Raq-On Dance's

Belly Dance & Folkloric Dance Retreat

with International Dancers Tamalyn Dallal & Sahra Saeeda

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL CLASSES WILL BE VIA ZOOM 

Friday, September 11th-Sunday, September 13th, 2020

(ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME)

 

 

 

Costs and how to register:

Registration fee includes:

  • -All workshops/presentations (9 over 1 weekend)
  • -Admission to the Screenplay

Sept. 11th-13th weekend: $225. Individual workshops for $55 each. 

To pay in full: click here

To pay for individual workshops: click here

 

Event Schedule

 

Friday, September 11th

11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. FANTASY AND FUSION WITH TAMALYN

To avoid confusion, we will explore the similarities and differences between fantasy and fusion in dance. Are we really fusing or are we creating something new? Where does fantasy and fusion overlap? This workshop is fun and creative.

 

2:30-4:30 P.M. GHAWAZEE TECHNIQUE WITH SAHRA

The Ghawazee dancers are some of the indigenous Egyptian professional dancers of Egypt. These traditional entertainers are becoming harder and harder to find as time passes. Sahra will teach you the movement and positioning of two of the different Ghawazee groups that are found in Egypt: the Banat Mazin of Luxor and the Sumbati Ghawazee of the Nile Delta.  For the last 15 years, Sahra has been taking lessons with Khayriyya Mazin, bringing you the dance straight from it’s source.  There will be a Banat Mazin vintage-style costume available for viewing, so you can see how the movements would be affected by the costuming.  If you have a Ghawazee costume please bring it – Sahra would love to take a group photo and show it to Khayriyya when she returns to Egypt in June!  Sagat (finger cymbals), are optional but recommended.

 

5:00-7:00 P.M. SA'IDI ORIENTALE STYLE WITH SAHRA

Sahra will show you how to use Sa'idi Folkloric and add them into your Sa'idi Orientale sets

  

Saturday, September 12th

11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. PAUSES, POSES, AND STILLNESS WITH TAMALYN

The space between the notes, between the beats, and making your own space by skipping a few beats. In this workshop we will explore the importance of silence and stillness, which actually makes your dance more dynamic

  

2:30-4:30 P.M. NUBIAN DANCE TECHNIQUE WITH SAHRA

Sahra has been going to Nubia yearly for nearly 20 years and studying the dance of the diverse populations that we know as Nubians. In this workshop she will teach the fundamental Nubian movements as well as steps for the stage and weddings. Students will need to bring a head veil long enough to reach the tips of the fingers when draped over the head and a neck scarf (not a hip wrap)

 

5:00-7:00 P.M. VEILS: HISTORY AND STRUCTURING VEIL IMPROVISATION WITH TAMALYN

Bring a 3-yard veil and explore the art of veil dancing, including history and techniques for creating your own structured improvisation that allows you to get out of your head and flow with the veil.

 

Sunday, September 13th

 

11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. FALLING IN LOVE WITH TAXSIMS WITH TAMALYN

Tamalyn will teach about the traditional instruments in Oriental dance and how to dance to them during a taksim. She will guide you in giving each instrument a character and learning to love Oriental music all over 

 

2:30-4:30 P.M. LECTURE: ORIENTAL DANCE AS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON WITH TAMALYN

How did Oriental dance go from a social dance to a globally popular subculture. Tamalyn will share her experiences and observations dancing all over the world. 

 

5:00-7:00 P.M. GOLDEN ERA WITH SAHRA

The “Golden Age” Classic Black and White Cinema Era was a special fusion of Egyptian star dancers with an international aesthetic of “glamour” all reinforced by the promise of plenty of work and fame in a Hollywood Film Industry centered in Cairo.  Refined movement, layered on the soft strength Egyptian dance, highlighted the charismatic stars of the time! Bring high-heeled dance shoes if you have them, just to try out some of the movement. Bring high-heels even if they are not dance shoes, but you will have to try out the movement in the next room.  This is only a few minutes of class, but crucial to your understanding of the genre.