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KYLD- CHI Awareness Practice with Kun-Yang Lin
February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating until April 7, 2019
Lin’s signature CHI Awareness Practice is the foundational technique for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D). It explores the spaces where Western dance forms including ballet, modern, post-modern and hip-hop meet the impulses of Eastern philosophies, including Taoism and Zen Buddhism. The class focuses on how, through modulation of breath (or “chi”, in Mandarin), weight and weightlessness co-exist simultaneously and energy seamlessly transitions among explosive bursts of rapid, expansive phrase work, and absolute stillness. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in dynamic phrase work. CHI Awareness Practice is part of the company’s weekly open company class series geared towards pre-professional and professional dancers.