FOCO with YIN YUE
Monday - Friday from 9:30 - 11am
October 17 - November 2
at abrasiveMedia (438 Houston Street, suite 257, Nashville, TN 37203)
Yin was born and raised in China, where she studied classical ballet technique, Chinese classical and folk dance at Shanghai Dance School and at Shanghai Normal University. In 2005, she was ranked among the top ten performers in the National Dance Competition in Yunnan. Frustrated with rigidity of Chinese dance education system and told that with her petite frame she could never be a professional dancer, she moved to New York City to pursue MFA in contemporary dance at New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts.
Yin incorporates elements of Mongolian and Tibetan folk dance styles: elements such as “horse riding” steps from Mongolian dance, “prayer” body posture from Tibetan dance with its signature arm flipping, tilting and dragging movement styles made way into her contemporary choreography.
Transformed by Yin’s individual sensitivity and expressive approach, these elements became the inspiration and root material for her own, very personal style, in which she strives to achieve combination of grace, and effortless and strong physical power in which she finds harmony and balance.