellent dancers, choreographers and teachers from London, known primarily as the famous dancer Akram Khan Dance Company. Twin sisters are the athletics but their carier focused on dance and the addition of modern dance techniques perfected in African dances, hip hop and circus skills.
Under the name Alleyne Dance, based in London, making their performances and their parts and workshops hosted around the world. (As a pedagogues and choreographers they are regular guests of Impulztanz in Vienna and other major international dance festivals).
Their dance is based on extreme mastering the body, wide mold vocabulary, infinite energy, positive attitude and encouraging approach are the qualities that distinguish their workshops.
In our dance studio XXV, they will lead a workshop of contemporary dance, which they named Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture (lower and higher level) and a workshop Afro-fusion (middle level), which connects the principles of African dance with her dance expression.
Co-organizer KUD Baobab
Project is supported by JSKD
and Alma Mater Europaea - Akademija za ples, Ames, DPG, Kliping, Park hotel Ljubljana
CONTEMPORARY DANCE: DYNAMICS, RHYTHM & TEXTURE
This is a physical Contemporary Class, which will involve strong, complex and technical sequences in and out of the floor, focusing on performance/stamina and commitment throughout the session, improvisation will also be explored as part of self development. The significant factors for the workshop are to develop the dancers’ creative mind, drive from passion, determination, strength, musicality and most importantly an
intention/honesty in whatever choice they make throughout the session. Our style has been inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan (fusion of Kathak and Contemporary Dance), Retina Dance Company (Release and Contact Work), Gregory Maqoma (Afro-Fusion Dance) and Henri Oguike (Classical Contemporary Dance based on Forsythe and Cunningham techniques).
AFRO FUSION - AFRICAN DANCE FUSED WITH CONTEMPORARY STYLES
This workshop blends several styles of energies to create a unique style of Afro-Fusion. From influences of Zimbabwean, Nigerian and South African traditional forms and Western Dance Styles, it is a fun motivating aerobic dance class syncopating movements to various styles of music. In this class you will develop creative expression, improve mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination and sense of rhythm. The use of isolation of the body, articulation and undulation of the spine will be explored. You will learn phrases based on the exercises developed from the warm up that will challenge and form movement interpretation and accuracy.
Music and rhythm is an important aspect of the class. We believe music can inspire the heart and soul.
Our style has been inspired and developed through working with the likes of Gregory Maqoma (Afro-Fusion Dance), Bawren Tavaziva (Zimbabwean choreographer), Vincent Magnetos (Afro-Fushion from Soweto, South Africa), Vocal Dance (London based African, Contemporary, Urban Dance) and Frititi (Founded by Nigerian Nii Tagoe).
Kristina Alleyne is born in London and originally trained as an athlete. She trained at the BRIT School
of Performing Arts and Technology (BRITS) 2003-05 and Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) based in Leeds 2005-08. Kristina's dance experience started through Hip Hop where she joined such companies as Boy Blue Entertainment and international company Dance2Xcess. After Kristina completed her postgraduate Diploma with postgraduate dance performance company Verve 2009, Kristina moved on to work/tour with such companies/choreographers as Tavaziva Dance, Arthur Pita, Ijad Dance and Technology Company, Frititi Traditional African Drumming & Dance Ltd., Retina Dance Company, Henri Oguike Dance Company, Helen Parlor, ACE Dance and Music, Micheal Thomas Voss and Chisato Minamimura. From 2011 Kristina joined Akram Khan Company for his production "iTMOi", performed at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in the section choreographed by Akram Khan and has lead workshops internationally as part of A.K.C.T. 2014-16 Kristina toured the remounting of "Kaash". Kristina joined forces with her twin sister Sadé Alleyne and started up their own education/ performance company. In 2014 ALLEYNE DANCE was launched. The Company have been involved with, Dance Mission (San Francisco, USA), GLL Sportathon (London, UK), B40 Youth Group, Academy of Performing Arts (London, UK), CAT Schemes (London/ Nottingham/ Birmingham/ Manchester/ Leeds), Dance 4 (Nottingham, UK), Bird College (London, UK), debuting at Fontys Dance Academy (Tilburg, NL), CodArts (Rotterdam, Belgium), Open Dutch Convention (Amsterdam), In Love Festival (Toronto), Karlovac Dance Festival (Croatia) and will be returning to HJS Summer Intensive (Amsterdam, NL) Impulstanz Festival 2016 (Vienna, Austria). Kristina is currently in creation of Alleyne Dance's first duet which snippets have been previewed at London’s MOVE IT Festival 2016 and will be performed in Spain, Toronto and Vienna this summer.
Sadé Alleyne formally trained as an athlete for Enfield and Haringey. Her first experience of dance was
with Hip Hop companies Boy Blue Entertainment and Dance 2Xess. Sadé trained at the BRITS School (London 2004) and at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds 2008). Since graduating Sadé has worked with Tavaziva Dance, IJAD Dance and Vocab Dance Company, both UK and international performances. Sadé has worked as a Performer and Rehearsal Director for companies like Ace Dance and Music (Birmingham) and State of Emergency (London) and with choreographers Vincent Mantsoe, Luyanda Sidya, Andlie Sotyia, Douglas Thorpe, Akiko Kitamura and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. She joined Akram Khan Company in 2012 on the "Vertical Road" tour and performed with the company at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, the 2013 production of "iTMOi (in the mind of Igor)". 2014-2016 she toured the remounted production of "Kaash". Sadé also leads many workshops internationally as part of A.K.C.T. and is also a dancer of Antoine Marc's Award Winning Independent Film (Including Cannes Festival 2016) "Descent" and the 2015 production "EssE".
In 2014 Sadé and sister Kristina launched ALLEYNE DANCE Company for Performance and Education. The Company have been involved with, Dance Mission (San Francisco, USA), GLL Sportathon (London, UK), B40 Youth Group, Academy of Performing Arts (London, UK), CAT Schemes (London/ Nottingham/ Birmingham/ Manchester/ Leeds), Dance 4 (Nottingham, UK), Bird College (London, UK), debuting at Fontys Dance Academy (Tilburg, NL), CodArts (Rotterdam, Belgium), Open Dutch Convention (Amsterdam), In Love Festival (Toronto), Karlovac Dance Festival (Croatia) and will be returning to HJS Summer Intensive (Amsterdam, NL) Impulstanz Festival 2016 (Vienna, Austria). Sadé is currently in creation of Alleyne Dance's first duet which snippets have been previewed at London’s MOVE IT Festival 2016 and will be performed in Spain, Toronto and Vienna this summer.