There's a confession I need to make. I can't stand watching a show where the dancer either drifts aimlessly from side to side across the space or plants herself in one spot for the entire performance, as if glued to the floor. The root of such dislike comes from the fact that, as a beginner, I did it all the time. I did it because I was nervous and because I hadn't studied Spatial Design.
Spatial Design is one of those powerful tools that, if you know how to use them, give you the ability to hold EVERY audience's attention — not just that of your family and peers. The study of Spatial Design gives you a body of knowledge that greatly improves your choreographic and improvisational abilities.
Best of all, an understanding of Spatial Design gives you freedom: freedom of expression, freedom to enjoy yourself more when you perform.
Effective Space Design is a key element to engage your audience and look your best. Like a designer who deliberately chooses each graphic element to make her artwork clear and readable, you can choose among all elements of movement to compose your dance AND to enjoy other dancer's work more.
I am SO EXCITED to be teaching this workshop at the NY Theatrical Bellydance one-day intensive on Sunday, February 20!
You will learn:
- the principles of Space and how to use them to create engaging dance choreographies and improvisations.
- the language of floor patterns, levels and configurations and what they communicate to your audience.
- the parts of a stage and what each conveys.
- tips to manage unusual situations such as circular and parallel stages.
- And MORE.
REGISTER NOW for this and three more amazing workshops:
Catwoman (with Anasma)
Become a flexible feline. Graceful, sensual, fierce, playful, adventurous, lazy, self confident or catty. Focusing on character development, this movement-oriented workshop offers yoga stretches, some individual exploration, movement across the floor and combos around the theme of the cat. To prepare the session at its best, observe a cat or cat sit your friend's cats.
Physicalizing Emotion (with Ranya Renée)
How to use passive vs. active physical approaches, resistance in the body, and breathwork, to tap into your emotions as a performer and create compelling performances.
Veiled Expressions (with Aszmara)
Filling the stage with your presence and your Dance Partner, the Veil. Go beyond tricks and technique to Creating Moving Sculptures and images that show your Veiled Expressions.
Bellydance Composition: Space (with Blanca)
Learn effective uses of Space to create engaging dance choreographies and improvisations. Learn what Floor Patterns, Levels and Configurations communicate to your audience.
See you on the 20th!
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