KYL/D is excited to return to Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center with a robust variety of signature danceworks spanning the company’s history, including choreography by Kun-Yang Lin paired alongside works by KYL/D senior dance artists Evalina (Wally) Carbonell and Weiwei Ma. Lauded as being “at the pinnacle of Philadelphia’s outstanding dance community” (Philadelphia Inquirer), you don’t want to miss this dynamic concert of world-class dance that integrates virtuosity with humanity.
Meet the Artists
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) is one of the country’s premier contemporary Asian-American dance companies, based in Philadelphia. Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, KYL/D probes at the limits of national identity. Drawing upon Eastern philosophies, Founder & Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin’s zen-inspired practice of dance manifests in lush works of poetic sensibility that The New York Times says “create and inhabit worlds of their own.” Lin draws upon insights from his ongoing research throughout Asia, creating a personal movement language that is suffused with strong spiritual underpinnings.
The KYL/D ensemble is trained in the company’s unique CHI Awareness Practice that is deeply rooted in Asian art forms and contemplative practices. The company has performed throughout the U.S. and around the world, including at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, Interlochen Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Tanzmesse International Dance Festival (Dusseldorf), Busan International Dance Festival (Korea), Jogia International and AsiaTri festivals (Indonesia), Festival Internacional de Danza in Queretaro (Mexico), Victoria Theatre (Singapore), and HsinChu Performing Arts Center (Taiwan).
KYL/D’s community programs include performances locally and on tour, classes at its dance center- CHI Movement Arts Center in South Philadelphia, a quarterly presenting series for emerging and established artists called the Inhale Performance Series, and youth and adult educational programming focused on mindfulness-based movement, called CHI Dance.
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