KYL/D's 2017 Home Season at Prince Theater
Apr
27
Apr 29

KYL/D's 2017 Home Season at Prince Theater

  • Prince Theater

KYL/D's 2017 Home Season

Thursday, April 27 at 8pm
Friday, April 28 at 8pm
Saturday, April 29 at 2:30pm *
Saturday, April 29 at 8pm

A post-show conversation follows the Saturday matinee performance.

Prince Theater | Main Stage

Reserved Seating: $22 to $38

Run-time: 90 minutes, including intermission

KYL/D’s dance artistry is informed by diverse philosophies, living traditions and contemplative practices of Asian origin. The multi-ethnic ensemble “continues to push artistic boundaries” with technically-demanding, contemporary work of poetic sensibility choreographed by Kun-Yang Lin (Dance Enthusiast).

KYL/D’s home season features the world premiere of Santuario – a moving response to the tragic shootings at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando – and the critically acclaimed One: Immortal Game – an exploration of humankind’s rituals surrounding the drive to win.

Join the artists for a Post-Show Conversation following the Sat 2:30 performance. A safe space for questions, comments and conversation.

Join the artists for two Pre-Show Encounters at KYL/D’s dance center in South Philly. Encounter. Share. Unravel the creative process. March 30 @ 7:30pm, Deconstructing Santuario and April 13 @ 7:30pm, Deconstructing One: Immortal Game. Click HERE for more info

Fundraising Benefit

KYL/D will donate $5 of EVERY ticket sold to be shared by:

  • New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia
  • William Way LGBT Community Center
  • Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

The official registration and financial information of these organizations may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Photo: Rob Li


Pre-Show Studio Series #3: Deconstructing ONE-Immortal Game
Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

Pre-Show Studio Series #3: Deconstructing ONE-Immortal Game

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS INVITES YOU TO A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS...

KYL/D's Pre-show Studio Series includes an intimate dialogue with the Artistic Director and dance artists, an excerpt performance of the company's latest works along with light refreshments at our dance center, CHI Movement Arts Center.

FOR TICKETS VISIT: http://www.kyld.org/preshow-studio-series/

Photo: RobLi Photography

Pre-show Studio Series #2: Deconstructing Santuario
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Pre-show Studio Series #2: Deconstructing Santuario

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS INVITES YOU TO A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS...

KYL/D's Pre-show Studio Series includes an intimate dialogue with the Artistic Director and dance artists, an excerpt performance of the company's latest works along with light refreshments at our dance center, CHI Movement Arts Center.  

FOR TICKETS VISIT: http://www.kyld.org/preshow-studio-series/

* ALL ticket proceeds go to KYL/D's Youth Education Programming

Photo: RobLi Photography

Pre-show Studio Series #1: Deconstructing HOME/S.9th St.
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Pre-show Studio Series #1: Deconstructing HOME/S.9th St.

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS INVITES YOU TO A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS...

KYL/D's Pre-show Studio Series includes an intimate dialogue with the Artistic Director and dance artists, an excerpt performance of the company's latest works along with light refreshments at our dance center, CHI Movement Arts Center.

FOR TICKETS VISIT: http://www.kyld.org/preshow-studio-series/

Photo: RobLi Photography

31st InHale Performance Series
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

31st InHale Performance Series

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

KYL/D presents its 31st InHale Series!

Want to see dance work from Philly's emerging choreographers? Want to present your own work? Come to InHale!

KYL/D 's InHale Performance Series offers a supportive environment that fosters creative exchange of ideas, cultivates community and provides opportunities for members of the public to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines.

Selected artists, chosen via an application process, receive free performance space, technical assistance and audience comments by means of a written feedback form.

To date, KYL/D has presented over 700 movement artists from PA and beyond, including from DC, NY, NJ, NC, WI, IL, VA, MD, MI, and CT. The shows have been filled to near capacity.

TO APPLY, COMPLETE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM HERE. THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 13TH

WHAT: 31st InHale Performances Series
WHEN: February 24th, 2017 at 7:30pm
WHERE: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Ticket information available soon!

 

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Jessica
Feb
2
Feb 23

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Jessica

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

KYL/D's Open Company Classes are back in full-swing! Every Thursday a KYL/D Company Member teaches his/her own technique. The company member changes each month and for the month of February Jessica Warchal-King will be teaching a contemporary class you don't want to miss! Read below for more info:

When: Thursday's from 4-5:30 (Please check our FB and our Google calendar for updates on cancellations)

Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cost: $12 for Students/Professionals and PhiladelphiaDANCE.org members, $15 Drop-In. Purchase class(es) HERE

Class Description: Explore principles and practices of Modern Dance through the lens of Jessica Warchal-King. Physical investigations incorporate aspects of KYL/D’s CHI Awareness Technique, Classical Ballet, Release Technique, Pilates, and improvisation. Dancers will deepen their investigation of the body as an instrument of expression and dance as a form of self-awareness and community building. 

About Jessica: Jessica C. Warchal-King joined KYL/D in 2010 and is also a member of Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet. She has performed for many independent choreographers and organizations and has had her choreography presented throughout the Mid-atlantic United States. Jessica is Co-founder and Curator of KYL/D's InHale Performance Series, KYL/D's community liaison, and director of The Embodiment Project. She earned her MFA in Dance from Temple University and her BA in Dance and Anthropology from Muhlenberg College. Jessica is a trained instructor in Dance for PD (Parkinson's Disease), a Power Pilates Mat I & II Certified Instructor, and contributor for DanceAdvantage.net. Additionally, Jessica enjoys the quiet energy of the morning, singing cardinals, dragonflies, and the shifting temper of the ocean.

Photo: Bicking Photography

KYL/D Performances at APAP
Jan
6
2:30 pm14:30

KYL/D Performances at APAP

  • City Center

Get the chance to watch KYL/D perform not once, not twice, but three times at NYC's APAP! 

First KYL/D will perform in the Philadelphia Showcase produced by Koresh Dance Company, Featuring BalletX, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, SHARP Dance Company and Koresh Dance Company.

Then KYL/D will showcase HOME/S. 9th St. an exploration of immigrant journeys, notions of "American-ness" and the meaning of "home." Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, the internationally active KYL/D is committed to practicing a fearless physicality that resonates with the soul. Examining the questions that shape us as individuals and communities, the company's artistry invites audiences to engage in their own journeys of self-discovery. Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin/s zen inspired practice of dance manifests itself in lush works of poetic sensibility that "create and inhabit world of their own." - The New York Times. 

Philadelphia Showcase: 7:00-7:20pm & 8:40-9:00pm in Studio 4

HOME/S. 9th St. Performance: 10:00-11:00pm in Studio 4

Learn more about KYL/D's repertory in our digital press kit HERE

KYL/D Performance at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Nov
12
7:30 pm19:30

KYL/D Performance at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

  • Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

KYL/D will be performing the full-length acclaimed work, HOME/S. 9th St.,  at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

When: November 12th from 7:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Kaatsbaan International Dance Center: 33 Kaatsbaan Rd. Tivoli, NY 12583

To purchase tickets visit: https://kaatsbaan.yapsody.com/event/index/48060/kun-yang-lin-dancers

 

FREE KYL/D Performances at the Barnes Foundation
Nov
6
1:00 pm13:00

FREE KYL/D Performances at the Barnes Foundation

  • Barnes Foundation

What: Free KYL/D Performances at the Barnes Foundation, featuring live music by Cory Neale and William Stern

When: November 6th, 2016. KYL/D will perform from 1:00-1:20pm, 2:00-2:20pm, and 3:00-3:20pm

Where: The Annenberg Court at the Barnes Foundation

Cost: FREE! Free First Sunday tickets include access to the Collection Gallery, exhibitions, and any programs taking place that day. Note: This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction. 

More Details: KYL/D's performances are part of the Free First Sunday's program at the Barnes, which is generously presented by PECO. The Barnes offers free admission and programs on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am.

 

30th Inhale Series
Oct
21
7:30 pm19:30

30th Inhale Series

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

KYL/D is proud to present the 30th iteration of InHale!

KYL/D 's InHale Performance Series offers a supportive environment that fosters creative exchange of ideas, cultivates community and provides opportunities for members of the public to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines.

Selected artists, chosen via an application process, receive free performance space, technical assistance and audience comments by means of a written feedback form.

To date, KYL/D has presented over 700 movement artists from PA and beyond, including from DC, NY, NJ, NC, WI, IL, VA, MD, MI, and CT. The shows have been filled to near capacity.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, September 23rd! Apply HERE

More info on the artists and tickets coming soon!

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Grace
Oct
13
Oct 27

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Grace

  • CHI Movement Arts Center

KYL/D's Open Company Classes are back in full-swing! Each Thursday, a KYL/D company member will teach his/her own technique that is open to the public. The company member changes each month and for the month of October, Grace Stern will be teaching a contemporary class you don't want to miss. Read below for more info!

When: October 13th, 20th, and 27th from 4:00pm-5:30pm

Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cost: $12 for Students/Professionals and PhiladelphiaDANCE.org members, $15 Drop-In

About Grace: Grace Stern grew up in Nebraska and began her training at the Omaha Academy of Ballet. In 2012 she received a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Along with school, her education included American Theater Ballet, Hubbard Street, Summer Stages, and Ballet Magnificat intensives. She has had the privilege of working with and performing works by Janis Brenner, Doug Elkins, Maurya Kerr, Jose Limon, Alwin Nikolais, Helen Simoneau, Myra Brazell as well as others. Grace is currently dancing for Olive Prince Dance, DanceFusion and has been a member of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers since 2015.

About her class:  Grace Stern grew up in Nebraska and began her training at the Omaha Academy of Ballet. In 2012 she received a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Along with school, her education included American Theater Ballet, Hubbard Street, Summer Stages, and Ballet Magnificat intensives. She has had the privilege of working with and performing works by Janis Brenner, Doug Elkins, Maurya Kerr, Jose Limon, Alwin Nikolais, Helen Simoneau, Myra Brazell as well as others. Grace is currently dancing for Olive Prince Dance, DanceFusion and has been a member of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers since 2015.

For-eign/Four-out
Sep
16
Sep 17

For-eign/Four-out

  • CHI Movement Arts Center

When: September 16 at 6pm and 9pm & September 17 at 6pm and 9pm

Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Description: Fore-ign/Four-out is part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, presenting a split bill by four Philadelphia-based dance choreographers: Evalina Carbonell, Melissa Chisena, Annielille Gavino-Kollman, and Nikolai McKenzie. Each work explores themes of immigration, gender definition, rebirth, and cycles of humanity. 

Purchase tickets and learn more here: http://fringearts.com/event/fore-ignfore-out/

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Weiwei
Sep
1
Sep 29

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Weiwei

  • CHI Movement Arts Center

KYL/D's Open Company Classes are back in full-swing! Each Thursday, a KYL/D company member will teach his/her own technique that is open to the public. The company member changes each month and for the month of September, Weiwei Ma will be teaching a modern class you don't want to miss. Read below for more info!

When: September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th from 4:00pm-5:30pm

Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cost: $12 for Students/Professionals, $15 Drop-In

Class DescriptionModern Dance (Intermediate-Advanced): Dancers will explore breathing as an important essence to body movements. We will focus on a close relationship between breathing and four qualities of dance: speed, strength, rhythm, and kinesthetic expression. We will take this opportunity to train “ dance breathing”, in order to achieve a flexible and free body through movement.

About Weiwei: Weiwei Ma is a Chinese dancer, teacher, and choreographer who started professional Chinese dance training at age eleven. She studied choreography at The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Academy of Arts where she graduated with a BFA degree. Before coming to Philadelphia, Weiwei taught Chinese classical dance and choreography at Beijing Contemporary Music Academy. Weiwei recently graduated with her MFA degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. One of her works was selected in 2015 for performnaces at Boyer College, which she represented at the 2016 ACDFA conference in Brockport, NY. Weiwei's choreography embraces both "Chineseness" and "Americanness", as she tries to find a way to balance technique and artistry through her personal experiences. Weiwei has been a member of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers since 2013.

 

 

29th InHale Series
Aug
5
7:30 pm19:30

29th InHale Series

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

KYL/D 's InHale Performance Series provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists to present their work. Inhale also offers a supportive environment that fosters creative exchange of ideas, cultivates community and provides opportunities for members of the public to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. 

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Nikolai
Aug
4
Aug 25

KYL/D Thursday Open Company Class w/ Nikolai

  • CHI Movement Arts Center

KYL/D's Open Company Classes are back in full-swing! Each Thursday, a KYL/D company member will teach his/her own technique that is open to the public. The company member changes each month and for the month of August, Nikolai McKenzie will be teaching a contemporary class you don't want to miss. Read below for more info!

When: August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 4:00pm-5:30pm

Where: CHI Movement Arts Center- 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cost: $12 for Students/Professionals, $15 Drop-In

Class Description: Nikolai’s contemporary class is a high-rigor, dynamic exploration of the power of the body in play. Using exercises aimed at cultivating efficient suppleness with quiet strength, the class is a blend of both embodied technical and creative expressive approaches to dance work. From crawling, evolving to standing, walking and ultimately flying, we conquer gravity, embody breath, command our own effort, and most of all, amplify the stakes through risk in order to create in ourselves and the space around us an available, vulnerable and authentic physicality.

About Nikolai: Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Nikolai McKenzie is a graduate of the BFA in Dance and Choreography Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Some performance highlights include the works of Banning Bouldin, Aszure Barton, Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, Kate Weare, Adam Barruch, Christian Von Howard and is a recent addition to Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. Nikolai has had the pleasure studying with such artists as Sidra Bell, Alexandra Wells, Adam Barruch, Ernesta Corvino, Antonio Brown, and Shannon Gillen through such distinguished dance programs as the American Dance Festival, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School, the Movement Invention Project in NYC, and Springboard Danse Montreal. Nikolai’s choreography has been performed in Richmond, VA, and Norfolk, VA and Philadelphia, PA. 

 

KYL/D's 2016 Company Audition
Jul
18
Jul 23

KYL/D's 2016 Company Audition

  • Chi Movement Arts Center

Kun-Yang Lin/ Dancers (KYLD) seeks both male and female dancers with a strong technical base and creative appetite for employment starting immediately.

KYL/D is a Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin.  In addition to its Philadelphia season/s, the company tours internationally and nationally.  The company works 32-38 weeks per year, 15-20 hours per week (including company class).  Dancers are paid at a competitive hourly rehearsal rate, in addition to performance fees.  Other benefits include free access to studio space when available, company classes, a platform to share choreographic work at the InHale Performance Series, and opportunities for additional teaching and outreach pay.   KYL/D is a small company of diverse, compelling dance artists, capable of both complementing each other as a cohesive unit, and emerging as strong solo artists.  Kun-Yang’s work demands a heightened physical capacity and a mature artistic expression.

Auditions will take place the week of 7/18-7/22.  Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin, will see interested dancers during his workshop which will take place daily, from  10:15-11:45am, Monday through Friday of that week at CHI Movement Arts Center, located at 1316 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA. These “audition-shops” are open to the public, and while dancers interested in working with the company are encouraged to attend all week for maximum exposure, dancers may also choose to drop in for just one day, as scheduling allows.  Call-backs will be determined according to the wishes of the Artistic Director, and the availability of the dancer in question.

Dancers interested in auditioning for KYL/D will receive a discounted rate of $10 for each day of the workshops. To register, please fill out the registration form by clicking HERE

 

CHI Summer Workshops
Jun
13
Aug 19

CHI Summer Workshops

KYL/D’s CHI Artists Summer Workshops 2016

June 13-August 19

M-F 10:15-11:45am

  • Students/Dancers may take as many classes as they wish, it is not required to take all five classes

Cost: Drop in $15; Students & professionals $12.

 

June 13-17: Melissa Chisena

June 20-24: Jessica C. Warchal-King

June 27-July 1: Nikolai McKenzie

July 5-8: Jim Bunting

July 11-15: Laura Katz Rizzo

July 18-22: KYL/D Auditionshop

July 25-29: KC Chun-Manning

August 1-5: Evalina “Wally” Carbonell and Annielille Gavino Kollman

August 8-13: Sanchel Brown

August 15-19: Harrison Holmes

Please visit: http://www.kyld.org/class-workshop-info/ for more info on each artist!