photo by Stephen Trumon Gray

Yin Yue
-is an internationally recognized performer, choreographer and the founder and artistic director of YY Dance Company (YYDC). The company incorporates Yin’s signature FoCo Technique™ which represents a dynamic fusion of Chinese dance, folk and contemporary movement language into live performances and choreographic commissions as well as educational endeavor. Yin Yue was the recipient of the 2021 Harkness Promise Award. This prestigious award recognizes her innovation in choreography and education. She was the winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, winner of the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013.

FoCo Technique ™ Class info

-is an original contemporary dance technique developed by Yin Yue inspired by traditional Chinese dance, folk forms, ballet and contemporary movement. The technique uses 3 progressive and interconnected training segments: Activating, Rooting and Mapping to guild dancers to experience the active integration of traditional and contemporary movement and explore the mind and body connection. The 90 min class will be divided into two parts: technique and choreography. The technique portion of the class will be conducted in follow-along fashion to go through the 3 segments without break, and the rest of the class will focus on choreography.