“The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale”

 An Original Dance Theatre Adaptation

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In their 8th year of delivering unique, inspiring and high-energy performances, Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions is excited to introduce their first Dance Theatre Production of The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, an Original Dance Theatre Adaptation with the local communities and people who come from all over the state of Maine to see it. With a riveting added twist to the story, never before seen or told, this dance company blends multiple dance styles, music and format to retell this epic classic on stage – NOT to be missed.

Written, choreographed and directed by Kea Tesseyman (Owner of Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions), she lets the audience in on the background of the making of this Original Adaptation:

“When I was nine, I received The Lion King soundtrack from the Disney classic for Christmas and my parents did everything they could to keep me from crashing off of couches and tables as I bounced around the house as my favorite animals, uplifted and inspired by the music and story of The Lion King,” Tesseyman, long time teacher in her 16th year of instructing and an innovator of choreography and student connection to movement, reflects on her first years becoming inspired by this classic story. “I think I always had a fondness for these tales that brought the hero out of the under dog, the epic challenges to rise above trials and tribulations, or preserve the sacredness of the earth – the classic battle between light and dark, good vs evil. When life handed me particular challenges, these stories were sort of my inspiration that I wasn’t just surviving through hard times, but rising above them, growing integrity, grit and grace in all that I did, to become better for myself and those around me.”

Tesseyman was inspired two years ago by the music from the Original Broadway Cast of The Lion King. “The music lifted my chest and as tears poured down my face – I knew it was time for me to bring this story to the stage – and do it justice. I reflected on a project I created a few years ago – a Dance and Short Film Event, Power Performance, where we addressed the “bullying epidemic” and how a bully becomes a bully. This thought came back to me when thinking of the character from The Lion King, Scar. Was he always so hateful and full of evil? Or did something happen to him that hurt him so deeply and changed him into the character everyone loves to hate? Then there’s the beloved and honorable King Mufasa, who rules with integrity and dignity, who is also shown in a different light – was he always so honorable?

“My belief is that integrity is grown through living life on life’s terms and while we may not always make the right choices at first, it’s up to us to learn from them and make a point to choose right the next chance we get. I also believe that pain, suffering and loss can create so much hurt that the easy way out is hate and resentment – the hard way out is to forgive and accept. While that’s still a choice we can make, they don’t call it a “hard choice” for no reason.”

Tesseyman thoughtfully intertwines everyday challenges for humans into these fantasy characters on stage, and her hope is to bring the audience onto the stage with her company, to feel, identify and think about how they can relate to one or multiple characters during the show, and be a part of the story, even from the seats. “I think because it’s hard to forgive those that hurt us, and it’s hard to accept what is, it makes those who chose love over hate, light over dark, and freedom over suffering, who we are and makes us great in time. See what happens when these characters who you can identify with, choose one way over the other on stage, and they won’t seem so much like animals by the time the curtains close.”

Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Production’s Original Dance Theatre Adaptation of The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, will give the audience the company’s view of the fragile preservation of the beauty and good in the world, which is our responsibility to maintain for the generations ahead. With uplifting songs and dance scenes showcasing the pride of the animals and their love of the earth, this incredible story of The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, an Original Dance Theatre Adaptation, will revoke the age-old story of good versus evil,
light versus dark, the thin line in which they meet and the moral dilemmas that come with following you heart, seeking the truth, finding your power and having the courage to do the right thing.

With a cast of over fifty dancers ranging in ages from 6 to 60, using styles ranging from Horton, Contemporary, African and Broadway Jazz, to Hip Hop, Krumping, Martial Arts and Ballroom and more, this two hour Dance Theatre Production is jam packed with incredible characters that will make you laugh and cry, jump in shock, fall in love and hopefully – get up and dance!

THE LION KING, A BROTHERS’ TALE

WHEN AND WHERE

Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions Presents The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, an Original Dance Theatre Adaptation, opening at the Strom Auditorium in Rockport Maine, Saturday December 2nd at 7:00pm (seating starts at 6:30pm) and Sunday December 3rd at 2:00pm (seating starts at 1:30pm). Running time is 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Tickets are available in advance online at www.kineticenergyalive.com, at Zoot Coffee on Elm Street in Camden, or at the door. Strom Auditorium at CHRHS is located at 25 Keelson Drive in Rockport, Maine.

FOR YOU

A great show for the family, date night and all ages!

ABOUT KINETIC ENERGY ALIVE DANCE PRODUCTIONS

Founded in 2010, Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions is a place to come to belong, to unleash your inner power, grace and strength, and to gain skills and confidence to step onto the dance floor. Harboring an encouraging and supportive learning environment full of inspiration, quality dance education, and well-rounded classes for many age groups, you can choose from group lessons or private training with Founder/Director Kea Tesseyman.

Their mission is to provide long lasting opportunities for anyone who has a desire to dance. To share movement-art that nourishes the people whom they teach and perform for, while instilling core values of confidence, love, respect, courage and honesty into their students. Providing the locomotive for growth through a variety of dance class styles and formats that have something for everyone, they are able to communicate real-life stories, messages and art through dance, and uniquely, through each individual who stands up and says, “I love to dance!”

“THRILLER ON PEARL STREET”

 3rd Annual Thriller Flash Mob

“The Lion King” an Original Adaptation

OPEN CASTING CALL

 FOR ALL IN THE COMMUNITY!

Two-Part Open Casting For ANYONE interested in being a part of “The Lion King” Production.
Schedule for Casting:
1)  Wednesday: 3:00 – 5:15pm Casting for ALL dancers (Attendance at this casting is preferred, recommended & encouraged, so you receive a well-rounded experience of our casting process for this production!)
OR
2) Thursday: 9:00 – 10:30am:  (For any dancers who are unable to make Wednesday group class)
WEDNESDAY: ANY NEW DANCERS,  ALL AGES WELCOME + Original Cast Members are required to attend($15.00)
  • 3:00 – 3:30pm:  Introduction to the layout of the show and story line of the production
  • 3:30 – 4:00pm:  Hear all available roles, scenes we are casting for and rehearsal schedule.
  • 4:00 – 5:00: Experience a Horton Class  (class begins sharp at 4:00pm) (This class is the basic format of technical training for all dancers who wish to be a part of the production.)
  • 5:00 – 5:15pm: Any questions and registration for the Wednesday Horton Class (5 week June session: $75.00 – please have check, card or cash ready.  Checks payable to Kinetic Energy Alive)
Thursday: 9:00 – 10:30am: For any students who are unable to make the Wednesday Group class.  This is a shorter version of the Wednesday class & combines all of the pertinent information along with a sample of movement and technique.
Email kineticenergyalive@gmail.com to put your name on the list for casting:
Please write:
In subject line:  LION KING CASTING
In Body of email:
1) your name
2) Age
3) If you are attending Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:15  OR Thursday, 9:00 – 10:30am
Thank you!

Grit & Grace II: The Evolution

5th Annual Dance Student Showcase

May 12th & 13th,
Camden Opera House, 7pm

Come to an extraordinary event to celebrate our 5th Annual Dance Student Showcase and the students of Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions who have been working since September to create dances that hold versatile meanings of evolution in all aspects of life!

Join our Facebook event & be a part of the conversation on how YOU have personally experienced evolution in your life! Watch videos and catch sneak peek previews of our student’s and their work on our trek to the stage!

About:
From the a fun review of Hip Hop songs ranging from the 70’s to current day by our Adult Hip Hop students, to the growing skills that our awesome Kids classes have learned in just one year, to the incredible talent and breakthrough performances by individuals and groups, we present to you 22 different concepts of evolution in form, story and music.
Giving you uplifting entertainment and soul rocking real-life moments made into moving pieces of art, we offer “The Evolution” as a portal to laughter, excitement, reflection and self-inquiry for the audience to identify with, relate to and be inspired by. This dance performance will take you on a journey of what it truly means to adapt, evolve, and grow.

Styles:
We have solos, duets and special group performances. Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz Fusions, Breaking and freestyle.

Open to all:
Our students range in ages from 6 – 65 and our student body of 55 performers will definitely keep you entertained & grooving for this 1.5 hour Dance Event!

Intermision foods and beverages by donation only are available at intermission, plus buy a ticket for our hearty raffle, full of dance wear SCHWAGGG and more goodies to raise money for the students!

We hope to see you there!

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Thriller

THRILLER CLASS

& FLASH MOB HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE

Learn the Michael Jackson THRILLER Dance in this step-by-step 7 week class that teaches you the actual dance from the MJ Video!  In this series, each move will be broken down and by the end of the seven weeks you will be able to do the whole THRILLER dance at your Halloween Party or event!  Join us on Halloween night, Monday October 31st for a Flash Mob right in Camden!  (Details given at the class.)

SIGN UP HERE!

“THE LION KING” AUDITION CLASS

FREE COMMUNITY DANCE THEATER OPPORTUNITY

Sunday, November 13th, 12:00 – 4:00pm

Join our Dance Performance Theater Group! Be a part of our original adaptation of “The Lion King”

This epic show comes to life at Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions this fall!

This amazing story will take the stage December 2017.  AUDITION-CLASS & Casting ROLES, November 13th, 2016.

CALLING ALL DANCERS & ACTORS!

Open To The Entire Community – No Expeirence Needed!

Audition** for main roles and full show casting.  Many animals needed.

NO STUDENT TURNED AWAY!  Dancers/actors will learn a series of techniques,

movements and sample different characters in this Audition-Class!**

Audition-Class: Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00 – 4:00pm.

Registration Cost: FREE!!

Teens & Adults (12 & up): Registration:12:00pm / audition-class begins at 12:30pm

Kids (ages 5 – 11): Registration: 2:00pm / audition-class begins at 2:30pm.

How to Sign Up for the Audition-Class:  Dancers/actors need to sign up by emailing: NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 10TH PLEASE!

1) Their name & age

2) Confirmation of their attendance on November 13th

3 )The animal or role they desire – not mandatory if you don’t know yet

(** Students will follow the Audition-Class format prepared, allowing the teacher to see their ability and style so students can be placed in the most suitable role.  NO student is turned away or “cut” )

Click the button below to submit your name, age and character you are interested in (you do not have to have a character in mind to take the class.)

Sign Up Here!