Introduction to Sufi-Shamanic Performance: Movement Vocabulary, Vocal Techniques, Embodiment Exercises
This workshop will provide an introduction into the rituals of Sufi and Shamanic dance traditions. Participants will explore Iranian, Azeri, Uzbek, Turkmen, Tajik, and Western Mongolian performance practices, and will be taught choreography based on dynamic postural movements that stem from cultural body language and gestures. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Sufi and Shamanic dance rituals, and will develop skills in which they can incorporate into their own daily practices.
July 22nd, 2012: 10AM-2PM
Integration of Words, Music and Dance in Performance
Participants will explore new hybrid movements, developed from a fusion of traditional and contemporary approaches of Eastern cultures. Particular focus will be on the Time Arts Integrated trio ensemble from the East; poetry, music and dance.
DANCE LEVEL: All (Participants will be taught the fundamentals with options to increase the level of difficulty based on dance experience)
LOCATION: Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON (Cabbagetown)
COST: $45/day or $80/ both days.
Space is limited! To reserve a spot, please mail a cheque to:
Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre
476 Parliament Street, 2nd Floor
Please make cheques payable to: Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre.
Dress in comfortable and light clothing that will allow you to move freely, and bring water and/or snacks if desired. Participants will be given a short break during both workshops.
For more information, or if you would like to reserve a spot but would prefer to make your payment on the day of the workshop, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-504-6429 ext. 24.