Mystery in Movement * Sat Aug 11, 5-7p
Bring it Together: Dancing in Groups! * Sun Aug 12, 1-3p
Rin is rooted in twenty years of exposure to a diverse array of movement styles, overlapping a decade of belly dance experience. She started belly dancing at Sahara Dance in Washington, DC, in 2007 and has since become faculty at the studio. From 2010-2013, Rin danced as a member of Raqs Caravan Urban (RCU), a high-energy urban fusion troupe based at Sahara Dance and directed by Ebony Qualls. She additionally worked to hone a technical foundation for Tribal Fusion style belly dance through extensive training with Rachel Brice of Portland, OR, in her 8 ElementsTM program and various intensives. Rin holds with her the intention to remain as focused, generous, and compassionate as her instructors. As curiosity accelerated, Rin began expanding even more toward contemporary styles of fusion in belly dance and beyond. Her unique style has led her to contribute choreography for multiple dance collaborations and projects, including the theatrical production Bellydance Evolution (BDE), with which she has performed in the U.S. and internationally in Mexico, Japan, Netherlands, and Morocco. Rin is a contributing choreographer for BDE’s unusual rendition of Alice in Wonderland, as well as their newest touring production, Fantasm: Odyssey of Dreams.
Rin has come to find her own voice in dance with an evolving style she currently describes as experimental fusion. In recent years, her musical ear has brought her on a new journey of composing music electronically. In 2015, Rin formed Myriad, an experimental fusion dance project featuring artistically diverse casts of dancers and set to original, electronically-composed music. Myriad opens a world of opportunity for Rin to experiment with her love of music and dance composition with a group of open-minded dancers from around the world. Through learning, teaching, and collaborating, Rin continues to share her appreciation for movement and its inevitable connection with all aspects of life. With this in mind, she works to foster environments in which dancers can feel personally inspired by curiosity to develop their own vision.