WORKSHOPS WITH THE BDE CAST IN ATLANTA, GA – USA
JILLINA – FUN WITH FORMATIONS
In this class, Jillina teaches a choreography suited for a group as well as a soloist. You will learn new and interesting group formations, floor patters and innovative ideas for staging. Bring your troupe or come solo, learn a hot choreography & gain insightful directing tips.
HEATHER AUED – BACK TO BASICS: FUNDAMENTAL BELLY DANCE TECHNIQUE & COMBINATIONS
Learn techniques on how to achieve the beautiful lines and strength from ballet/modern dance and incorporate it with belly dance in order to make your movements more dynamic and powerful. Heather will focus on body placement/alignment and energy flows as well as how to properly stretch and condition your body to have a long lasting dance career. She will continue with exciting across the floor exercises including, turns, jumps and fun traveling belly dance combinations. Appropriate for dancers of all levels and styles. No prior ballet experience needed.
SHARON KIHARA – TRUTH TELLING: AN EXPLORATION OF THE NATURAL COMMUNICATIVE NATURE OF GESTURE
“Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” -Martha Graham. Dance can be one of the simplest forms of communication, or one of the most complex. In this workshop we will study the various methods of conveying story, feeling, and aesthetic vision through the lens of classical dance, eastern medicine tradition, and authentic expression. Practice, drills, and combinations will be our vehicle, with group work, collaboration and personal expression our process. Focus on working from the core, working on the floor, arms and upper body, and laser-beam line extension.
JILLINA & ISSAM HOUSHAN – COMBINATION EXPLORATION
Learn exciting step combinations and explore some improvisation techniques, combinations and floor patterns to various rhythms and tempos.