MARCH 21-24, 2019
ART OF THE BELLY
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Ahava is a multi-award-winning performer, choreographer, and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a sought-after instructor who has traveled the world teaching and performing for over a decade. Ahava is known for her subtle Egyptian style, musicality, and vivid expression. She is a producer of local dance events and is the artistic director of the Ahava Dance Companyã. Ahava has a total of six competition titles including the 2006 Queen of Raqs Sharki and the 2008 Belly Dancer of the Year. Since retiring from the competition circuit, Ahava has become an in-demand competition coach. Throughout the years, she has trained award winning soloists, duos/trios, and troupes. In addition to her titles, Ahava has also been a featured dancer in many instructional and performance DVDs that have been distributed around the world and will soon launch her much anticipated online instruction series. For more information about Ahava please visit her website at www.ahavabellydance.com
JO BORING BIO:
The Lunachix were born in 2013, when Jo Boring’s beginner belly dance class was touched by the light of the full moon. Life has since scattered them, but they remain closely
connected through dance. What is it that has these women driving through the hills of upstate NY to rehearse together each week? Lunacy? Moonshine? Dedication to the dance
and each other? We say all of the above
The Lunachix enjoy both the serious and the playful side of dance, and expressing themselves creatively. But perhaps most of all, they love how dance brings people together and they are committed to contributing to an inclusive dance community. The Lunachix are especially inspired by the dance, philosophies and teaching spirit of both Jill Parker and Amy Sigil.
The Lunachix are directed by Jo Boring, but truly every Luna contributes. Special acknowledgement to Rose, who is generous and brilliant with her choreographic input. The
Lunachix enjoy creating original choreographies, as well as performing Hot Pot/Unmata Style ITS.
TROUPE LOVE- ALL LEVELS
Friday March 22
Love dancing in a troupe but you are tired of the 2 line stagger? Feel like you're in a creative rut for group choreography, or don't know where to start? We got you! Troupes are their own animal, and this workshop is all about 'em! Through interactive exercises, you will develop tools for creating group choreography, formations, transitions, group emoting/storytelling, and staging/performance. This workshop will give you the skills needed to discover and accentuate your troupe superpowers. This is recommended for all belly dance styles and levels of experience. Come with your dance mates or we'll adopt you into the Lunachix for what is sure to be an inspiring, creative, and productive group experiment!
GRACEFUL ARMS AND HANDS (Technique) - ALL LEVELS
Friday March 22
This is a great workshop for students who aren't sure about what to do with their upper body. The arms and hands are an important extension of the body and this workshop teaches students how to express themselves by creatively using their arms and hands. We'll discuss posture, anatomy, framework, and how to create innovative pathways with beautiful arms and hands.
CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN TECHNIQUE AND COMBO'S (Technique) - ALL LEVELS
Saturday March 23 ROOM ROOM WA
This workshop focuses on the technique of the golden era. In this workshop, we will focus on musicality, posture, travel steps, and some veil work.