With Kelly King
Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance Kelly King will guide you to shed light on individual personal experiences through physical movement and expression by answering the question: Why Not Me? The workshop will inspire you to create language and movement that will inform your creative process as you explore and share personal beliefs and experiences through writing, dance, and discussion. Prior dance experience is not needed or expected.
Saturday, September 16th from 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Our programs are based on suggested donation, and are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.
About Kelly King
Kelly King, Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance, makes dances for theatre, film, stage, and street… and all the places people go in-between. Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor.
For over 10 year she has worked with teachers and students on adaptive movement bringing dance to all types of students. She has founded three danced schools, including the CityDance Center at Strathmore (2004) and Contradiction Dance (2007), led countless professional development workshops for educators nationwide, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities (2006-2008), and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz and modern dance (2006-2009).
Currently, Kelly teaches beginners through professional levels of dance to students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, including adults with disabilities. She also leads Moving Dialogues workshops to engage and empower non-dancers in the artistic process through their own writing and movement. As a trainer in arts integration, she leads workshops designed to create the next generation of master educators for the Learning Alliance (Florida) and Story Tapestries (Nationwide). Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, and JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.
Choreography Credits include: Kennedy Center: Objects of Hope; The Phillips Collection: In the Flesh, Shapes in Space; Round House Theatre: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lord of the Flies; Over The Line Festival: Objects of Hope, Homemade; Source Festival: Hallmark Dreams, Other Life (Film); St. Mary’s College: Polaroid Stories, Dancing on the Earth, Objects of Hope; Adventure Theatre: The Little Engine That Could; Forum Theatre: Bobrauschenbergamerica; Constellation Theatre: The Love of the Nightingale, Scapin, The Fire and the Rain; GEICO: Annual Benefits (Film); Anacostia Arts Center: Walk a Mile; Site Specific: #DanceAboutDC series, BOUNDARIES.
Kelly serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member.www.contradictiondance.com