Join us Sat Oct 20th for bellydance in The Casbah! Guests are Kenzie, Dragonfly, Wild Orchid & Audra Simmons. Of course Mahasti will be offering up their own spooky takes on the holiday season. Show starts at 7PM sharp. Kids under 18 attend for free, everyone else is $15. The Casbah is located at 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Audra Simmons, bellydance pioneer & general boss is taking over Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium on Sat October 21, 2017.
Workshops will be followed by a performance at Harem – Bellydance Show in Hamilton.
11-1PM From the Start
1:15-3:15PM Beyond Drilling
$45 for 1 workshop
$75 for both
From the Start: how music inspires movement
Dance creation and performance is often inspired and motivated by the music we move to.
In this workshop, we’ll take an in depth look at several pieces music to reveal their inner workings as we broaden our knowledge of, and connection to, the music.
Discussion and examples of how these sounds and elements can affect and shape our movement choices will follow as we work on creating short dance phrases.
Please note: there will be the option of some movement in this workshop, but it is primarily lecture style.
Open to all levels and styles – no previous musical training is required, seriously.
Beyond Drilling: bringing life to technique
In the life of any dancer, the desire to develop and refine technique is a constant quest, but dance is so much more than technique!
We’ll explore energy, work with weight and play with time as we connect with our bodies, and consider the missing link between drilling and successful performance.
Inspired by this summer’s sold out Take It Back Intensive, this workshop is part experiment and part investigation, and will provide dancers with new ideas and approaches to both the creative process and performance.
Open to all levels and styles
1 workshop $45 https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Workshop-2-hours-total/p/64748412/category=18890056
2 workshops $75 https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-Workshops-4-hours-total/p/64748410/category=18890056
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Picture by Amy Senecal Photography
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Bellydance in The Casbah
3rd Saturday of every month
Harem vol 23
Sat. Aug 12th
Tickets $15 at the door
All ages. Kids under 18 are free.
Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Audra Simmons of The Dark Side Studio / Lavish
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio
306 King W
11-1 From the Start
Mahasti warmly welcomes bellydance pioneer Audra Simmons back to Mahasti. Details below.
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Morning workshops followed by a performance at Harem in The Casbah.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
Arms and Hands 11-1PM
Join Audra for a workshop designed to help you develop beautiful, fluid arms and hands.
We’ll begin with exercises for finding and mobilizing the upper back and shoulder blades, then move into elbows, wrists and fingers.
Then, with Dark Side style, Audra will begin to add details to create further depth of movement, as well as introduce emotive qualities to these movements, as we bring them into short combinations.
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested. Suitable for all levels.
Technique Spotlight 1:30-3:30 -SOLD OUT!
This workshop will focus on deepening your understanding and execution of fundamental hip, chest and abdominal movements as we deconstruct the basics in this fun, sweaty workshop!
We’ll refine your technique and enhance your muscular control in stationary and moving drills, adding complexity and layers as we go. We’ll see how much we can pile on, where and how it falls apart, and talk about how we can work to be able to do it all.
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested, not for absolute beginners. Suitable for all levels.
1 workshop $45 ($39.82 + tax)
2 workshops $75 ($66.37 + tax) SOLD OUT
1 workshop https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Workshop-2-hours-total/p/64748412/category=18890056
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Cash payments also accepted at the studio.
Save the date! By popular demand this visionary of modern bellydance will be back with us! One day only! Details coming soon!