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Sunday, August 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presence Belly Dance

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Workshop Description: Modern Belly Dance has many ancient roots from the Near East, Turkey and Persia to the more modern fusion American Tribal ensemble style.  The musical interaction component is what gives a spark to the performance and makes for deeper connections between dancers and musicians.   Explore some basics for warm up, some rhythms for grounding, and lots of improvisation for the joy of moving to the mesmerizing melodies and driving rhythms of world music.  Our 80 minute session will have several sections that will play out including a few fun drills, how to hear and interpret phrases, how to pass off leads, how to hear and dance out free improvisation introduction as well as rhythmical improvisation, and even learn to recognize melodic phrases from a folk composition.  Wear loose comfortable clothing and a hip scarf if you have one!  

Bio: Meg York has played music for over thirty years and has a clarinet performance degree. She recently returned from Istanbul, Bursa, and Izmir, Turkey and continues her passionate study of Ottoman music performance. She specializes in Taksim, or melodic improvisation, and also is well versed in Arabesque and Balkan rhythms, phrases and melodies.  She has taught music and dance to many different age groups and loves playing with dancers.  It's super fun!  www.megyork.com

Julia Moon has known Meg York since before dirt.  .  .  

Julia has a background in theater arts and began her belly dancing career in 1990.  She has studied a variety of styles, as has performed in troupes and as a solo artist.  She has a passion for sewing and costume design and is the owner of Unicorn Belly Dance Supplies.

Web site: http://www.moonjulzcreations.com/


Sunday August 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
9 - Healer's Village

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