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Professional Class: Kristina and Sadé Alleyne

This physical contemporary class will involve strong, complex technical sequences in and out of the floor, focusing on performance/stamina and commitment throughout the session whilst also building on personal exploration/identity and intention.

Improvisation will also be explored as part of self-development. The aim of the sessions is to develop the dancers' creative mind, drive from passion, determination, strength, musicality and most importantly an intention and honesty in whatever choices are made throughout the session.

Alleyne Dance’s style has been inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan (fusion of Kathak and Contemporary Dance), Retina Dance Company (Release and Contact Work), Gregory Maqoma (Afro-Fusion Dance) and Henri Oguike (Classical Contemporary Dance based on Forsythe and Cunningham techniques).

18–22 December 2017
Charlton House
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Kristina and Sadé Alleyne
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Kristina and Sadé Alleyne

Kristina and Sadé originally trained as athletes for Enfield and Haringey. They began their dance training at Brit School of Performing Arts and Technology and completed their professional training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds (2008). Kristina was part of the postgraduate dance performance company Verve 2009.

After graduating Kristina and Sadé danced separately for many choreographers and companies nationally and internationally such as Tavaziva Dance Company, Arthur Pita, Ijad Dance and Technology Company, African Company Fritti, Retina Dance Company, Henri Oguike Dance Company, Helen Parlor, ACE Dance and Music, Chisato Minamimura, Thomas Michael Voss (Tango), State of Emergency, Vincent Mantsoe, Douglas Thorpe, Akiko Kitamura, Antoine Marc and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma.

From 2012 they both joined Akram Khan Company. Sadé performed Vertical Road before joining Kristina for Khan's production iTMOi, London Olympic Opening Ceremony and Kaash. Kristina and Sadé also deliver many workshops internationally as part of AKCT.