Bellydance intensive are held each summer around the 3rd week of January
It was profound, I am very attracted to the earth, when we were doing the feet, I aways thought it was separate as it is american styles of dance like tap dance and clogging and like the Pigmys from Rwanda – I though those were foot dances, but when it went into bellydance I did not relate. Then I got our hips come from changing weight, then I got way more information from my feet, because what you had us do was much more than changing weight. We can’t logically figure out how to do Ghawazi dance from southern Egypt, but you just has us doing it. It was like you unlocked all the keys to doing the dance. When we came to Baladi and putting that feeling with the feet, that sometimes comes out in me accidentally when I dance, but i don’t know what it is. What you taught connected the feet and the pelvis in a different way.
Also in the begging when we were dancing free style, I really felt super connected to America, almost indigenous and it took me on this journey from south America and to Egypt. It was really good.
it also gave me a message to why I am doing what I am doing with my films! Tamalyn Dallal, Zamani Culture, Dance on Film USA, 2013
Your workshops were an opportunity to explore the dance from a new perspective. The body awareness and relaxation exercises encouraged me to find more organic ways to move and create movement, and to release tension and become more grounded. I learnt to initiate the dance from parts of myself – physically and emotionally – that either hadn’t been accessible before, or just hadn’t been talked about in my prior training. You created a safe, nurturing environment which allowed me to participate fully even in activities that were challenging or confronting. The emotional connection that developed between workshop participants made a powerful contribution to my experience. The workshops have given me much to think about as I work on incorporating your approach into my training in modern Egyptian dance technique. Rachel Bond, Inspired Bellydance, Sydney Australia
Embodied Bellydance™ Summer intensive is for everyone wanting to bring dance into their lives in a rich and authentic way. Ideal for teachers wanting to enrich their teaching styles or the complete novice and everyone in-between.
This is an opportunity to develop a grounding in the dance that will support your relationship with the essential aspects of the dance.
Embodied Bellydance™ is an essential foundation for bellydancers of any genre. Through visualisation and an insight into the workings of the body as a system, participants are taken on a journey to find the true source of movement. The result is effortless, integrated and dynamic dance.
As dancers, most of us know what it’s like to feel stiff in our movements. Some days you just can’t flow from one movement to the next. Other days you can’t hit good strong accents. Improvisation is a scary prospect for many dancers and performing can be very confronting. As for shimmies – well sometimes they just go missing!
If any of these sound familiar for you or your students, then you must explore Embodied Bellydance™.
Embodied Bellydance™ not only works on the physical aspects of the dance, it also takes you deeper into your emotional and spiritual selves. Through this deep work you are able to draw on the richness that lies within you. By creating an awareness of this richness, beauty, truth and harmony you will dance from an Authentic Embodied Place. Whether you are an entertainer or simply enjoy dance for dance sake, the authentic you will shine through. The joy you will feel will transmutes to others who witness your dance.
COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION OF THE FRAMEWORK OF THE INTENSIVE