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KT '11 Summer Intensive



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Northwestern State University of Louisiana

KT '12 Summer Intensive


Info Coming Soon!


The Herd


• Tentative Class Schedule
• Course Descriptions
• Faculty
• Location
• Fees
• Contacts
• Work Study Positions
• Continued Learning Credit for Teachers
• Housing
• Concert
• Registration Information


Earn Intro to Intro to Bartenieff Fundamentals™ Certification
A prerequisite  toward earning CMA certification
 at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC.


Tentative Schedule (updated 1-31-11)


7:30pm -- Registration Meeting


8:30 - 10:00
Lab -- (Kista Tucker, Kirstin Riehl)

10:15 - 1:30
Modern Technique -- (Kista Tucker)
Modern Technique -- (TBA)

12:15 - 1:30 -- Lunch

1:30 - 3:00
LMA/BF -- (Kista Tucker)

3:15 - 4:45
Ballet -- (Kirstin Riehl)

5:00 - 6:00
Issues in Dance -- (Barry Stoneking)

6:00 - 7:30 -- Dinner

7:30 - 9:30
Repertory I -- (Kista Tucker)
Repertory II -- (Kirstin Riehl)

Morning Classes Continue. No Afternoon Classes

Afternoon (exact time TBA) -- Tech Rehearsal

6:30pm -- Call

7:30pm -- Concert


9:00 - 11:00 -- (Everyone)
Space at a local restaurant is being reserved so that workshop participants and others can gather to discuss past, current, and future interests. It's a great time to talk, inspire future events, discuss the concert, and have a good time.


Course Descriptions

Modern Technique I (Intermediate/Advanced Level)

Incorporating LMA/BF, Somatics, and a dynamically rich pallet of movement experiences designed to invigorate, inform, and inspire.  KT Warm-Ups will be a part of this experience. (Kista Tucker)

Modern Technique II
This course will be included if there are enough participants. (TBA)

Issues in Dance
Workshop participants will bring their own concerns to the course.  They can include physical participation and/or intellectual discussion.  The course can include concepts and details relating to choreography, but it can also include (though are not limited to) topics such as:  how to promote oneself; how to get a job; what are dance related kinds of work that actually pay a living wage; what does the term “professional” really mean; when should a dancer quit dancing; what are today’s trends; how can I get my leg higher; how do I determine my own range of motion; what kind of music is best for… ; the plight of the adjunct professor; what does it mean to collaborate; where is the best place for dance in the U.S., in Europe; why (for the most part) don’t women get the good jobs in dance; and more?

This course brings Laban Movement Analysis, Conditioning Principles, Pilates, and Somatics together to create individual conditioning programs.

A work from the KTD, Inc. repertory will be reconstructed and taught to workshop participants. Or, an entirely new work will be created on a group of summer intensive participants. This work will be performed by Repertory course participants in the Saturday evening concert.

LMA/BF (Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals™)
Introductory theoretic principles of LMA and BF™ are offered with a practical application approach. Movement will be observed, analyzed, and if time permits, prescribed.  BF™ will be taught, practiced, and applied to movement used throughout the Intensive, within the KT Warm-Ups in particular. This course is taught by a Certified Movement Analyst.
Note: The LMA/BF™ Course will emphasize Bartenieff Fundamentals™. The content is designed to satisfy the 15-hour prerequisite BF requirements of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies program in NYC.  Bartenieff Fundamentals ™ and their component parts will be explained, explored, and applied to movement throughout the summer intensive.

"Intro to Bartenieff Fundamentals™” is taught by Kista Tucker (CMA, RSMT, BS, MA, MFA).


This ballet class will be taught from a somatic approach. It will focus on the value of body/mind connectivity and how it can be applied to develop technical strength, increase anatomical awareness and enhance individual perfodrmance quality.



Kista Tucker (MA, MFA, CMA, RSMT) has performed and presented her work via KTd, Inc. and as a solo artist throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. She has a wide range of performance experiences, from a major role in Kurt Joost's The Green Table to Tucker's own Fractured. She received over $36,500.00 toward creating and touring a choreographic project based on the Korean War Veterans Memorial located in Washington, DC. Tucker is associated with the LIMS Management Committee and was elected to two terms on the CORD Board of Directors. She has taught at George Washington University in Washington, DC, The Ohio State University, Sam Houston State University, The University of South Florida, and SUNY College at Brockport. Tucker has presented her work for LIMS, IADMS, ISMETA, CORD, ACDFA, NDEO, and other organizations. She conducts workshops, acts in the capacity of Guest Artist within universities and other institutions, is currently working on publishing her KT Warm-Up project, and is looking forward to continuing her evening length David Lynch Project, Randolph County. Tucker has received numerous awards and commissions.

Kirstin I. Riehl  graduated from the University of Utah with her MFA in Ballet with an emphasis in teaching and choreography. During her graduate studies at the University of Utah Ms. Riehl was awarded a Teaching Assistant position in the Ballet Department. In December 2007, Ms. Riehl graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA Dance from Sam Houston State University.

Ms. Riehl is passionate about the “art of dance” and has been teaching and choreographing for the past seventeen years. Ms. Riehl has extensive training in Ballet, Modern, Laban, and is a certified Pilates instructor. Ms. Riehl began her formal ballet training in the Royal Academy of Dance method and has completed all her primary through major exams. She continued her training abroad at Bush Davies School of the Arts in East Grinstead, England. Upon moving back to the U.S. she danced in New York City. Ms. Riehl furthered her dance training at North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Houston Ballet Academy. She has performed in various roles and productions that include; Alice in Wonderland, La Fille Mal Gardée,“Pas de Quatre Small Swans” in Swan Lake, Giselle, Carmen and the Nutcracker en tour with North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as two seasons with the Houston Ballets’ Nutcracker at the Wortham Center, Houston TX. Ms. Riehl has directed and choreographed original works and renditions of Cinderella, Giselle, Wizard of Oz, An American in Paris, and Swan Lake

During the summer, Ms. Riehl travels teaching as a guest artist at various summer intensives and works in the community advocating the Arts.

Barry Stoneking -- info is on its way.



Northwestern State University of Louisiana
150 Central Avenue
CAPA Building/ NSU Theatre & Dance
Natchitoches, LA 71497





Jane Norman
Phone: 318-357-4483
Fax: 318-357-5906
Administrative Assistant
Department of Theatre and Dance

Kirstin Riehl
Phone: 318-357-6783

Barry Stoneking
Phone: 318-357-5788

Kista Tucker
Phone: 585-330-7751


Work Study Positions

Contact Barry Stoneking at for information.


Continued Learning Credit for Teachers

Contact Kirstin Riehl at for information.



$175 per week for Housing

$140 per week for Meals (3 meals daily)



Participants are encouraged to send an audition DVD by April 15 of works they would like to have included in the concert.  DVD’s can be sent earlier so that participants can plan their own rehearsals prior to the KT’11SI.  There is no specific time limit for the work, but it would work best if the piece was no more than 10-12 minutes in duration.  Shorter is fine. We want to include as many dances as possible without making the concert too long.  Contact KTd, Inc. at if your work is longer than 12 min.

There is no audition fee.

Both KT’12SI Repertory classes will perform in this concert. 

Full-time participants can attend the concert for free.

Ticket price for non-full-time participants is $10.00


Registration Form

Contact Barry Stoneking at or Kirstin Riehl at for information.

Click here for PDF of Registration Form






Stay Tuned! More detailed information will be posted soon!


Call 585-330-7751 or write for the most up-to-the-minute details.

(Subject to change)


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