KYLD Summer Workshop – Modern with Zane Booker

This summer train alongside our company artists by enrolling in one of our summer workshops series catered for the pre-professional and professional dancer! These workshops are held Tuesday through Friday and focus on a specific technique to strengthen and develop you further as a moving artist. Register for the entire series or check it out with a purchase of a single drop-in class.

Zane teaches a Horton-based modern class. He stresses anatomical alignment and the dynamics of physics as a way to master physical movement. Form, momentum, opposition, intention, elongation, and multi-dimensional exploration are common themes you will investigate in class.

About Zane:

Mr. Booker has been a member of numerous dance companies including The White Oak Dance Project, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballet Des Monte Carlo, Netherlands Dance Theater, and Philadanco, just to name a few. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer most recently, Zane was part of “The Elephant is in the Room” with Rennie Harris and Raphael Xavier. The film was created by Roni Koresh in response to the death of Mr. George Floyd. In the COVID era, Booker’s online and radio talk show appearances include Black Dance Stories, Rhetorically Speaking/Phillip Roundtree, The Lounge on WURD radio/Phillip Roundtree, Conversations with Roni Koresh, and My Mortality Matters/ John Taylor. Mr. Booker teaches company class for PHILADANCO. Before ZBE productions (Zane’s present company) in 2006, Zane, Brandi, and Elaine Booker co-founded the Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative (SLJ), a socially conscious, multimedia, dance theater company, promoting HIV/ AIDS awareness. Mr. Booker has choreographed for Contemporary West Dance Theater, Philadanco, BalletX, Brandywine Ballet, Kathy Sledge, Danse4Nia, just to name a few. Mr. Booker’s choreographic film credits also include Nadine Patterson’s, Tango Macbeth. As a faculty member, Zane has taught at the University of the Arts and Howard University. Dance Magazine chose SLJ as one of 25 companies to watch in 2007. Zane has received awards from Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Men of All Colors United and in 2011 was honored by Equality Forum with an award and Tribute Concert. SLJ produced its last work in 2011 in residency at Swarthmore College’s Window on the Work series. Presently, ZBE is producing a fundraiser for Philadanco.

Metropolitan Ballet Company – Contemporary – Summer Intensive Week

Back by Popular Demand! A few spots are open in classes for Intermediate & Advanced students. Expand your horizons/expand your technique!

Faculty includes: Samantha Figgins, Alvin Ailey; Maleek Washington, A.I.M.; Claire Camp, Broadway; Courntney Lopes, Certified Limon Technique instructor. Open to all Philly area dancers.

KYLD Summer Workshop – Modern with Zane Booker

This summer train alongside our company artists by enrolling in one of our summer workshops series catered for the pre-professional and professional dancer! These workshops are held Tuesday through Friday and focus on a specific technique to strengthen and develop you further as a moving artist. Register for the entire series or check it out with a purchase of a single drop-in class.

Zane teaches a Horton-based modern class. He stresses anatomical alignment and the dynamics of physics as a way to master physical movement. Form, momentum, opposition, intention, elongation, and multi-dimensional exploration are common themes you will investigate in class.

About Zane:

Mr. Booker has been a member of numerous dance companies including The White Oak Dance Project, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballet Des Monte Carlo, Netherlands Dance Theater, and Philadanco, just to name a few. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer most recently, Zane was part of “The Elephant is in the Room” with Rennie Harris and Raphael Xavier. The film was created by Roni Koresh in response to the death of Mr. George Floyd. In the COVID era, Booker’s online and radio talk show appearances include Black Dance Stories, Rhetorically Speaking/Phillip Roundtree, The Lounge on WURD radio/Phillip Roundtree, Conversations with Roni Koresh, and My Mortality Matters/ John Taylor. Mr. Booker teaches company class for PHILADANCO. Before ZBE productions (Zane’s present company) in 2006, Zane, Brandi, and Elaine Booker co-founded the Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative (SLJ), a socially conscious, multimedia, dance theater company, promoting HIV/ AIDS awareness. Mr. Booker has choreographed for Contemporary West Dance Theater, Philadanco, BalletX, Brandywine Ballet, Kathy Sledge, Danse4Nia, just to name a few. Mr. Booker’s choreographic film credits also include Nadine Patterson’s, Tango Macbeth. As a faculty member, Zane has taught at the University of the Arts and Howard University. Dance Magazine chose SLJ as one of 25 companies to watch in 2007. Zane has received awards from Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Men of All Colors United and in 2011 was honored by Equality Forum with an award and Tribute Concert. SLJ produced its last work in 2011 in residency at Swarthmore College’s Window on the Work series. Presently, ZBE is producing a fundraiser for Philadanco.

Metropolitan Ballet Company – Contemporary – Summer Intensive Week

Back by Popular Demand! A few spots are open in classes for Intermediate & Advanced students. Expand your horizons/expand your technique!

Faculty includes: Samantha Figgins, Alvin Ailey; Maleek Washington, A.I.M.; Claire Camp, Broadway; Courntney Lopes, Certified Limon Technique instructor. Open to all Philly area dancers.

KYLD Summer Workshop – Modern with Zane Booker

This summer train alongside our company artists by enrolling in one of our summer workshops series catered for the pre-professional and professional dancer! These workshops are held Tuesday through Friday and focus on a specific technique to strengthen and develop you further as a moving artist. Register for the entire series or check it out with a purchase of a single drop-in class.

Zane teaches a Horton-based modern class. He stresses anatomical alignment and the dynamics of physics as a way to master physical movement. Form, momentum, opposition, intention, elongation, and multi-dimensional exploration are common themes you will investigate in class.

About Zane:

Mr. Booker has been a member of numerous dance companies including The White Oak Dance Project, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballet Des Monte Carlo, Netherlands Dance Theater, and Philadanco, just to name a few. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer most recently, Zane was part of “The Elephant is in the Room” with Rennie Harris and Raphael Xavier. The film was created by Roni Koresh in response to the death of Mr. George Floyd. In the COVID era, Booker’s online and radio talk show appearances include Black Dance Stories, Rhetorically Speaking/Phillip Roundtree, The Lounge on WURD radio/Phillip Roundtree, Conversations with Roni Koresh, and My Mortality Matters/ John Taylor. Mr. Booker teaches company class for PHILADANCO. Before ZBE productions (Zane’s present company) in 2006, Zane, Brandi, and Elaine Booker co-founded the Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative (SLJ), a socially conscious, multimedia, dance theater company, promoting HIV/ AIDS awareness. Mr. Booker has choreographed for Contemporary West Dance Theater, Philadanco, BalletX, Brandywine Ballet, Kathy Sledge, Danse4Nia, just to name a few. Mr. Booker’s choreographic film credits also include Nadine Patterson’s, Tango Macbeth. As a faculty member, Zane has taught at the University of the Arts and Howard University. Dance Magazine chose SLJ as one of 25 companies to watch in 2007. Zane has received awards from Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Men of All Colors United and in 2011 was honored by Equality Forum with an award and Tribute Concert. SLJ produced its last work in 2011 in residency at Swarthmore College’s Window on the Work series. Presently, ZBE is producing a fundraiser for Philadanco.

Metropolitan Ballet Company – Contemporary – Summer Intensive Week

Back by Popular Demand! A few spots are open in classes for Intermediate & Advanced students. Expand your horizons/expand your technique!

Faculty includes: Samantha Figgins, Alvin Ailey; Maleek Washington, A.I.M.; Claire Camp, Broadway; Courntney Lopes, Certified Limon Technique instructor. Open to all Philly area dancers.

KYLD Summer Workshop – Modern with Zane Booker

This summer train alongside our company artists by enrolling in one of our summer workshops series catered for the pre-professional and professional dancer! These workshops are held Tuesday through Friday and focus on a specific technique to strengthen and develop you further as a moving artist. Register for the entire series or check it out with a purchase of a single drop-in class.

Zane teaches a Horton-based modern class. He stresses anatomical alignment and the dynamics of physics as a way to master physical movement. Form, momentum, opposition, intention, elongation, and multi-dimensional exploration are common themes you will investigate in class.

About Zane:

Mr. Booker has been a member of numerous dance companies including The White Oak Dance Project, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballet Des Monte Carlo, Netherlands Dance Theater, and Philadanco, just to name a few. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer most recently, Zane was part of “The Elephant is in the Room” with Rennie Harris and Raphael Xavier. The film was created by Roni Koresh in response to the death of Mr. George Floyd. In the COVID era, Booker’s online and radio talk show appearances include Black Dance Stories, Rhetorically Speaking/Phillip Roundtree, The Lounge on WURD radio/Phillip Roundtree, Conversations with Roni Koresh, and My Mortality Matters/ John Taylor. Mr. Booker teaches company class for PHILADANCO. Before ZBE productions (Zane’s present company) in 2006, Zane, Brandi, and Elaine Booker co-founded the Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative (SLJ), a socially conscious, multimedia, dance theater company, promoting HIV/ AIDS awareness. Mr. Booker has choreographed for Contemporary West Dance Theater, Philadanco, BalletX, Brandywine Ballet, Kathy Sledge, Danse4Nia, just to name a few. Mr. Booker’s choreographic film credits also include Nadine Patterson’s, Tango Macbeth. As a faculty member, Zane has taught at the University of the Arts and Howard University. Dance Magazine chose SLJ as one of 25 companies to watch in 2007. Zane has received awards from Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Men of All Colors United and in 2011 was honored by Equality Forum with an award and Tribute Concert. SLJ produced its last work in 2011 in residency at Swarthmore College’s Window on the Work series. Presently, ZBE is producing a fundraiser for Philadanco.

Metropolitan Ballet Company – Contemporary – Summer Intensive Week

Back by Popular Demand! A few spots are open in classes for Intermediate & Advanced students. Expand your horizons/expand your technique!

Faculty includes: Samantha Figgins, Alvin Ailey; Maleek Washington, A.I.M.; Claire Camp, Broadway; Courntney Lopes, Certified Limon Technique instructor. Open to all Philly area dancers.

Metropolitan Ballet Company – Contemporary – Summer Intensive Week

Back by Popular Demand! A few spots are open in classes for Intermediate & Advanced students. Expand your horizons/expand your technique!

Faculty includes: Samantha Figgins, Alvin Ailey; Maleek Washington, A.I.M.; Claire Camp, Broadway; Courntney Lopes, Certified Limon Technique instructor. Open to all Philly area dancers.

KYLD Summer Workshop – CHI Awareness Practice with Kun-Yang Lin

This summer train alongside our company artists by enrolling in one of our summer workshops series catered for the pre-professional and professional dancer! These workshops are held Tuesday through Friday and focus on a specific technique to strengthen and develop you further as a moving artist. Register for the entire series or check it out with a purchase of a single drop-in class.

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 expands the perimeter of Western dance practices through an Eastern perspective that reflects Lin’s conception of dance as the ultimate integration of body, spirit and mind.

About Kun-Yang:

Kun-Yang Lin is the founder of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (“KYLD”) & Co-founder of KYL/D’s CHI Movement Arts Center in Philadelphia. Taiwan-born Lin probes at the limits of national identity, drawing upon Eastern philosophy while expanding the perimeter of Western contemporary dance. Lin has won numerous awards in Taiwan and been widely recognized in the U.S. for both his dancing and choreography including, in 2002 by Back Stage, which named him “the year’s most promising choreographer in NYC.” Lin has been on the faculty of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, H.B. Actor’s Studio, Peridance International Dance Center and The Limon Institute and he offers master classes and workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. Currently, Lin is Professor of Dance at Temple University. Lin received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School (on full scholarship) and his BFA from Taiwan National University of the Arts. He currently serves as KYL/D’s Executive Artistic Director.