WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCE
JULY 22 - 23 2017
The First Annual
Elegant Creatures of Belly Dance Weekend
Two Days of Workshops and a Saturday Night Show
The Elegant Creature Feature 2017
featuring Moria Chappell
TRIBAL FUSION HULA finds its roots in ancient hula, which was a temple dance performed to extensive chanting and drumming. Its origins can be traced all the way back to India via Thailand, Indonesia, and the Polynesian islands. Moria teaches fundamental hula footwork, hip sways, and hand and arm articulation in its ancient style and then fuses it with avante guard tribal fusion choreography.
TRIBAL FUSION HULA is an excellent way to add mystery, vitality, and great percussion to your dance repertoire.
As a harbinger of this specific style of fusion, Moria was the first to bring these two aspects of movement together and teaches the ways in which she learned, created, and now performs this unique combination of esthetics.
Passed from Guru to student for thousands of years, Odissi Indian Temple Dance is one of the oldest classical dance forms on Earth. Moria spends time annually in Orissa (the homeland of Odissi) intensively studying and performing this exquisite dance as well as researching and learning weekly from her Indian-born guru in America, Ratna Roy, who was a pupil of the last living Mahari (sacred temple dancer).
This Odissi Temple Dance Fusion workshop is designed for you to learn Odissi’s most fundamental combinations and exercises and how they can be applied to your Tribal Bellydance Fusion performance and practice.
Learn the body isolations, temple stance, Odissi posture, sacred geometry and mudras of this ancient devotional dance and how it can be applied to modern music and movement.
FINE TUNING is where techniques and combinations are drilled to improve fluid movements while keeping the hands intentionally placed and expressive, the head and shoulders aligned, and the arms fluid and strong—all the while maintaining strength and control in the hips and abdomen.
As the last step in refining your dance, and thus your segue to professionalism, this class focuses on the polished moves that make a dancer exquisite to watch.
ADVANCED LAYERING AND SHIMMY TECHNIQUES is a workshop designed for the more experienced dancer who is looking to expand her movement vocabulary and push her ability to the max.
Topics include musicality in layering; playing different rhythms and tempos within different sections of the body to create orchestrated movement; layering shimmies with precision on virtually every part of the body; and footwork and patterns as part of the layering extravaganza!
ADVANCED LAYERING AND SHIMMY TECHNIQUES puts together the various drills and traveling-patterns previously learned in order to build control and stamina in layering.
Advanced drills will show you how to maintain deliciously crisp isolations while layering 2, 3, or 4 different components of the fundamental moves. Some of the more advanced elements of this workshop include using turns, traveling, and layering movements to culminate in new, advanced combinations.
Prior isolation training is helpful but all levels are welcome. Some experience in Tribal Fusion technique is necessary.
Workshops will be held at the
Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex
6620 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Elegant Creatures of Bellydance is hosted by
Zahara's Tangled Web
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