As part of the Program in Dance’s fall 2019 co-curricular dance offerings, Cameron McKinney leads a Contemporary Practices class on “Contemporary/Capoeira Floorwork.” The Contemporary Practices class series explores varied techniques and approaches to contemporary dance. With a curriculum of rotating guest teachers, the course challenges students to widen their understanding of contemporary dance through physical exploration.

The Program in Dance offers weekly, drop-in co-curricular courses where members of the University community can train with professionals. Classes are FREE and open to all Princeton University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. No prior dance or movement experience needed.

No advance registration required; participants will be asked to sign in and show Princeton University ID. Participants may leave class early if needed.

These classes are not open to the general public.



Cameron McKinney, the Artistic Director of Kizuna Dance, is a New York City-based choreographer and educator. With over 14 years of Japanese language study, he created Kizuna Dance with the mission of celebrating the Japanese culture. He was recently selected as a 2019-20 U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission Creative Artist Fellow to collaborate with renowned Japanese choreographer Toru Shimazaki and present work in showcases in Japan alongside the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games’ events. He is a 2017-18 Alvin Ailey Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab Fellow and a 2018 Asian Cultural Council Individual Grantee. Cameron has presented work and taught in fifteen states and in Japan, Mexico, France, and the UK. His commissions include twice from the Joffrey Ballet School, twice from the Let’s Dance International Frontiers Festival, The Dance Gallery Festival, LIU Brooklyn, The Thacher School, and SUNY Brockport, among several others. Cameron is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Dance at Princeton University and has taught on faculty at Gibney Dance since 2016. He is currently building Nagare Technique, a training module that blends streetdance styles and contemporary floorwork. Through Kizuna Dance’s new Culture Commissions program, he also directly supports emerging artists through commissions for new works created through research-oriented explorations into the Japanese culture.

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