Danse Mécanique: Elegant Movement for Tribal Fusion Bellydance
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Experience Level: Intermediate beginner and above.
Description: This workshop will help you refine your technique and add elegance to your bellydance movement. While sharp pops and locks are an essential part of the tribal dancer’s repertoire, grace and polish are equally, if not more, important for conveying expression and feeling from the stage to the audience. Asharah will lead students through an intense warm-up that will prepare the body for fluid arm-work, well-defined isolations, and dramatic extension. We will drill smooth bellydance movements (such as arm waves, interior hip circles, and undulations) and hard contraction movements (such as chest locks and hip work in various directions), and Asharah will teach a short combination using these moves in a choreography, emphasizing flow and musical interpretation.
Adventures In Steampunk!
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Experience Level: Beginner and above.
Steampunk is considered by many to be a subdivision of the Gothic Culture, or it’s crazy next-door neighbor – regardless, it’s an exciting and inspiring genre, blending Neo-Victorian, Science Fiction, and Fantasy that offers a lot of opportunity in the realm of bellydance fusion. But once again, it’s not about just having the look, but capturing the true quality and character of Steampunk in your movement and presentation. Students will explore 3 different “personas” through mini-choreographies utilizing original and fun combinations that resonate with the essence of Steampunk: “Airship Pirate”, “Lady Adventurer” and “Coin-Operated Girl”. In addition, students will not only learn about Steampunk music and fashion, but will be able to incorporate the material into their own style with purpose, armed with building blocks to create and define their own personas.
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