OCT 29-NOV 1, 2020
ART OF THE BELLY
KAMI LIDDLE & MARDI LOVE
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Mardi Love began belly dancing in San Diego, CA, under the guidance of Yasmina and, soon after, Heather Stants. Mardi was taken with American Tribal Style (ATS), and was at Stants\'92 first class. She went on to dance with Stants for some years in Urban Tribal Dance Company before moving to the Bay Area. There she started messing about with the likes of Rachel Brice, Michelle Campbell, Zoe Jakes and others, and began touring with The Bellydance Superstars and teaching internationally. Those years saw the dawn of a new dance style, dubbed Tribal Fusion, and Mardi had a hand in shaping the aesthetic of Tribal Fusion in its early days. She relocated from Louisville KY to upstate NY last year, where she continues to create dance and adornment.
MINI- INTENSIVE- LATEST, GREATEST, MARDI'S CHOICE CHOREOGRAPHY
PLEASE SEE DETAILS UNDER "INTENSIVES" TAB
Presenting a grouping of furling, rolling, sultry movements for the slow dances. Why, it’s Mardi’s favorite thing to do. Long and drawn, undulating and curving, movements will be drilled and executed in beautiful progression.
TEK ATTACK!!! CLASS OF DUM. THE OL' CHANGALANG
FRIDAY 2:45PM - 4:45PM
Oh where have the days of blue fingertips and bleeding eardrums gone? Mardi zils classes present a pocketful of percussive sentences and movement to go with em.
SHINY NEW COMBINATIONS FOR AOTB
SATURDAY 9AM - 10:30AM
Here is a small collection of exclusive new combinations hot out of kitchen just for you!
Kami has studied various dance styles throughout her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She has studied cabaret style belly dance then found Fat Chance Belly Dance Tribal Style. She began to perform as a soloist incorporating other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop, jazz and Bhangra dance. After earning her degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005, she decided to pursue her passion full time and since then has performed and taught in over 20 countries. Kami toured with the Bellydance Superstars for 6 years and was a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. She is based out of San Francisco, CA and currently tours the world as a solo artist and occasionally with tours with Beats Antique.
DRILLS UNINTERRUPTED- One year belly dance experience preferred
FRIDAY 10:45AM - 12:45
Non-stop Drills Class! Plan to dance hard, sweat and feel energized in this class. We will move through various parts of the body, practice a variety of moment styles and end class with a long, deep stretch. I will take requests for specific movements to practice in this class in advance
GOOEY POP AND LOCK DRILLS AND COMBINATIONS
FRIDAY 2:45PM - 4:45PM
This technique and drilling-intense class will focus on combining smooth and effortless looking pathways contrasted with surprising and unexpected pops and locks. After this high energy class, students will walk away with several versatile combinations that work great for dancing to electronic music or drum solos.
ACROSS THE FLOOR MEDLEY - Intermediate to Advanced Level
SATURDAY 10:45AM - 12:45
This workshop is all about utilizing space! Layering, turns, foot work, you name it and we are doing it. Get comfortable traveling across the floor while executing smooth isolations. Adding direction, pathway and level changes opens up a whole new world of possibilities within your dance, so let's get stepping.
FINE TUNED MOVEMENTS
SUNDAY 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Overhaul your movement, Kami Liddle style.
Refine movements and transitions so that they are extremely isolated fluid and clean- learn to think and move from the inside out. We will also focus on crafting very subtle micro movements that allow you to move extremely fast while adding a wonderful pop of contrast to your dancing.