SUNDAY APRIL 29
1 - 3 pm "MUSICALITY & IMPROVISATION"
This workshop will provide insights on 'how the dance works', so you can create it yourself!
Touching upon musicality and structure, as well as expression and feeling this workshop will give you tools to organize your dance:
~ make your own movement vocab accessible while you're improvising, opening up to a free flow of ideas and identifying your safety moves and ultimately your own personal style
~ work with continuity for smooth and fluid transitions between ideas and moves
~ work with structure, theme(s), alternation, variation and timing
~ work with space and time: how to use your floor space and pace yourself
~ create useful compositional skeletons for fantastic "improvographies"/structured improvisations
~ use texture, variety, intension and expression
Improvisation requires a set of skills that are also useful and transferable to choreography creation. Yes, they seem like 2 ends of the spectrum, yet they can inform and aid each other! (So even if you don't feel ready to improvise you can use these skills to create beautiful choreography too!)
3:30 - 5:30 pm
"BECOME AN ENCHANTRESS: POWERFUL STAGE PRESENCE tO ENGAGE, CAPTIVATE & MESMERIZE"
"The greatest artists capture your attention through their sheer power as performers."
Transform your shyness, stage-panic and performer's anxiety into a strong and captivating stage presence!
Learn how to tap into that hypnotic, enchanting quality that great performers have and make you not be able to look away!
Develop your strength as a performer, discover your own mesmerizing dancing persona and create a magical connection with the audience!
Using theatre, drama and movement techniques, sharing advice, tips, and her secrets as an enchanting performer, Zahira will guide you through a variety of exercises that will help you:
* release the tension of being the centre of attention, being comfortable in your own skin
* create a magical connection with your audience, with intention and intensity
* take possession of the stage, filling the stage, making it yours!
* be truly 'present', and thereby powerful, captivating and effective on-stage
* exude confidence, command attention and engage your audience fully into your performance
~ Each workshop $40 in advance, $50 at the door (no HST until April 15)
~ Take both workshops for $70 in advance, $85 at the door.
~ Take ALL 4 workshops (April 15 & 29) for $130 (in advance only)
April 15 workshops:
~ "Drum Solo How Tos"
~ "Weaving Poetry: Beautiful Arms & Graceful Hands"
April 15 workshops event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/206054156819572/