After a year and half like no other, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) kicks-off its 2021-2022 season with a free, public performance in Center City. Featuring premiere performances from the company’s new dance artists.
The outdoor event will highlight the company’s signature repertoire, such as Santuario, and Spring101, which features
Vivaldi’s music to evoke the joy of new beginnings.
Through the company’s cultural program, the night will also include traditional Chinese dance performance. An organization dedicated to celebrating the ability of dance to incorporate body, spirit and mind, audiences will also have an opportunity to engage with harnessing their chi through guided mindfulness exercises.
This event is presented by the Center City District’s Arts on Center Stage program, which celebrates the arts at Dilworth park each week this summer. In support of local restaurants, guests are encouraged to dine al fresco with takeout meals from nearby eateries. A special menu will be offered at the Air Grille, and cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer will be available for purchase to guests 21 and older to enjoy within designated areas in the park.
KYL/D Dance Artists: Evalina Carbonell, Weiwei Ma, Grace Stern, Keila Pérez-Vega, Sophie Malin, Dom Brown, Jamaal Bowman, and Marcel Santiago Marcelino (apprentice).
KYL/D Cultural Program Performer: Dorothy Li
KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS (KYL/D) is a professional dance company based in Philadelphia. Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, KYL/D probes at the limits of national identity. Drawing upon Eastern philosophies while expanding the perimeter of contemporary dance, Executive Artistic Director Lin’s zen-inspired practice manifests in lush works of poetic sensibility that The New York Times says “create and inhabit worlds of their own.” Lin draws upon multicultural insights from his ongoing research throughout Asia, creating a personal movement language that is suffused with strong spiritual underpinnings.
Wednesday, August 11th @6:00PM
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free and Open to the Public. No reservations required.
More information: https://bit.ly/3zQE27V
Photo credit: Albert Lee