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Dance This 2010!

Presented by Centrum's Young Artists Project in collaboration with Seattle Theatre Group.  Offering...

Hip Hop with Rex Kinney ~ 6:30-7:30pm

African Dance with Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelley ~7:30-8:30pm

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Produced by Seattle Theatre Group, DANCE This brings together teen performers, choreographers, guest  artists and teachers to share their culture through the art of dance.  The DANCE This Program started in Seattle in 1999 with a performance of cultural and contemporary dance at the Moore Theatre. It has grown into a multi-faceted program that includes performances at the Paramount Theatre, a two-week training Intensive in diverse styles and, the DANCE This Camp with onsite partner Centrum.

Featuring instruction from Seattle’s professional dance community with a special guest teacher from Mark Morris Dance Group in New York.

Dance This WORKSHOP is Sunday August 8- Saturday August 14, 2010 (see below for more details)

Open to the Public DANCE THIS Instructors:

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Rex Kinney (Hip Hop) grew up in Seattle and was introduced to hip hop at the age of 14. He has performed and choreograped for venues such as the Seahawks and Seattle Sonics/Storm Half-Time shows, PONCHO's Auction Gala, Village Theater's “The King and I,” Experience Music Project, Seattle Academy, and the main stage at KUBE 93.3 FM's Summer Jam Concert. Rex has opened for Cypress Hill, and is on the music video “Do You Want Me” by Mion Lee Drew.  He is currently the Director and Choreographer for the Shorecrest High School Dance Team, leading them to 5 District Titles and 2 WIAA State Dance/Drill Championships in 2006 and 2009, with a 3rd place ranking at Nationals in 2007. In addition, he is an instructor through Cornish College of Arts, UW Experimental College, Westlake Dance Center and has taught with Pacific Northwest Ballet's Dance Chance and Outreach Programs.

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Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelley (African Dance), originally from outside of Captetown, South Africa, has trained, performed and taught for STG since she first performed on The Paramount stage at 13 years old with the visiting group Ipintombi Zilapha. Now 20, Siya is an accomplished dancer, singer, drummer and educator. She has performed and trained with African dancers Etienne Cakpo (Benin), Lora Chiorah-Dye (Zimbabwe), Chris Daigre (modern) and Luis Sandoval (zapateo from Peru).  She was invited as a featured guest for two years with the nationally acclaimed recording artist Dan Zanes at The Moore, performed with DBR in More Music @ The Moore, and eight years of DANCE This performances. She regularly conducts dance/drumming workshops in schools and in diverse community locations throughout the Seattle area.

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DANCE This WORKSHOP (Grades 9-12)

Seattle Theatre Group and Centrum offers  

DANCE This Camp at Centrum, Port Townsend, WA

Sunday August 8- Saturday August 14, 2010

Featuring instruction from Seattle’s professional dance community with a special guest teacher from Mark Morris Dance Group in New York.

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Immerse yourself in dance!

The DANCE This camp at Centrum provides an opportunity for high-school aged dancers at all levels to study a wide range of styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere.

Students will participate in African Dance, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and Choreography workshops with dynamic professional educators.

View photos and comments from last year's Dance This experience!

Each day will include technique classes, repertory instruction and choreography workshops, with time for meals and exploring the Fort Worden campus. At the end of the week, students share their creative endeavors during a Saturday showcase for friends and family.  

WHO: The DANCE This Camp @ Centrum is open to students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2010 at ANY LEVEL of experience--from absolute beginner to advanced level. Two class levels offered.

Tuition plus room and board is $695 per participant. Scholarships are available.

Renovated Fort buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, performance and studio spaces serve as your home during your time at Centrum. The dormitories are supervised by experienced dorm counselors.

Produced by Seattle Theatre Group, DANCE This brings together teen performers, choreographers, guest  artists and teachers to share their culture through the art of dance.  The DANCE This Program started in Seattle in 1999 with a performance of cultural and contemporary dance at the Moore Theatre. It has grown into a multi-faceted program that includes performances at the Paramount Theatre, a two-week training Intensive in diverse styles and, the DANCE This Camp @ Centrum. 

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to operating Seattle's historic Paramount & Moore Theatres, presenting diverse programming and maintaining extensive Education & Community Programs. We are pleased to be partnering with Centrum for this program.

2010 CORE ARTIST FACULTY

David Leventhal

David Leventhal has danced with Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) since 1997. He performs principal roles in The Hard Nut, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and Romeo and Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare. He is a faculty member of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, and teaches technique and repertory at schools and universities. He is one of the founding teachers of MMDG's Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program, and leads classes around the world for people with Parkinson's disease. Raised in Newton, Mass., he received his early training from Boston Ballet School, and graduated from Brown University with honors in English Literature.

Rex Kinney

Rex Kinney grew up in Seattle and was introduced to hip hop at the age of 14. He has performed and choreograped for venues such as the Seahawks and Seattle Sonics/Storm Half-Time shows, PONCHO's Auction Gala, Village Theater's “The King and I,” Experience Music Project, Seattle Academy, and the main stage at KUBE 93.3 FM's Summer Jam Concert. Rex has opened for Cypress Hill, and is on the music video “Do You Want Me” by Mion Lee Drew.

He is currently the Director and Choreographer for the Shorecrest High School Dance Team, leading them to 5 District Titles and 2 WIAA State Dance/Drill Championships in 2006 and 2009, with a 3rd place ranking at Nationals in 2007. In addition, he is an instructor through Cornish College of Arts, UW Experimental College, Westlake Dance Center and has taught with Pacific Northwest Ballet's Dance Chance and Outreach Programs.

Siya

Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelley, originally from outside of Captetown, South Africa, has trained, performed and taught for STG since she first performed on The Paramount stage at 13 years old with the visiting group Ipintombi Zilapha. Now 20, Siya is an accomplished dancer, singer, drummer and educator. She has performed and trained with African dancers Etienne Cakpo (Benin), Lora Chiorah-Dye (Zimbabwe), Chris Daigre (modern) and Luis Sandoval (zapateo from Peru).  She was invited as a featured guest for two years with the nationally acclaimed recording artist Dan Zanes at The Moore, performed with DBR in More Music @ The Moore, and eight years of DANCE This performances. She regularly conducts dance/drumming workshops in schools and in diverse community locations throughout the Seattle area.

Amy ONeal

Amy O'Neal is a performer, choreographer, dance educator, and the co-director of locust (music/dance/video) with musician/composer Zeke Keeble. Amy teaches contemporary dance technique, funk, and choreography at Velocity Dance Center. She has taught and/or conducted residencies at the University of Washington, University of Oregon, Cornish College of the Arts, and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC) among others. Her work has been commissioned by Spectrum Dance Theater, Cornish Dance Theater, Moving Current (Tampa, FL), and Seattle Theatre Group. Amy has been awarded creative residencies at Bates Dance Festival, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the US/Japan Choreographers Exchange through Dance Theater Workshop and the Japan Society in NYC.  She holds a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts.  In 2009, Amy started producing work under the name AmyO/tinyrage and is premiering her first project under this name at the TBA Festival in Portland and the Northwest Film Forum in Spring 2010.

Seattle Theatre Group is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts organization.

Centrum is one of Madrona's on-campus partners - is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts organization