SATURDAY 9.9.203 open level workshop (*all levels welcome)

8:30 - 9:00 - Breathwork workshop with MANCA PAVLI (free for all workshop and performance participants)

Start the day with breathwork! You will be guided into soft movement and breathwork that will support you to gain access to energy and presence.

This will support you to  release tensions and feel refreshed as you start the day.

9:00 - 11:00 MANCA PAVLI * Fresh combos: precise isolations & armwork

Manca is famous for her arm work. You will learn what makes her excited and what moves she is obsessed with in 2023. Get ready for a deep dive into technical detail, funny explanations that somehow work and a combo that will open your heart to the love and wisdom of dance. For Manca dance is a discipline of love toward her own body and a spiritual journey into self.

11:00 - 13:00 VIOLET SCRAP *Rooting for you

A review of everything earthy; in an attempt to become all things different, our dance sometimes can forget where it comes from, that is: from the hips. Here we’ll see how to dive in, so to speak, the dirt of belly dance, to tap onto the quintessential gravity of our hips and our bellies.

13:00 - 15:00 HAZA AHELI *Textures and Musicality

In this workshop, you’ll dive deep into Haza’s favourite practices: textures and musicality.

You are, as a dancer, a physical interpretation of music. When you develop your musicality you fuse with the soundscape and embark the audience on a wonderful journey.

How you hear and interpret the music, and how you portray that to your viewer in your own way, depends on your textures. They accentuate the song by matching its subtlety, dynamics and flow.

You may already be spending a lot of time crafting your technique, learning new steps and choreographies, and developing textures will help you to:

  • Highlight sounds and emote the mood of the music and lyrics

  • Be inventive in creating new movements (and convey a clear vision of the music via the body)

  • Select music to dance to

  • Improvise, even on songs you don’t yet know

Haza is excited to share her signature forms of movement with you through this workshop.