December 15 - 16, 2018
Workhops, Lecture & Gala Show
Saturday, December 15th - 10:00am to 12:00PM
Dancing with Egyptian Rhythms (Marshall & Shahrzad)
Drums are some of the most important instruments in Arabic music and the rhythms played with them are the heartbeat of belly dance. It is important for every dancer to know these rhythms so that she can understand and express the music when she dancers. In this workshop, Shahrzad and Marshall Bodiker will teach the most important Egyptian rhythms, which are used for belly dance music. With every rhythm, they will teach how to recognize and count it, which dance technique and movements are most appropriate to use, how to improvise to it and then drill several combinations.
Saturday, December 15th - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Lunch Conversation: An American Dancer in Cairo
BYOL: Bring Your Own Lunch
Saturday, December 15th - 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Belly dance today comes in a huge variety of styles, all of which can find their roots in folkloric and traditional dancers of North Africa and the Middle East. Learning about these traditional styles is essential to every belly dancer's training and helps to build a strong foundation of technique and musicality. In this workshop, Shahrzad will be sharing some of her favorite Egyptian regional styles: Saidi, Ghawazee and Hagallah.
Sunday, December 16th - 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Mejance: The Oriental Entrance
The mejance (or mise en scene) is the phrase used in Egypt to describe the unique music used at the beginning of a belly dance show, which acts as an introduction and entrance for the dancer. This special kind of music usually includes several exciting changes in mood, speed and style, which are meant to showcase the skills of the dancer and capture the attention of the audience. Shahrzad will be teaching light choreography and combinations to her brand new mejance and focusing in on polishing elements such as flowing arm patterns.
Sunday, December 16th - 1:30PM to 3:00PM
Matinee Gala Show
There are a limited number of performance spots that are available for individuals or groups that have purchased the full weekend package. If spots are left, may consider partial-weekend registrants. Please contact us with the form below. We request that you leave a brief description of what you would like to present and a link to your site or performance video. Performances will be capped at 4 minutes with a possible exception for 5 minutes (must get approval).
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Early Bird (5/1/18 - 7/31/18) - $165
This pricing includes all 3 workshops, lunchtime lecture and 1 show ticket.
Online registration includes PayPal fees. Cash or check payment option available with Yolanda and Karianne only. No payments by mail, unless discussed ahead of time. Interested in a payment plan? Contact Karianne for details.
Full package pricing will go up to $210 starting 8/1/18.
A la carte available 8/1/18.
$70 - one workshop
$10 - lunch lecture
$15 - show ticket ($20 at the door)
Workshop and Show Location:
801 N. Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
PACKAGES MAY NOT BE SPLIT. NO REFUNDS UNLESS THE EVENT IS CANCELLED.
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