ACE Dance and Music dancer Letty has written a blog post about the new challenges shes experienced since joining the company. Heres an extract:
From the get-go, we dived straight into the creation process, beginning our journey learning the exciting movement style ofAkiko Kitamura, our choreographer. Just watching her dance is inspirational. For me its exciting to know that I am learning how to embody movement the way that she does.
Influenced by Martial Arts, Akikos style concentrates on the use of breath as well different amounts of tension in the body to execute movements with real contrasting dynamics. The idea of ON and OFF power; a relaxed body or what Akiko refers to as an empty body, in contrast with 100 percent full energy and power.