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In Conversation with Kyle Limin

PUSH Dance Company is proud to present choreography by Kyle Limin of Call It Art on Wednesday October 28, 2020 LIVE at 6 PM. Photo by Kevin Mori

This Fall, join us for PUSHfest Global, our virtual dance festival featuring 18 choreographers from the Bay Area and beyond. From October 7 through November 18, each Wednesday evening at 6 PM meet a new group of PUSHfest Artists for dynamic conversations about dance and activism. | Tickets & More Here

Tell us a little bit about your dance background.
Call It Art is a contemporary dance company rooted in modern movement and hip hop musicality. The company’s work is often driven by music and a narrative and contrasts gestural/pedestrian moments with intricate and vigorous dance phrases.

What can audiences look forward to seeing in your work at PUSHfest?
DRAMA told through intricate choreography.

What are the major sources of inspiration for your choreography? What are you curious about?
Storytelling, an irresistible beat, and investigating/adapting to the way my body moves each passing year.

What does your work respond to or activate within this world or yourself?
Call It Art creates work that emboldens a diversity of dancers, both artistically and culturally, to tell stories that resonate with equally diverse audiences.

What advice would you pass on to an aspiring choreographer?
Study dance theory, experiment, and challenge yourself.

Learn more:
Instagram: @graykiddo
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Kyle Limin is an Educator, Choreographer, and Performing Artist with a focus on contemporary and hip hop dance. He continues to contribute over a decade’s worth of work to his hometown, San Francisco, and the greater Bay Area. He directs his own company, Call It Art, and teaches at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance Mission Theater, and Nor Cal Dance Arts. In addition, he teaches in schools ranging from elementary to university level.