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Summer 2020


Kids ages 4-10, Pack your day-bag, and get ready to travel to Japan with KineoLab!



Arts Voyage Rochester presents a classic Japanese tale of adventure and heroism, Momotaro. This is a story about a boy who having been sent to an old couple in a giant peach, saves his village from Oni (ogres) with the help of friends he meets along the way. The story highlights the power of teamwork and friendship and teaches that when we work together we can accomplish much more than we can apart. Students will engage traditional Japanese art forms such as origami, bunraku puppetry, and calligraphy. 

About Arts Voyage Rochester

KineoLab's KineoKids invites you on a journey of epic proportions. A voyage of intrigue and discovery through imaginary worlds made real. Where storybooks come to life through the performing and visual arts, and the adventures are as big as the imagination of the adventurer. Arts Voyage Rochester offers an exciting and dynamic program where students can express themselves through dance, storytelling and visual art.


During the week, students take daily classes in dance, storytelling, and visual arts; enjoy storytime along with a yummy treat; and ultimately combine their efforts to produce a small-scale end-of-week production for family and friends.


Our expert faculty has years of training and experience in dance and education. We draw from many years of working with students of all ages and abilities, to establish a safe and supportive environment in which students can grow and thrive as they learn to master their movement and environment.

Curtis Stedge

Curtis is a dancer, choreographer, educator, researcher, and an arts manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Dance and Business Administration from SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, NY), a Master of Arts in Arts Management from the University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY), an MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland (College Park, MD), and a CMA in Laban Movement Analysis from the Laban Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies (New York, NY). He is currently working toward certification as a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist or BC-DMT, with Kinections (Rochester, NY).

As a professional dancer Curtis has toured regionally as a principal with Geomantics Dance Theater (Rochester, NY). From 2005 to 2011, he studied contemporary dance and Laban Movement Analysis intensively with CMA Richard Haisma. He has also studied with Christopher K Morgan, Adriane Fang, PEARSONWIDRIG DanceTheater, Elizabeth Streb, Catherine Burge, Troika Ranch, Ruth Solomon, and Wally Cardona.

As an educator Curtis has taught both arts management and dance at the undergraduate level in higher education, and has taught dance extensively to people of all ages and backgrounds. Curtis' areas of research interest include the choreographic process, dance and community, dance and peacebuilding, as well as dance and placemaking.

Curtis is the Founder, Artistic/Executive Director of KineoLab.

Rebecca Hall

Ms. Hall holds  Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a Master of Education in English as Second or other Language from Canisus College, and a certification in Elementary Education from New York State. She is currently an ESOL Teacher in the Phelps Clifton-Springs Central School District. She is an avid traveler and has taught ELA in Seoul, South Korea


Rebecca holds a black belt in Taekwondo.


Nanako Horikawa Mandrino

Originally from Sapporo, Japan, Nanako is a Rochester-based freelance dance artist, who graduated from The College at Brockport, SUNY with a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Theater. She was the recipient of the Santo Giglio Choreography Award and was recognized as the Departmental Scholar in Dance.


Since graduating from Brockport, Nanako had danced for Mariah Maloney Dance and Geomantic Dance Theater, and currently works with KineoLab, BIODANCE, Heather Roffe Dance, Hanlon Dance & Company (HaDCo), and Another River Interdisciplinary Ensemble. She also dances with individual artists including Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Natalia Lisina, and Mariko Yamada. Additionally, Nanako had the privilege to perform in productions such as “Les Enfants Terribles” and “Orfeo ed Euridice” with Eastman Opera Theatre, “Life is a Dream” directed by Frank Kuhn, and “Rosa Luxemburg” with Theatre Sennen Oukoku.


As a choreographer, Nanako co-produced ”WA” and performed with Yuko Hashimoto and Kanako Horikawa, touring Europe and Japan. Her recent works have been presented during the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, Vision of Sound, and Dances at MuCCC. Nanako is also a certified Projective Kineticist (CPK) in Projective Kinetics Analysis and Training (PKAT), directed by Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) Richard Haisma.

Camp Details

Cost: $180 

Pay up front or hold your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Click the "Register Now" button to fill-out an application. After submitting, an invoice will be emailed to you.

There are only 15 spots available each week, so book soon!



Daily Schedule



@ Kinections Dance/Movement Studio

718 University Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

If you have any questions or would like more information please let us know.

Thank you! We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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