Yoga w/ Inaya -Daily - 8:30am - 8:55am -Galaxy Room-‘Yoga’ - Begin your workshop day with a Yoga warm up! Attendees should wear comfortable fitness or dance clothing (narrow leg pants, capris or shorts are recommended) a warmer layer that can be removed, and are encouraged to bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks, stretching straps or fitness towels are also helpful, but not necessary.
Soroush&Persephone -Friday - 2:00pm - 4:00pm -Constellation Room-‘Middle Eastern Musicality: Ideas for beautiful taksim’ -improvising melody for Belly Dance. Learn how to approach creating interesting and beautiful improvised solos and how to connect your solos with a dancer. All instruments, percussion included, and skill levels are welcome. This class is perfect for those who would like to work on improvising and playing with melodic instruments. Drummers will have the opportunity to explore how to translate a melody into rhythm. No previous improvisation experience is needed! In this workshop we will learn a Middle Eastern piece of music with a taksim (improvised solo) section. We will practice many simple, yet effective ways to create a crowd pleasing taksim. We will also explore how to connect with your dancer in a creative and meaningful way.