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2021-12   Dance, Rhythm & Texture, led by Kristina Alleyne

This 2 days workshop will involve strong, complex and technical sequences in and out of the floor, focusing on quality, initiation, performance and stamina. Throughout the sessions, improvisation will also be explored as part of self development, stemming from a physical intention.

The significant factors for the workshop are to develop the dancers’ physicality, flexibility, technique, build awareness for textures in movement, stimulate the creative mind, driving from passion, musicality and honesty.

  • Saturday 10 July
  • Sunday 11 July
  • 10:30 – 15:30
  • 10:30 – 15:30

Price : € 150

Kristina Alleyne

Kristina started her career as an athlete, training professionally in London, UK. Shifting in to Dance at a later age she trained at the BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology 2003-05 and Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) based in Leeds 2005-08, completing a BA (Hons) Degree and a Postgraduate diploma Verve 2009. Kristina’s dance experience started through Hip Hop where she joined such companies as Boy Blue Entertainment and international company Dance2Xcess. Her skills then stretch to Afro- Caribbean, African, Kathak, Latin and circus Skills (fire, grinding and stilts).
Kristina has professionally worked and toured with artists, companies and choreographers such 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 2012 Kristina joined Akram Khan Company, creating and performing his production iTMOi, Kaash and the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Abide with me. Kristina continues to lead workshops internationally as part of A.K.C.T and is part of the re-staging of Akram’s past productions. Kristina joined Wim Vandekeybus Ultima Vez Company in 2018-2020 for the new production TrapTown.

Kristina is Co- artistic director and award-winning dancer with her twin sister of Alleyne Dance based in London. Alleyne Dance is a unique and powerful company blending West-African, Caribbean, Kathak, Hip Hop and Circus Skills within a contemporary dance context. Since 2014, Alleyne Dance strive for high quality and excellence as they deliver their two main objectives: performance and education.

AD has received 20+ choreographic commissions. Their productions, A Night’s Game and The Other Side Of Me, have been touring internationally for several years. In 2020, they released a short dance film, (Re)United. Spring 2021, AD will premiere their new outdoor work, BONDED.

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