The Dance Enthusiast Celebrates Black Choreographers:
"Dance is my medicine ... Dance is the fist with which I fight the sickening ignorance of prejudice. Instead of growing twisted like a gnarled tree inside myself, I am able to dance out my anger and frustration." Pearl Primus
A Postcard From Pentacle
Brian Carey Chung and Kyla Barkin Outside The Studio
Outside the Studio-A Postcard from Pentaclefeaturing Brian Carey Chung and Kyla Barkin
September 18, 2012
Brian Carey Chung –
Brian Carey Chung – Artistic Director, Collective Body Dancelab
In his spare time, Brian Carey Chung is a poet. With an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, he is currently working on his first book of poems. Asked about how he got into writing poetry, he says, “When I actually started to write down my own ideas and images, I was about 25 and in love, and the world seemed to me lost for words. At 25, I was confident enough to believe that I could supply it with some.” To learn more about Brian outside of the studio check out Gallery Portraits.
Kyla Barkin – Co-Artistic Director, BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT
Kyla Barkin – Co-Artistic Director, BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT:
Kyla Barkin is a renaissance woman. A photographer, painter, dance-maker, and singer-songwriter, she is versed in the arts. Her latest pursuit outside of dance, however, has nothing to do with the arts at all. Kyla is the Secretary Treasurer of the Foundation for a Just Society. The foundation provides financial support to programming, advocacy, and education for women and girls in areas of most need around the world. Kyla had been searching for an opportunity to give back to society when she was invited to volunteer in this position. “What a blessing of an opportunity,” she says. “I don’t have the money to give back in this way but I can do so through the foundation.” For more on Kyla’s philanthropic involvement, tune in to Gallery Portraits October 8 – 19.
Brian Carey Chung
Both Artists Will Be Appearing In Fall Further at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, October 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm for Tickets and Info Click here
Brian Carey Chung's Collective Body Dance Lab is presenting his company at Manhattan Movement and Art Center on September 21 and 22nd, 2012 for Tickets and Info Click here