OCTOBER 14~15 2017






Saturday  October 14  10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm

TRIBAL FUSION FUNDAMENTALS  teaches the postures, hand articulation, essential combinations, and spinning techniques that comprise the foundation of Tribal Fusion belly dance.


In this exciting and informative workshop, Moria shares the lifted postures, torso articulations, arm positiong and hip movments that overlap to form fusion combinations.


For dancers who are new to tribal fusion, or for those who are looking for new fusion combinations and fresh inspiration, Moria will methodically, comprehensively, and creatively teach drills, patterns and choreography to help dancers invigorate their newfound fusion expression.


Saturday  October 14  1 pm ~ 3 pm

ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION BELLYDANCE offers the dancer a methodology for integrating this rapidly growing art form into her belly dance performances. As harbinger of this specific style of fusion, Moria was the first to bring these two styles of movement together, and now instructs dancers in the ways she learned, created, and 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).


Moria's 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 Fusion belly dance performances and practice.


In ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION BELLYDANCE you will 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.


Sunday  October 15  10 am ~ 12 pm

SLOW & STRONG uses multiple fusion combinations to focus on steady and smooth transition techniques for complete body fluidity.  In this essential workshop, you will learn the power of smooth, slow movements into and through a variety of shapes and poses.


Dancing slowly has its own principles and ideology, which emphasizes extended muscle contraction and flexibility to create big, sensuous combinations poured through the limbs with an intensity of flow.


As we focus on the muscles between the muscles, and using a variety of shapes and poses inspired by Indian temple dance, we will begin to incorporate jaw-dropping backbends and elegant level changes.


The SLOW & STRONG workshop will culminate in an aesthetically sumptuous tribal-fusion choreography.

Example of an Experimental Group Choreography Incorporating SLOW & STRONG

The piece is called "The Court of the Red Snake Queen"

from Tribal Festion in Austria


Sunday  October 15  1 pm ~ 3 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.  Her Tribal Fusion pieces are infused with the juxtaposition of staccato and fluid, etheric and weighty, sacred and profane.


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.


Choreography 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.

DABKE FUSION is hosted by Amanda Robertson

& the Dabke Fusion Team

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