Winter Ascendance Festival
Windblown Tribal is proud to present the Winter Ascendance Festival featuring Sashi of Ascend Tribal (USA), Sakuntala (USA), Ziva/Sylvia Edge-Perkins (NZ) and Christine Haviland (NZ). From the 2nd to the 4th of August 2013, workshops will be running at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall. On the 2nd of August, there will be a show to open the festival, featuring international and local guest performers!
Here's a taste of some of the workshops being offered:
SASHI of Ascend Tribal – STAGE PRESCENCE: THE ART OF THE CHARISMATIC DANCER
How can a dancer have such a compelling attractiveness, charm or style that seamlessly inspires devotion in the watcher during a performance? Are there tricks to cultivating this type of charisma on the stage? Yes! In this workshop you will learn how to find your presence on stage, quell your nerves, become your audience's muse, entice your observers to journey into your storyline and make them never want to leave. This workshop is experiential and dance based.
Please bring your dance journals, guts, aspirations, fears and foils to this class and be prepared to grow into the charismatic dancer you know you can be.
SAKUNTALA - FLOOR WORK FUSION IN THE CLASSIC SOUTH INDIAN FUSION STYLE
Getting tired of the same ole' floor work routines? In this workshop, South Indian Classical Fusion dancer, Sakuntala, will teach you new floor work techniques, South Indian style! Descents, ascents, floor travelling, and new moves will be covered, as well as conditioning for these moves and how to gracefully incorporate them into your belly dance routine. Suitable for ALL levels of dancers, but tremendous leg and core strength are required for many of these moves, so be warned!
ZIVA/SYLVIA-EDGE ATS® SUGAR AND SPICE: NEW AND FANCY MOVES AND COMBOS
This workshop introduces ATS® moves and combos that can also be used in solo and group fusion work. ATS® as created by Carolena Nericcio and FatChanceBellyDance® is widely considered the root of all forms of tribal belly dance, so knowledge of it is a huge advantage for all tribal and tribal fusion dancers. Plus, it's heaps of fun being able to go back to the source and jam with dancers from all over the world using this common language of movement.
CHRISTINE HAVILAND - SUPERMASSIVE BLACKHOLE CHOREOGRAPHY
Upbeat Choreo using Gypsy Caravan moves and combos with a spunky twist on the originals. Can be performed solo or as a Troupe. Take it away and revamp to suit yourself or own troupe.
There are HEAPS more workshops being offered, so be sure to check out the workshop booklet here! Early bird prices are being offered for package deals with as much as 20% off, so get in quick!
The show is at 7:30pm, Takapuna War Memorial Hall. Early bird tickets are only $10, with door sales at $25. To book either show tickets or workshops, contact Louise of Windblown Tribal.
Now in its fifth year running, Winter Ascendance Festival 2013 is set to bring a night of carnivalesque entertainment to Auckland, with alternative bellydance, sideshow acts and a mini marketplace PLUS 9 workshops set over 3 amazing days!
Paola Blanton Workshops!
For the first time in New Zealand, International World Dance Fusion Artist (Brazil) Paola Blanton will be coming here to teach workshops!
Auckland, 8/9 June 2013
Paola is a pioneering dancer and academic who brings her passion for Isadora Duncan's Universal dance philosophy to the art of bellydance. Her Macedonian folklorist roots have inspired the craftingof Balkan Fusion, an internationally recognized hybrid art form celebrating authentic Gypsy theatricality, presented at events such as CID-UNESCO World Dance Congress and Toronto's IBCC. For more info on Paola, click the link.
Paola's workshops are worldwide in demand! Each workshop will give you new ideas, moves and combos you can use on your own.
SATURDAY, 8 JUNE
"Wedding Chochek"- Raucous Gypsy Wedding with a modern twist! Fun & Sassy!
"Karsilama Solo"- 9/8 rhythm made fun and easy! Great dynamic solo stage piece in the flirty & earthy Roma Gypsy style.
SUNDAY, 9 JUNE
"The Dancer of the Future" - Poetry of Form and Motion. Special presentation on Isadora Duncan, plus movement lesson on lyrical theatrical expression.
"The Mermaids" - stunning group stage piece fusing lyrical expression, physical theater technique & oriental vocabulary in an underwater fantasy of oceanic imagery.
Prices and packages are listed on the Oasis for Dance website.
Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand Festival 2013 - Dunedin - 25th - 28th April
DRAMATIC SILK VEILS, FRIDAY – 26th APRIL
2.45 pm – 4.45 pm
This is a beautiful choreography that incorporates veil work to complement the movements. The style is very elegant with lots of fancy veil moves. Silk veils are ideal for the choreography, and it works well for groups or solo dancers.
LYRICAL EGYPTIAN CHOREOGRAPHY
SATURDAY – 27th APRIL
2.45 pm – 4.45 pm
All the way from Turkey, this Lyrical Egyptian Choreography by Azad Kaan opened my eyes to a whole new range of movement incorporating Raqs Sharqi and contemporary dance elements to create a beautiful physical representation of a Melody! Lots of turns, fast accents, and dramatic flair!
INTRO TO TURKISH ROMA DANCE
SUNDAY – 28th APRIL
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
The Turkish Roma style comes from the Romany Gypsies. After learning with an actual Roma legend, Reyhan Tuzsuz in Turkey, I have decided to offer this workshop to help dancers better understand the essentials of Turkish Folk Dance from Romany culture. We will talk about the meaning of the gestures, practise the footwork patterns, explain the 9/8 rhythms and work on a combination to put it all together.
The Phoenix Performance Package - Group Workshop on March 9th
The Phoenix troupe ladies are pooling their knowledge for a two hour workshop buffet! Five mini specialised workshops that encompass all you need to know about basic stage make up, dancing with other dancers, a little technique, and more! Rest assured folks, you do NOT want to miss this one!
Signature Phoenix Combos with Astra
Learn some of our signature moves! Astra will be taking you through a beautiful slow combo from 'It's A Man's World' and a funky fusion combo from the ending of 'Kotahitanga'!
The Phoenix Secrets of the Stage (Make Up) with Grainne
Our top three tips for amazing stage make up, presented by the luscious (and ever so slightly lascivious) Grainne!
Quick n' Dirty Costume Tips with Lynette
Whatever your body type, costumes almost NEVER fit right the first time around. Costumier Lynette will take you through some of the quickest ways to get your costume snug (or loose) in all the right places!
Expressions 101 with Lisa
Smile! However brilliant your dancing is, your face can make or break the connection with your audience. Lisa will show you the do's and don'ts of facial expressions for stage!
The X Factor with Candice
You've learnt the dance moves, done the make-up, got the costume and stuck on a smile. Now all you need is that special something, those tips and tricks to make your performance REALLY stand out! Candice will present how to bring together all the elements of your piece to develop a show stopping performance!
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