This weekend will elevate the grace and flow in your performance presentations. Rosa Noreen will demystify adding elegance, depth and dimension to your movements, and Sophia Ravenna will give you the inside scoop on using fan veils for maximum WOW! Additionally, there will be a Sunday afternoon dance jam to practice your new skills. Read all the way through for details.
All workshops held at – Bliss Fitness & Health – 4268 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 . Upstairs behind Blue Bottle Coffee Co.
Saturday April 28
Your line is your physical signature, from the tips of your toes to your fingertips, from the curve of your ankle to the line of your neck. Refine your technique and embed good habits in your practice using such techniques as epaulement, the coordination of head, shoulders and arms.Drawn from Rosa’s classical ballet training, this methodology will teach you specialized techniques, concepts and drills to help you project from stage to the farthest reaches of the audience. Rosa will teach you to to create aesthetically and physically pleasing lines in dance that are right for *your* body.
Sophia Ravenna: Fan Veil Secrets (Saturday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm)
Fan veils are a beautiful, lyrical prop. Come learn how to make the silk flow, flutter, and fly as you dance. We’ll start with the basics, discuss double and single fan veil technique, learn some simple combinations, and explore how to improvise over music of various styles and tempos. Appropriate for all styles of belly dance and burlesque (we can discuss how to tease and reveal with a fan veil, too!). Please bring a matched pair of fan veils (right and left) and your burning questions. Some dance experience recommended. Need to purchase a set of fan veils? http://www.silkbamboo-store.com/
Sunday April 29
Rosa Noreen: Visionary Variations (Sunday 10 am-12 pm)
The most memorable moments in a performance are often the simplest. Learn to harness your energy and stand out from the crowd. We will explore Rosa’s signature methods of turning simple movements into arresting moments by exploring the intersection of your focus, tempo, technique and relationship to the music. These techniques can make your improvisation more dynamic. They can help you get past choreographic writer’s block. And they are great tools for teachers!
Dance Jam (12:30 pm – 2 pm) – Open floor skill practice.
Full Weekend – After March 31st – $105 (3 workshops + dance jam)
Individual workshops will be sold after March 31 ($40) if space is available.
About the Instructors
Rosa Noreen is dedicated teacher and an elegant performer, known for her classical lines and friendly approach. Her workshops, online intensives, and instructional DVDs have helped dancers around the world learn to slow down and revel in the moment. Rosa is based in Portland, Maine. www.rosanoreen.com
Sophia Ravenna lives and dances in the Seattle, WA area. She is known for her lyrical use of fan veils, her love of the color green, and her popular blog “Confessions of a Dance Pants Addict.” Sophia is an eternal student, and is regularly found in weekly classes and workshops, nerding out on dance technique and history. You can learn more about her at www.sophiadances.com