IFF Belly dance techniques & creative compositions
IFF Preliminary. Absolute beginners welcome, as well as dancers wanting to brush up their technique.
Course Length & Access:
1 month course (Jan 7 – Feb 7, 2022), includes live real-time classes via Zoom (4 hours), plus all class recordings and pre-recorded practice videos.
Live Class Schedule (via Zoom):
7-8 pm (Athens time). Fridays, ~ Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 (1 hr class)
Free Flow Access
*Receive a 25% discount if you register for 2 or more courses this month! Use the code ‘coursebundle22‘ in checkout!
*Scholarships available for Indian nationals
INDIAN FUSION FORMATION
This dance is rich in symbolism and detail, with deep meanings waiting to be unveiled. Stylistically speaking, Indian Fusion movement vocabulary is inspired by cultural dances of India and the Middle East (including its modern evolutions). This dance bridges modern and folkloric Belly Dance vocabulary with extensive postures and spins of North Indian classical and folk dance, intricacies of eyes, hands and facial expression from Eastern Indian classical dance and draws in elements of Central Asian dances as well. Woven seamlessly together, Indian Fusion Dance is both Ancient & Modern – expressing timeless qualities and values.
Energize your dance practice with live Zoom classes and pre-recorded practice videos this month! Join classes live to receive valuable feedback and corrections as well as new creative content. Students will gain proficiency and valuable insights into both the technique and creative process in this elegant fusion form.
The Preliminary level focuses mainly on Fusion movements rooted and inspired by Raqs Sharqi (Bellydance) and Raqs Baladi (Egyptian folkloric dances) as well as their modern elaborations. We will work with rhythmic hip work and shimmies on North African music, as well as fluid arms and spine gestures on improvised a-rhythmic melodies (taqāsīm). A choreographed composition will build over the 4 course.
New practice videos will be posted throughout your course!
Live zoom class schedule:
7-8pm (Athens time) Friday Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 (1 hour)