EMERALD SANCTUARY RETREAT

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.

MORIA'S WORKSHOPS

TUNISIAN FUSION

2-HOUR WORKSHOP

 

Saturday   August 26th  4 pm

 

TUNISIAN FUSION is designed for the dancer who wants to differentiate her dance and explore styles of movement that utilize more complex rhythms and high-energy combinations. 

 

 

 

 

TUNISIAN FUSION places strong emphasis on twisting, unique posturing, and unexpected floor patterns.

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.

Tunisian Fusion Choreography

This is an example of Tunisian Fusion choreography from

Moria's show Nocturnal.

"Dewi Sri"

Note: the jars and baskets worn on the head were artifacts intrinsic to ancient Tunisian culture and remain

hallmarks of their national folk dances.

BELLYDANCE AS RITUAL

1.5-HOUR WORKSHOP

 

Sunday   August 27th  10 am

"Dance is the movement of the universe

concentrated in an individual."

~Isadora Duncan

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. 

CHAKRA FOR BELLYDANCERS

1.5-HOUR WORKSHOP

 

Sunday   August 27th  11:30 am

 

CHAKRA FOR BELLY DANCERS  is based on Hindu mythology and yogic study describing seven energy centers within the body which can be stimulated via

specific physical movements.

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.

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