Learn Exciting Bollywood moves with Manpreet Komal who has choreographed for
Global Indian Awards and performed at World Salsa Congress. Manpreet is the Founder of Rang De Bollywood and runs the meetup - Bay Area Dancers Group. Manpreet will be teaching a 6 week workshop on the latest Bollywood Song called "Lets Nacho" meaning Lets Dance and you will get to perform with Mission Dance Theatre's Spring Show on April (please fill in the date). Selected individuals may also have opportunities to perform at others shows with her team called Rang De Bollywood. Let's shake up the dance floor together and have a lot of fun. All levels are welcome.
Tika's Latin Fusion workshop will bring together Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean popular and folkloric dances while illustrating where they connect and diverge. Experience the depth, beauty and power of these culturally rich movements founded in the African Diaspora. All levels are encouraged to join this workshop. It is a celebration of culture, and community and a linage of dance with deep roots.
It is highly recommended to take Tika's ongoing class on Tuesdays 6:30PM to work on technique in conjunction with Saturday rehearsals.
Learn the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming with Sensei Bruce 'Mui' Ghent. The Introductory taiko class will cover basic fundamental skills and history which will prepare students to advance to the next level of classes.
Beginners ages 12-adult, with little or no music experience are welcome. Taiko drumming is a rigorous physical activity. Bring water and wear clothes to exercise in...sweat happens : ) Class is taught with traditional martial arts etiquette and discipline as outlined in the student handbook supplied.
Performance-Style Bellydance infused with Persian Dance taught by Leila Baradaran. A 6-week dance
workshop focusing on technique, choreography, and performance. Classes will start with a warm up:
working through isolations of the body and movement techniques, progressing to traveling movement
across the floor and finishing with choreography and a short cool down. Open to all levels.
For a preview of the Leila's last performance workshop, click here: www.youtube.com
Dancing Earth is honored to offer four workshops in Yelamu - occupied territory of the Ohlone. We invite community to come together for cumulative practices over 4 sessions, that invoke movement for movement building, by integrating intuition, instinct and imagination ; exploring decolonization; reconnecting with the source of dance, restoring and re-story-ng, reconnection with the natural world and, kinetic access to ancestral and futuristic wisdom, finding rhythm as a community. These practices center Indigenous worldview, dance as purposeful ritual, body as source for knowing, and regenerative relationships with self, community , non human relatives and planet for a more loving, compassionate, tolerant and sustainable future.
Attendance to all workshops is advised for maximum impact but walk ins are also welcome.
Rulan Tangen is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of DANCING EARTH , an indigenous intertribal contemporary dance company based in Bay Area and Southwest. Dancing Earth tours nationally and internationally and has been honored as one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine, Expressive Arts awards from National Museum of American Indian, National Dance Project support for production and touring and Native Arts, as well as recognition with various awards for Arts and Social Change.
SEEN is a WholeBodyListening MediKinetic Movement Session that intends to activ8 the biopower of bodies speaking themselves into existence. We will stimul8 somatic systems and spiritual modes of flow present in Hood Hop/Hip Hop /Street Dance practices. Participants will collectively gener8 move[meant] phrases and combos as a means to manifest cooperative individuality and expression. Our primary focus is to circul8 cypher knowledge (each one-teach one) by in-joying a real time interactive communal experience. It ain't nuthin' but a party y'all. Be prepared to get lit, cool out, raise yo' spirit and drop it like it's hot!
How can we activate our bodies as vessels for our ancestors in these trying times? How do we extract memories that already lie within us through dance? What are the stories waiting to be told and how can storytelling heal us? SAMMAY will lead participants through a series of exercises interweaving the physical, emotional, and spiritual to investigate these questions collectively and enable space and time for exploration of personal inquires. All levels are encouraged to engage and be present; please bring your journal and pen! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMMAY is a choreographer/producer and interdisciplinary performing artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent who envisions a future in which our indigenous traditions co-exist with(in) our urban landscapes. Founding Artistic Director of URBAN x INDIGENOUS - she has been featured through Dance Mission Theater's D.I.R.T. – Dance In Revolt(ing) Times Festival, Blessed Unrest: Arts and Social Justice Festival, Red Poppy Art House, and A/P/A Institute at NYU among others. She recently returned from an inter-island tour through Hawai'i with intercultural contemporary artist collective, I Moving Lab, and a solo immersion tour through her ancestral land, the Philippines. SAMMAY is a three-time recipient of the "Presented by APICC" Artist award, APAture 2016: Performing Arts – Featured Artist, and Performing Diaspora 2016 Artist-in-Residence at CounterPulse. To follow her journey, visit www.sammaydizon.com.
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