Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be a great year, I can feel it. It’s week #2 of the session and students have already made a lot progress and are off to a great start.
We have set goals for the new year, too. One of them is to make Kinetic Theory the top circus school in the U.S. I think we are on the the right track, with our fantastic coaching team of award-winning and internationally recognized teachers:
- Eric Newton - Aerial Arts & Pilates
- Kennedy Kabasares - Aerial Arts
- Lexi Pearl - Aerial Arts/Youth Circus Arts
- Dmitrious Bistrevsky - Youth Circus Arts
- Anthony Abeyta – Acrobatics
- Jacob “Kujo” Lyons - Chinese Pole
- Joshua Zehner - Physical Theatre
- Me (Stephanie Abrams) - Contortion
It’s been almost one year since we went through the wall and expanded studio… I can’t wait to see what exciting new changes this year brings!
” Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw.
-Kinetic Theory Founder/Artistic Director
- Winter/Spring Session Has Begun
- Massage & Bodywork at KT
- Upcoming Workshops
- 4th Annual Student Cabaret
- 2012-2013 Performance Studies Applications
- Important Dates
Our new session of classes has begun and students are already make amazing progress! It’s not too late to enroll or drop-in, but classes are filling up quickly.
ON-SITE MASSAGE & BODYWORK AT KT
Sabrina Jackson is KT’s new resident message therapist. She is an experienced, certified massage therapist that works with many dancers, athletes and KT coaches and students. She is now offering Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage sessions for great rates in a private and warm room in the KT studio.
Massage Rates :
Enrolled KT Students/Parents- $40 for 50 min OR $55 for 80 min
General Public- $55 for 50 minutes OR $75 for 80 min
Please contact Sabrina directly with any questions or to book a session.
Stephanie Abrams is an award-winning mime and director as well KT’s founder. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in mime and physical theatre, she has created a simple and effective approach to physical communication. Students will learn exercises to help understand and control their bodies, create and define objects, environments and characters and, finally, communicate detailed stories without the use of words. This is an essential class for any performer (actor, dancer circus artist) or anyone who wants to be more expressive and communicate with their body on stage or in life.
“In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.” – Marcel Marceau
Saturday, January 28, 12-4pm
KT Students- $40
General Public- $50
Stretch, strengthen, jump & fly. This class emphasizes fun, eclectic dance movement that begins on the floor & takes to the air. Students will incorporates a dance phrase that moves to aerial hoop, trapeze & silk. This a great class for dancers that want to explore aerial or aerialists that want to broaden their range of movement.
Explore new vocabulary & express yourself! All levels welcome.
Sunday, February 5, 6-9pm
KT Students – $50
General Public – $60
About the instructor:
Lexi Pearl grew up in Topanga California & has been performing since she was a child. She received her BFA in dance from UC Santa Barbara & has worked as a dancer/ aerialist/ actor, with; Cirque Du Soleil, AntiGravity, Diavolo, LA Circus, Eye of Newt Circus, Dream World Cirque, Wonder World, Cirque Berzerk & the Theatricum Botanicum, on stage, screen & television. Lexi has performed throughout the world; Japan, China, Brazil, Italy, Bahamas, Mexico, Canada & all over the US. Ms. Pearl is inspired as an artist by being able to “create a tangible experience out of the invisible”. She is a welcomed new addition to the KT coaching team.
IMAGINATION, KT’S 4TH ANNUAL STUDENT CABARET
In May of 2009 we produced a show to specifically showcase our students and to commemorate our first year in the studio. That show has become a tradition and now each year at the end of April/start of May we do our Student Cabaret! KT’s student cabaret is open to all enrolled Kinetic Theory students, regardless of level of experience. This year’s shows will be on April 27, 28 & 29.
Anyone wishing to perform is welcome, all you have to do is:
- sign up in the office, specify your preferred show date and discipline by February 15
- create an act (with the help of your coaches of course)
- find or make a costume
- submit your music and technical requirements by the deadline
- attend the scheduled dress rehearsal (during the week of Apr. 24-26, times TBA)
- perform your amazing piece in the show!
For more info or to sign up contact the KT office.
If you are not interested in performing we need audience members, too! Mark your calendar, tickets go on sale April 1.
PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM APPLICATIONS
The first conservatory style program for circus-theatre in the US, this 2-year intensive program offers students with advanced-level circus skills professional quality training in theatrical circus performance with some of the top circus and theatre instructors in the world!
In the first year, a strong emphasis is be placed on creation, innovation and experimentation while also honing technique in movement and physical theatre, acting and improvisation as well as individual and ensemble acrobatics and dance. Students in this program train a minimum of 20 hours per week, focusing on their main discipline (various aerial apparatus, hand-balancing, contortion, object manipulation or clowning) and work to incorporate theatre, storytelling and expression into their skill work.
Second year students focus on creating an individual act and an ensemble production. In addition to performance, students at this level learn all aspects of theatre from costumes and make-up to lighting, stage management, rigging and marketing. Students develop their personal portfolio and finish the program ready to embark on their careers as performers.
To apply you must:
- be at least 18 years of age by September 2012 (no age limit)
- have a strong foundation in acrobatics, dance or theatre
- be at an advanced level in your focus discipline
- submit an application
- submit an audition video that best showcases your abilities in both skill and creative expression
Applications and videos must be received by March 1. Qualified applicants will be invited to audition in person (if possible).
For more information about the program or submission requirements, contact Artistic Director Stephanie Abrams: firstname.lastname@example.org