Andrea Peña

Andrea Peña

Kairos

About the Company

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Andrea Peña began training in classical ballet at Ballet Anna Pavlova in Bogota. Upon moving to Canada, she continued studying in Vancouver with ProArte Performing Arts and graduated from Alonzo Kings Lines Ballet’s Professional Training Program in San Francisco. As part of her artistic shaping, she has also trained under the American Ballet Theatre, Cuban National Ballet, Rome Opera, Toronto Dance Theatre and has participated

in the Banff Centre’s Professional Development Program. Following her training years, her professional career includes work as an artist with Ballet BC in Vancouver, Project 20, Vancouver City Dance Theatre, and more recently having finished a season with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal to bring focus on her choreographic career.

Her work as a dancer and artist is now aimed at making personal and independent

multifaceted choreographic projects. A student of industrial design her work roots from collaborations with dancers from various backgrounds as well as artists in different mediums. Her artistic vision is to challenge physicality by exploring the conversation between movement and experiential design, creating choreography that breathes as live installation.

 

About the Piece

Kairos explores the manifestation of individuality in a homogeneous society. The piece carries the artists and audience through a journey of human expression toward a realization of the individual amid the constraints of social systems and structures, championing self-awareness alongside peaceful coexistence in the face of modern isolation and alienation. By creating a space of complementarity through kinesthetic repetition and physical synchronicity, Kairos hopes to touch its audiences and transport them to a world of raw individuality, exploring the coruscating harmonies of solitude and community in waves of movement that mirror the bonded moments of shared or mutual consciousness.

Visually, this 25-minute contemporary dance piece is influenced by martial arts and particularly Kung Fu. Kairos was created in collaboration with a host of multidisciplinary specialists including Kung Fu master Christian Tapeanau, Colombian costume designer and architect Ricardo Vera, the five dancers who perform the work and Paris-based sound composer Marc Bartissol, who composed a score specifically for this piece. The choreographic project received generous funding from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec.

 

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About the Company

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Andrea Peña began training in classical ballet at Ballet Anna Pavlova in Bogota. Upon moving to Canada, she continued studying in Vancouver with ProArte Performing Arts and graduated from Alonzo Kings Lines Ballet’s Professional Training Program in San Francisco. As part of her artistic shaping, she has also trained under the American Ballet Theatre, Cuban National Ballet, Rome Opera, Toronto Dance Theatre and has participated

in the Banff Centre’s Professional Development Program. Following her training years, her professional career includes work as an artist with Ballet BC in Vancouver, Project 20, Vancouver City Dance Theatre, and more recently having finished a season with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal to bring focus on her choreographic career.

Her work as a dancer and artist is now aimed at making personal and independent

multifaceted choreographic projects. A student of industrial design her work roots from collaborations with dancers from various backgrounds as well as artists in different mediums. Her artistic vision is to challenge physicality by exploring the conversation between movement and experiential design, creating choreography that breathes as live installation.

About the Piece

The contextual basis of Kairos extends from an observed interest in the global manifestation of the individualistic self within a larger, homogeneous group. With in this society, one that requires complementarity between its members, we find the omnipresence of a void, between what in theory the application of coexistence could be, and its actual application today. Kairos is an exploration and a choreographic depiction of the manifestation of individuality within a homogeneous society.

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