Presented by Dance Makers Collective and Alleyne Dance
Supported by FORM Dance Projects and Parramatta Artist Studios
26 - 30 August 2019
10am - 5pm
Full price: $350 | Single day: $70 | Morning class: $20
Full price includes registration to the full week intensive, performance opportunity on the opening night and 1 ticket to any performance of
A Night's Game presented by FORM Dance Projects
In 2019, Dance Makers Collective host rising international stars Kristina and Sadé Alleyne for the inaugural Mobilise Dancer Training Program.
Mobilise provides an opportunity for local artists to learn new skills and train with a pioneering international artist or team of artists, without having to travel overseas. As dancers and choreographers we know first-hand the struggle to continue learning throughout our careers and so have designed a program to bring new and emerging techniques from far away places to our hometown, to connect with artists working internationally and provide an environment where we can train together.
For the inaugural program, Alleyne Dance will host a week-long training program in their signature style: Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture.
The intensive format includes morning class from 10am, followed by sessions in repertoire, choreography and creative skills. Participants in the intensive will consolidate a short work towards the end of the intensive to be performed at the opening night of A Night's Game on 5 September.
Dynamics, Rhythm and Texture involves highly physical contemporary dance class, which incorporates strong, complex and technical sequences in and out of the floor, focusing on performance, stamina and commitment throughout the session; improvisation is also explored as part of self-development. The primary drivers for this 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).
Kristina and Sadé Alleyne present Alleyne Dance, an internationally touring, innovative, modern, multi-disciplined dance company based in London. Kristina and Sadé have worked with many companies across the years and trained in many genres of dance including traditional African dance, Hip Hop, Kathak, Latin and Circus Skills.
Both artists were originally athletes and trained professionally in London. Kristina and Sadé trained at the BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology 2003-05 and Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) based in Leeds 2005-08.
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, Michael Thomas Voss and Chisato Minamimura.
Sadé has worked with Tavaziva Dance, IJAD Dance, Vocab Dance Company on both UK and international performance/film projects. Sadé has worked as a Performer and Rehearsal Director for companies ACE Dance and Music (Birmingham) and State of Emergency (London) and worked with choreographers Vincent Mantsoe, Luyanda Sidiya, Andlie Sotyia, Douglas Thorpe, Akiko Kitamura and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. Sadé joined Akram Khan Company in 2012 on the "Vertical Road" tour. Sadé joined Ultima Vez Company for their new production “Go Figure Out Yourself” 2017.
Kristina and Sadé Alleyne performed together with Akram Khan Company for his production “iTMOi”, performed at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in the section choreographed by Akram Khan and have led workshops internationally as part of A.K.C.T. In 2014-16 both artists toured the remounting of “Kaash”. Kristina and Sadé both performed in Ultima Vez's newest creation in 2018.
The name and contact information provided will added to the door list to be marked off at the start of each session, please arrive with ample time to have your name marked off, preferably no later than 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the session.
Bookings can be made from the time the online payment portal is available until the morning of the session’s commencement.
Bookings cancelled more than 5 days prior to the commencement of the program or session are eligible for a full refund;
Bookings cancelled between 5 days and 48 hours prior to the commencement of the program or session are eligible for a refund of half of the total purchase cost;
Bookings cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the program or session are not eligible for a refund.
Daily sessions or morning class sessions are fully transferrable to an equivalent session within the program (for example if you book for a Monday morning class and wish to change to a Wednesday morning class you may do so). Bookings for the full program are non-transferable.
If for any reason the program or any sessions within the program are cancelled you will be notified as early as is practicable via the method of contact provided when you register and the cost of those equivalent session/s will be fully refunded to you.
All cancellation or transfer requests are to be made via email to Carl Sciberras, General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Makers Collective acknowledge the Darug peoples, the traditional custodians of the land of Western Sydney, whose land we have the privilege to dance and work on. We acknowledge their survival and resilience, and pay respect to Darug Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community for over 65,000 years.