As part of the Program in Dance’s fall 2019 co-curricular dance offerings, Lily Kind leads a Contemporary Practices class on “flying low.” 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.



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Lily Kind is an independent interdisciplinary artist and performer. She does not know exactly what an economically just dance world would look like in the United States, but she believes we are far from it. She tries to shift the dance world towards greater economic justice as the assistant director (or something like it) at Urban Movement Arts in Philadelphia. She studies and teaches vernacular jazz, improvisation, and floor work accessible to a range of bodies and learning styles. She co-founded Ragtag Empire, a lindy hop start up. Her dance writing has been published on CultureBot, Thinking Dance, and Phindie.

From 2008-2013 she ran award-winning Baltimore-based dance making organization Effervescent Collective, making work in warehouses, skateparks, boxing gyms, old churches, gymnasiums, and on riverbanks. She has studied at Goucher College (BA 2009), California Institute of the Arts, Headlong Performance Institute, and Goddard College (2019 MFA Interdisciplinary Arts). Her choreography has been described as “a mix that satisfies an urban sensibility with the flavors of an old-school slumber party” (thinkingDance). Her creative process and the dances that emerge are queer, sisterly, and fun.

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