VIVE • CONTEMPORARY
Vivake Khamsingsavath (Vive) is a Laotian American dancer, teacher and choreographer from Brooklyn, New York. He studied dance at Binghamton University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Vive toured Europe performing with modern company Galumpha, taught workshops in Asia and South America, and worked in Los Angeles California. In 2012, Vive decided to focus his work in New York City where he has performed at notable venues including Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Broadway at Bryant Park, Battery Park, and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Vive has appeared on the Today Show, The View and Good Morning America. He was listed as one of the “Hottest Men in Dance” by The Huffington Post, featured in campaigns for The W Hotels, VISA, Nintendo and Sears. Vive served as choreographer for The US Open, Bravo TV, Bloomingdales, PUMAxMaybelline, NARS Cosmetics, TNT’s “I Am The Night”. Vive is director at Dance United, an arts organization which provides cultural dance workshops to underserved public school across NYC. Currently, Vive dances for Battery Dance Company, where he teaches “Dancing To Connect” a program which offers arts to communities throughout the world who do not have access to it. Vive aspires to share his passion for dance in hopes to inspire the world to connect to humanity
Vive approaches class from a mindful place, giving space for everyone to become aware of how they are feeling, setting intentions for the class and being clear of one’s goals. The warm up is a choreographed flow of exercises related to the style of movement. The texture, transition, and quality of movement is emphasized. It can be likened to the waves of the ocean. In this class we will explore improv, Floorwork and phrasework.