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KRISTINA ALLEYNE (ALLEYNE DANCE)
Expect a motivating, physically demanding workshop, which brings together different music and dance styles from Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa. You will (re)develop your creative expression and improve your mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination and sense of rhythm.
Dynamics, Rhythm and Texture
This is a physical contemporary class, which will involve strong, complex and technical sequences in and out of the floor, focusing on performance and stamina. The desired outcomes are the development of the dancers’ creative mind, drive, passion, determination, strength, musicality and, most importantly, their honesty and intention.
ARTISTBIO: Kristina Alleyne (Alleyne Dance)
Alleyne Dance was founded in 2014 by sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. Their aesthetic reflects their diverse background of athleticism and dance training. Alleyne Dance blends Afro- Caribbean, HipHop, Kathak, Latin and Circus Skills within a contemporary dance context. Their movement is fast paced and dynamic with infusions of lyrical and fluid motion, with a focus on rhythms and textures. Over the past four years they have built and developed the company, striving for high quality and excellence as they deliver their two main objectives; performance and education work.
Alleyne Dance, an internationally touring, innovative, modern, multi disciplined dance company based in London. Artist whom have worked with many artist and dance companies across the years such as Akram Khan , Ultima Vez- Wim Vandekeybus, Gregory Maqoma, Arthur Pita, Tavaziva, Chisato Minamimura projects, Retina and more. They have trained in many other genres of dance including traditional African dance, Hip Hop, Kathak, Latin and Circus Skills.
Some of Alleyne Dance’s commissions include Shift Youth Company (UK), Scatter Dance Company (UK), SEAD (Austria), Bird College (UK), Impulstanz Residency (Austria), Codarts (Belgium), Jeune Ballet Calabash (France), Dance4 CAT (UK), Sead Salzburg (Austria).
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 HipHop 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, she 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 remount of "Kaash".
Last update: 13.01.2020