awareness, alignment, stretching, strengthening, cardio, coordination, and so much sweaty fun
morning workout is open to all regardless of dance experience and can be adapted for many bodies and abilities
$5-10 suggested donation (cash or Venmo: @Hana-vanderKolk)
Oakwood Community Center, Troy, NY
Many teachers and colleagues work informs radial diamond kinetics. I do my best to acknowledge my biggest influences in every class, though there are so many and some of the threads are not entirely traceable, so it does not always happen entirely. My background is in North American and European experimental dance and performance art, but this lineage is laced with complex dynamics of hybridization, influence, and appropriation from Eastern contemplative and movement practices, West African dance forms, Black American social dance, and European folk dance/ritual, among others. I do my best to name the complex histories of movement & meditation forms and practices being learned, borrowed, hybridized, and appropriated under white supremacy, while acknowledging the impossibility of entirely pulling apart the influences and arriving at some kind of pure and moral movement of the body or state of being. My intention with rdk is to offer participants a multifaceted body/mind/heart/community practice that invites them into an expanded relationship with themselves and other bodies, rather than to learn or master a particular form or be able to claim expertise of any kind.