Countertechnique at ADF

Kira Blazek Ziaii and Joy Davis return to the American Dance Festival as Countertechnique teachers, after first encountering the technique in 2005 at ADF! Kira will lead classes the first 3 weeks, and Joy finishes up the summer with the second 3 weeks. They will also lead an Improvisation for Performance class in the afternoons. …

CalArts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance 5 Seasons Kira Blazek Mfa Dance Thesis Concert

5 Seasons

  5 Seasons is a contemporary interpretation of the Wu-Xing. Nine performers transform over the course of a metaphorical year through movement, sound, and video. This evening-length dance work explores the Wu-Xing, the Chinese fivefold conceptual schema that has been practiced over 2,000 years. Used to explain a wide variety of phenomena, it describes states …


Austin TX – Remix | Reorganize

Remix | Reorganize premieres at the Austin Dance Festival, March 5th 2016 at 5pm TBXS is bringing me back! Open Countertechnique classes offered Valentine’s weekend on UT’s campus, registration required. Click HERE to register and be my Valentine. Schedule: Feb 12th, 5:30-7pm Feb 13th,  3:30-5pm Feb 14th, 12-1:30pm  



  Dəbysi is a performance installation, premiered May 1&2, 2015 at the ASHES/ASHES Gallery in Los Angles. The work combines dance, improvisation, objects, and music to create a child-like wonderland with sordid undertones. NY designer BCALLA costumed the 4 performers who play amongst the environment supported by the collaborators: Andre Keichian (visual art), Kyle Johanson …



JUNE 13-15, 2014 I returned to my beloved home of 541 Broadway, where Douglas Dunn presented works by 5 choreographers: Jules Bakshi, Christopher Williams, Paul Singh, JinJu Song-Begin, and myself. I brought a solo made originally for the eMerge Dance Festival in Tulsa. Originally a site-specific work, I adapted the solo to fit the Soho …



BODYTRAFFIC’s Winter Intensive brought me to Los Angeles. In just three days, I led Countertechnique class,  improvisation, and created this work. Many thanks to Lillian Barbieto and the dancers. I continued this creation on Sarasota Contemporary Dance, in July 2014. Click HERE to read what Sarasota dance critic Carrie Seidman had to say after watching …