DANCE THEATRE

HYBRIDMOTION is Fueled by Experimentation

Ingredients of HDT repertory are developed through structured improv and creative play with its collaborators. Through this process, Jun and Mia mine the kinesthetic and emotional potential of each mover to tell stories and build new worlds. Our goal is to take the audience on an emotional and visual journey that transcends words.

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JUN'S style of movement is heavily influenced by Capoeira, Breaking and his training in Pilobolus Dance Theatre. This has resulted in his own form of fluid athletic modern dance. He combines lifting, sharing axis and balance to create fluid and sculptural movements. He showcases the human form as a delicate, yet sometimes explosive organism.

MIA'S particular aesthetic has resulted from years in the fine art photography world and her work as a professional Argentine tango dancer. Mia is trained in visual story telling and uses this way of seeing to ensure that movement conveys a cohesive emotional thread and concept.

 
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This is not your traditional dance company because I’m not your traditional choreographer. I’m an athlete/martial artist turned theatrical performer. I grew up watching ballet with my ballet-obsessed mother. Although I respect that form and other traditional dances as well, I want to create something that is accessible to people who aren’t typically drawn to dance.


I want to showcase the capability of the human body, as well as the emotional struggles and triumphs inherent in our everyday lives. My choreography often combines oppositional elements- It is very athletic, yet can be wrapped in a cloak of clumsiness. The themes can be dark, yet depending on your perception, you can find levity.”

-  ​Jun Kuribayashi

"More than anything I am guided by an aesthetic. Whether working with photographs, dance, or any other medium, there is a certain combination of factors that really make me tick. It’s this perfect trifecta of emotion + concept + engaging aesthetics.


I seek work that affects me on an emotional level first. That visceral reaction to art is what engages me and makes me want to see more.


After that, I look for a strong layer of content. That's what gives the work depth and captivates my curiosity.


And lastly, it has to be aesthetically compelling- just like photography, dance is a visual language when being translated between a performer and the audience.


Movement doesn't always have to be beautiful, but it does have to be communicative in a way that translates visually. When we are able to achieve all three of these components in perfect balance,

I know we have something good."

- Mia Dalglish

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