Kizuna Dance: A Mixed Bill of Dance

16 Jan 2018

Kizuna Dance. Image: Ezra Goh Photography


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Kizuna Dance Company – Mixed Bill of Dance

PACE 1, De Montfort University, Richmond Street, Leicester LE2 7BQ

Leicester, UK

2pm and 7pm


Join Kizuna Dance, led by Cameron Mckinney for a mixed bill bringing a creative merger of house dance, street dance, breaking, capoeira, and contemporary floorwork.

Kizuna Dance Company will be performing three pieces of work, including the European premiere of their latest dance piece Koibito.

The company be performing Foretoken, inspired by the intricacy within Manabu Ikeda’s visual art piece of the same name; and Hitsuzendo, inspired by Zen Buddhism and Japanese calligraphy, which premiered as part of Signatures at the Let’s Dance International Frontiers Festival in 2015.

Koibito is a darker and emotionally-driven work about chaos and missed connections. Drawing inspiration from the plight of a Japanese salaryman, it engages themes of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion by focusing on three businessmen who struggle to balance an insatiable drive to succeed with a desperate desire to rediscover intimacy, however fleeting.

The dance unfolds through a series of brief chapters that transform mundane locations into chaotic scenes of infatuation and heartbreak, while simultaneously exploring the malleability of street dance and contemporary floorwork.

Why not book to work with Cameron on his two-day workshop Developing your Choreographic Voice 3, taking place on Thursday 1 & Friday 2 March 2018 at Campus Centre Dance Studio 2.13/2.14, De Montfort University, Leicester?

Cameron will get participants to look at his contemporary hip-hop and floorwork-based technique that combines the grace of modern with the speed and fluidity of street dance, capoeira, and house dance.

Workshop content will include:

  • How to move from smoothly high to low to high again
  • How to rediscover “the down” through floorwork
  • Shifting the focus from an internal dialogue to creating movement that, in its own physicality, can tell a story by itself
  • The cathartic potential of sweat and exhaustion, while offering a new and active method of expression
  • Value of reflection and appreciation of the creative process.

For further information and booking, visit the Serendipity website. One Dance UK members can access a discounted rate for the workshop through their online Members’ Area.