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 has toured across the globe teaching and performing in Europe, Asia and South America. In 2012, Vive decided to focus his work in New York City where he has performed at notable venues including The Shed, 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 aspires to cultivate a space for artists to tune in with how they feel and connect it to their movement. The warm up is a culmination of meditative exercises, a choreographed flow of movement inspired by Qi-Gong, while implementing elements of deconstructed ballet and jazz vocabulary. Vive emphasis improvisation, introducing various tasks for the dancer to research for themselves. There are elements of floorwork worked into the warm up and across the floor. The phrase work is an exploration of contemporary movement, which can be described as Flow and Floor. Each part of class lends itself to the next, so there is continuous movement, learning and growth.