COTE D'AZUR, FRANCE
WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES
AUGUST 6-12 2018
Tribal Umrah is a highlight of the international dance calendar with exciting workshops and stellar performances, while providing connections with dancers from
all over the world.
Monday 1:30pm ~ 3:30pm
“When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye, it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.”
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.
Tuesday 11:15am ~ 1:15pm
In Hindu tradition, the Apsaras were female spirits who inhabited trees and clouds, and were thought to make their homes in the oldest, mightiest trees in the forest.
The Sanskrit word “apsarāḥ” is translated as “celestial dancer.”
In CAMBODIAN & CHINESE APSARA FUSION, you will learn the exquisite Apsara gestures and postures seen in Asian stone carvings and shared with you via a long line of dance gurus spanning thousands of years.
Over the past decade, Moria has traveled numerous times to Cambodia and China in order to study this specific style of dance from instructors steeped in these ancient dance traditions.
The goal of the workshop is for you to return home confident that you have experienced the Apsara dance via authentic Cambodian and Chinese sources and are able to continue drilling and fusing these alluring gestures and postures into your belly dance solos, duets, or group pieces.
Saturday 9:00am ~ 11:00am
“The rhythm is in your blood.”
In this innovative class you will learn to play music through your muscles using Tribal Fusion’s signature locks, breaks, fluid arms, shapes, and combinations as well as Moria's Muscular Belly Dance TechniqueTM (MBDT) for layering, traveling, and transitioning.
This exciting and fun workshop culminates in a Tribal Fusion drum solo choreography that you can continue to drill in your studio or perform immediately.
All levels are welcome.
Wednesday 1:30pm ~ 6:30pm
Thursday 1:30pm ~ 6:30pm
Incorporating ancient mythology into modern music, her work is always authentic, original, archetypal, deep, and universally entertaining.
Join Moria to perform in one of her most powerful creations: "Yogini's Bird Song."
This piece includes ancient Indian temple dance forms, Muscular Belly Dance TechniqueTM, Tribal Fusion and ATS combinations, and dramatic group shapes using the entirety of the stage to tell the story of Yogini magic bringing forth the forest bird's song.
This is an example of "Yogini's Bird Song" from
Moria's show Nocturnal.
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