HARD RAQ BELLYDANCE REVIEW
features"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT"
The Hard Raq Bellydance Festival 2017 features workshops and a theatrical bellydance show "A Midsummer Night" with a landscape dotted by moonlit temples and magic gardens alive with enchanted animals that can sing and dance.
"A Midsummer Night" stars Moria Chappell, Petite Jamilla, and Victoria Teel.
The festival directors invite dancers to audition for the Gala Show produced by these three international instructors.
Saturday July 29th 9:00 ~ 11:00 am
CAMBODIAN APSARA FUSION is a classical dance style based on ancestral movements dating back to Cambodia’s Angkorean era.
These slow and sensuous moves perfectly match the mystical atmosphere enveloping Cambodian temples.
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 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 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 then able to continue drilling and fusing these alluring gestures and postures into your belly dance solos, duets, or group pieces.
This is an example of Cambodian Apsara Fusion performed by Moria as a solo piece for Tribal Umrah in Viareggio, Italy.
Sunday July 30th 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
CHOREOGRAPHY focuses on the craft of designing sequences of movement where both form and motion are specified.
Moria is known worldwide for her solos, duets, ensemble pieces, and full-length shows.
Through the powerful alchemy of ancient and nouveau which incorporates Oriental and Tribal Fusion artistry, the goal is to produce a vibrant tableaux of light and dark, soft and strong, fiery and temperate to pull each dancer to her edge and offer what she embodies most on the stage.
Bringing this expertise to the classroom, Moria demonstrates how to create choreographies that are memorable and exciting using classic modalities for entering and exiting the stage, maintaining a dominant position while on stage, and creating drama by utilizing proven techniques for drawing the gaze of the audience onto the geometric shapes and forms a dancer creates with the substance and motion of her body.
CHOREOGRAPY is designed to help you create works of art that are elegant and powerful for stage performances, videos, and photoshoots.
Moria's CHOREOGRAPHY workshop is primarily experiential and movement oriented. To illustrate the how-to of creating great choreographies, the workshop includes an image-rich PowerPoint presentation that clearly defines dance's sequences of movement.
Whether you are interested in crafting solos, duets, trios, or ensemble pieces for larger groups, CHOREOGRAPHY is an essential workshop for enhancing your artistic expertise in the fundamentals of Tribal Fusion belly dance.
Hard Raq Bellydance Festival is hosted by Lisa Vega
Hard Raq Bellydance Festival Workshops
Vega Bellydance Studio
6819 Washington Ave, Suite G
Ocean Springs, MS
Hard Raq Bellydance Revue
"A Misdummer Night"
Saturday, July 29 at 7:30pm
MGCCC Fine Arts Auditorium Theatre
2300 US Hwy 90 Gautier, MS
(group rates are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details)