Dancer Training Program

Presented by Dance Makers Collective and Alleyne Dance
Supported by FORM Dance Projects and Parramatta Artist Studios
26 - 30 August 2019


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.

About 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).

About Kristina and Sadé

Kristina and Sadé Alleyne presents 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 artist 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 and 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. 2014-16 both artists toured the remounting of “Kaash”. Kristina and Sadé will both perform in Ultima Vez new creation 2018, premiering October 2018.

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