WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES
COULEE CITY, WASHINGTON
AUGUST 21~25 2019
Emerald Sanctuary Belly Dance Retreat is
an annual belly dance retreat held in the
high desert of Central Washington.
Instructors offer an exciting range of workshops
for beginners as well as seasoned dancers.
This year's featured artist is Moria Chappell.
Saturday August 26th 4 pm
Moving forward, backward, and up and down, you will learn this intricate and exciting form of ethnic dance and its combinations as they apply to Tribal Fusion belly dance.
The focus will be on the muscle conditioning necessary for TUNISIAN FUSION'S twists, locks, drops, and shimmies, as well as the intensive drills of Tunisian combinations for moving as well as stationary applications.
Folkloric and fresh, sweaty and unique,
TUNISIAN FUSION culminates in a
Tribal Fusion choreography.
Dance shoes are recommended.
This is an example of Tunisian Fusion choreography from
Moria's show Nocturnal.
Note: the jars and baskets worn on the head were artifacts intrinsic to ancient Tunisian culture and remain
hallmarks of their national folk dances.
Sunday August 27th 10 am
"Dance is the movement of the universe
concentrated in an individual."
BELLYDANCE AS RITUAL is based on principles derived from sacred geometry and the journey of every individual evolving within a physical matrix as well as spiritual one.
In this experiential, ritually oriented workshop, Moria shares the process of uniting your body directly to the powerhouse of the Great Mother, and link your creativity to her Earthy dynamo available through the elements.
While the goal of all sacred dance is to encircle the inner landscape with specific movements in order to draw the divine from within, the goal of ritual theatre is to inform the dancer so that she instinctively remembers that she is the axis of all motion, in dance as well as in the universe, and to achieve what every dancer inwardly knows is essential for her performance: balance.
When bringing the elements on to the stage, the audience is automatically attuned to age-old memories latent within the psyche.
If you are interested in presenting the Sacred Arts on stage, this class can help you learn ways to present the elements and the dancer's “journey to the center” in an engaging, exciting, and provocative manner.
BELLYDANCE AS RITUAL is a workshop designed to help dancers add elements from ritual practices found around the world and throughout time into their sacred dance performances.
When synchronizing your Tribal Fusion dance with the Dance of Creation, the audience with automatically respond to your performance at the visceral level.
Sunday August 27th 11:30 am
Using belly dance movements, breath work, and color visuals presented in an elegant PowerPoint format, Moria leads dancers step-by-step along an energetic path that not only practices muscular isolation as it pertains to belly dance, it goes a step further and shows how these isolations tap the chakra energy-centers to promote increased energy, relaxation, creativity, intuition, emotion, voice, and expression.
When using refined muscular techniques to delve into the energetic centers of the body, belly dance becomes the living dance of a Yogini.
The EVENT FINALE is a GALA HAFLA!
The belly dance retreat culminates in a Gala Hafla
starting at 9pm on Saturday night.
The Gala Hafla features numerous performers
and belly dance troupes accompanied by
live and recorded music under the stars!
Emerald Sanctuary Belly Dance Retreat
is hosted and directed by Indigo.
For more information, please click the link below.