Cindy Heen, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, is adjunct faculty of dance at the U. of Central Florida, teaching for Orlando Ballets enrichment program, and teaching/choreographing competitively andrecreationally throughout Florida and California with various schools/studios. With an MFA in Dance and Choreography from Mills College in Oakland, CA, she launched her dance company in 2018 called Emergence Dance, presenting her choreography at Push Festival in San Francisco, Works in the Work in Berkeley, and East Bay Dances with Oakland Ballet. She was an artist in residence with SafeHouse Performing Arts with choreography for the UCF dance concert and the Shakespeare Theatre’s production Interstellar Cinderella.
Our goal is to foster the journey of visceral and spiritual catharsis for our
audience—sharing a unique sense of individual presence and a united sense of
community in the performative moment. Our dance intends to heal and spark the
emergence of our full potential as witnesses to the aesthetic and personal power of transformation.
Emergence Dance Company envisions how movement can be a positive force
throughout the peaks and valleys of the life cycle. We take a humanistic approach to movement and the artistic process through our commitment to technique, experiential awareness, and ritual practice. Wake Up; Awaken, is a short dance film inspired by the idea of stripping the ego and allowing one to connect to their higher self through nature and each other at a distance.
Wake Up; Awaken, is a short dance film inspired by the idea of stripping the ego and allowing one to connect to their higher self through nature and each other at a distance.
Aspire Multimedia & Photography
Director and Choreography: Cindy Heen
Cinematographer: Luke Palmieri
Dancers: Catherine Linder, Pedro Pacheco, Katarina Yuhas, Kayla Schutz, Cassidy Karins, Kayla Reyburn, Rebecca Englehart
Spoken Word: Catherine Linder
Music: “A Summer By The Sea I” Kent Wenngren ”Sway, Sway” by Heinali ”JB’s The Man (FRATTA Remix)” by Chew Fu & Bootsy Collins feat. Rev. Al Sharpton ”Fakear” by Chakra