Sadé Alleyne of Alleyne Dance (she/her)

Mondays 5 & 19 February

Alleyne Dance. Photo Koonépics

About Alleyne Dance

Alleyne Dance (AD) is a UK based company with an international reach, founded in 2014 by award winning dancers and twin sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. The choreographic aesthetic reflects the sisters diverse background in athleticism and dance training. Within their abstract contemporary construct, Alleyne Dance blend West African, Caribbean, Hip Hop, Kathak and Circus Skills, delivered as fast paced and dynamic movement. They infuse lyrical and fluid motion, layered with rhythm and textures in physically powerful, yet graceful performances.

Alleyne Dance strives for high quality and excellence as the Company delivers its three main objectives: performance, participation and development. In 2023, Alleyne Dance were winners of Black Female Icons of Lewisham with Brockley Max and The Mayor of London, and the Company also received the award for Best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards.

The Company has five main works currently being presented: Stage productions A Night’s Game and The Other Side of Me, award-winning film (Re)United and outdoor production BONDED. A new stage production, Far From Home, premiered in Autumn 2022. Alleyne Dance are currently working on high profile commissions for renowned Martha Graham Company (USA), Phoenix Dance Company (UK), and the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture 2022. Other recent commissions include the 2019 Bench commission with 2Faced Dance Company.

Class description

Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture

This is a physical contemporary class, which will involve strong, complex and technical sequences in and out of the floor, focusing on quality, initiation, performance and stamina. Each session will begin with a different aspect of movement study, focusing on the articulation of hands, isolations, spirals, breath and flying. Improvisation will also be explored as part of self development, stemming from a physical intention.

The desired outcomes for the workshop are to develop the dancers' creative mind, driven from passion, determination, strength, musicality and most importantly an intention and honesty in whatever choice they make during the session.

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