Inaugural Dancer Training Program Hosted by Dance Makers Collective
Workshops with the Alleyne Sisters
Dance Makers Collective will host rising international dancers Kristina and Sadé Alleyne for the inaugural Mobilise Dancer Training Program in August.
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.
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.
Alleyne Dance is 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. Originally athletes, both dancers 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.
Both artists have worked with many renowned companies throughout Europe, most notably 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. In 2014-16 both artists toured the remounting of “Kaash” and in Ultima Vez’s newest creation in 2018.
The Mobilise 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 Alleyne Dance’s A Night’s Game on Thursday 5th September at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.