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ABOUT
KIZUNA DANCE

ARTISTIC
DIRECTOR

CAMERON MCKINNEY

Cameron McKinney is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and author from Memphis, TN. His
choreographic
as Artistic
Director
of Kizuna
DanceCameron
has been McKinney
presented twice
by 2014.
the
Kizuna Dance is a NYC‐based contemporary
dancework
company
founded
by Artistic
Director
in June
Dance International
Frontiers
Festival (UK),
and by the
Performatica
Festivalfocused
(Mexico),
Kizuna Dance boasts a roster of eightLet’s
multi‐cultural
performers
and professional
educators
who
are consistently
on
The
Japan
Society,
Gibney
Dance,
Movement
Research,
The
Moving
Beauty
Series,
Bailout
enriching and empowering their communities through performances, outreach activities, and cultural dialogue.
Theater, Dixon Place, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, Nazareth College, Triskelion
Arts, NACHMO, RAW:Brooklyn, Ready or Not, and The Ailey Citigroup Theater, among many
The mission of the company is to transform
thehas
Japanese
culture and the
work
of Japanese
artists
into contemporary
dance.
others. He
been commissioned
twice
by the
Let's Dance
International
Frontiers Festival
Kizuna Dance brings the Japanese culture
lifeand
ontwice
stageby
through
the median
of a contemporary
floorwork
vocabulary,
in thetoUK
the Joffrey
Ballet School,
as well as by the
Steffi Nossen
School which
of
blends elements of breaking, lofting,Dance
and house
with modern
dance (NYC)
sensibilities.
Artistic Director
McKinney
(NY), dance
The Moving
Beauty Series
and SpectorDance
Studio Cameron
(CA). Cameron
was
brings his dynamic and idiosyncratic chosen
movements
to as
theone
works,
them
resonate
with physicality,
humanity,inhumor,
in 2015
of 10 making
promising
emerging
choreographers
to participate
Doug and
intricacy. Intensive.
Varone's DEVICES Choreographic
purposeful
level of effort, whether
in the ground,
through
fluid by
isolations
In three short years, the company has toured across six "His
states
and internationally
in Mexico
andmoving
the UK.
Hailed
the
and
waves,
or
slowing
down
into
pantomimed
comedy,
is
mesmorizing."
Stewardship Report as “compositionally fascinating”, “beautifully crafted”, and “intricately detailed”, Kizuna
Dance has been
‐ The Stewardship Report
presented twice by the Let's Dance International Frontiers Festival, and by Performatica, Movement Research, Gibney Dance,
Nazareth College, Denmark Arts Center, The Japan Society, Center for Performance Research, The Wassaic Summer Project
His
movement
blendsBeauty
house Series,
dance, capoeira,
and contemporary
floorwork.
He speaks
Japanese
has taught
Festival,
The Moving
Ailey Citigroup
Theater, Triskelion
Arts,
and Dixon
Place,and
among
others.internationally
The companyinhas
Japan, Mexico, and the UK. Domestically,
he hasin
taught
in six states,
and primarily
in NYC
at Gibney Dance, Williamsburg
held
residencies
New
York,
New
Jersey,
Maine,
and
Connecticut.
Movement and Arts Center, Mark Morris, 100 Grand, BAX with Dance to the People, and RoCM Dance. He has been on faculty at
the Joffrey Ballet School's JOFFREY EXPERIENCE Intensive, the Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz & Contemporary Program, the
Kizuna
Dance isExperience
rapidly emerging
oneSouthern
of the innovative
youngFestival,
companies
New York scene
by constantly pushing the
Contemporary
Intensive,asthe
Vermont Dance
andon
thethe
Performatica
Festival.
of what
is deemed
possible
by an emerging
2017School,
will beand
thereturned
company's
most
ambitious
year
date, a
Inboundaries
2017, Cameron
received
his second
commission
from thecompany.
Joffrey Ballet
to the
United
Kingdom
to to
co‐lead
featuring
New York
CityThis
and year,
tourshe
towill
Boston,
Seattle,
andclasses
California.
company
will
also again
workshop performances
on Developing throughout
Your Choreographic
Voice.
also teach
guest
at theThe
Dance
Complex
in Boston,
at
be Dance
presented
overseas
in Allegro
Leicester,
UK in 2018.
Purdue University in Indiana, at Spectrum
Theater
and the
Performing
Arts Academy in Seattle, and at Middlebury
College. In 2018, Cameron will lead guest workshops in Leicester, UK as well as in Monterey and Ojai, California.
www.cameronmckinneydance.com