workshop descriptions

Find out what our Tribal Remix VII teachers are teaching in May 2018

Workshop Descriptions

Bookings for the 3 day intensive (Saturday - Monday 26, 27 & 28th May 2018) will open 22nd November 2017 at 8pm GMT. Maximum number of students is 35 students per level.  Below you will find the descriptions for the 2018 Tribal Remix intensive as well as the extra workshops. If you are interested in booking for individual workshops, please note that bookings will open on 31st January 2018. If you would like more of an overview of all workshops, please check out our timetable.

EXTRA WORKSHOPS:

Friday 25th May 2018

9.30am - 11.30am: Hilde Cannoodt: Transcultural Dance
In this dance workshop we shall learn a series of dance movements inspired by multiple dance styles from around the world. The aim is to acquire different spatial pathways as well as dynamic qualities of movement, not directly focusing on any particular style of dance, but instead exploring new ways of movement and new ways for the dancing body to express itself.

level: open
 booking code: HILDE

12pm - 2pm: Iza Łogonowicz : "Is there anybody out there?"
Iza will take you to her favourite dance space where tribal fusion meets contemporary dance. Through imagery and dance technique we will travel in and out of our inner world. This special place is your secret space. So, who is on the other side? let's go for a wander and meet this stranger!

level: open
booking code: IZA

2.30pm - 4.30pm: Hilton Lijun: Buzzin' Shimmies
Drill on one of the most electrifying moves in Bellydance - the Shimmies. Whatever bellydance style you're passionate about, shimmies are a crucial component of the dance. In this workshop, you will be introduced to various types of shimmies. You're going to dance, stand, walk and even sit with SHIMMY.

level: open
booking code: HILTON


3 DAY INTENSIVE:

Saturday 26th May 2018

Level 1

10am - 12pm:   Jill Parker: Spiral To The Core
An in depth exploration of posture, length in the spine, strong footing, dependable balance, controlled releve, graceful turns, solid spins and last but not least, that sensuous loose yet controlled heavy low pelvis tribal fusion belly dancers strive for. We will focus on creating breath within movements. Techniques, concepts, visualization and practical exercise explorations facilitated to help you work WITH Gravity and be sure footed for the ultimate grounded controlled fluidity and floating grace.
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: JILL1

1pm - 3pm:   Tjarda Van Straten: Valuable Technique for Movement and Dance
Musicians keep playing scales, athletes keep practicing footwork and dancers keep practicing basics. Absolute beginners stand next to seasoned stage beasts in this workshop, promising a great time for everyone. Tjarda will focus on fundamentals, posture and alignment, just to name a few: solid technique taught in her magical mix of serious knowledge and fun exercises – whether you've never done it before or whether it helps you out of bad habits that snuck in over time. Key elements of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System as well as modern dance elements are featured.
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: TJARDA1

3.15pm - 5.15pm:   Alexis Southall: A Step in the Right Direction
A dance class focusing on fancy footwork and tremendous turns across the floor. Discover ways to move around the stage, while keeping hold of the isolations that keep it ‘bellydance’. No more drilling on the spot – we will take our bellydance technique and apply it to steps from Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern to create fusion vocabulary that gets you exploring the stage and interacting with the whole audience. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat for the warm up.
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: ALEXIS1

Level 2

10am - 12pm:   Lamia Barbara: Lamia’s signature combinations
Original combinations, an in-depth look at Belly Dance technique and some new layering drill to enhance the dance and challenge the mind! Make your isolations crisper, your snake-like movements slower and precise and prepare yourself for some challenging layering. Be ready to dance from beginning to end!
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: LAMIA1

1pm - 3pm Jill Parker: Tribal as Folk (Level 2)
This workshop has never been offered and was created for this specifically for Tribal Remix! In Tribal as Folk, Jill will be drawing from the deep archives of movement and unique insights gained from 30 years of studying and creating art in San Francisco, the heart of the Tribal Belly Dance movement, also know as Tribal Town. Jill will teach steps and vocabulary that she has gathered over the years from colleagues and teachers such as Aisha Ali, Carolena Nerricio of FCBD, John Compton and Rebaba of Hahbi Ru, Katarina Burda of Aywah, Malia De Felice, Jamila Salimpour of Balanat, and Maria Hamer, Christine Hamer and Olivia Kissel of (the now defunct) Zafira Dance Company...

She will also be teaching her unique highly stylized versions of this vocabulary. This class will be a part hard hitting dance drills, part history lesson, and part contextualization of "tribal steps" within a wider frame of the legacy of this dance. This class is designed to lend a deeper insight into the lineage of the dance and the legacy Jill Parker helped create.  Many European dancers have never been exposed to the various links, shared influences and lineage of Tribal Fusion. Many have perhaps never travelled to the US to study there and contextualize this form. Jill aims to bring this information to you in an easy to understand and useable format. Jill will be offering both level one and level two version of this workshop. Each will stand alone or work well together.
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: JILL2

3.15 - 5.15pm Tjarda Van Straten:  The Breath of Dance
Breath, like dance, is movement. And movement is life: no movement no life, no life no dance. This workshop is all about the breath and how it's there to support us. But it can do even more. When you learn how the breath can influence any movement, you can creatively use it to increase the effect of your expression and to deepen the sensation of the movement. Breath is the most vital exchange between the inner and outer world – how can you manage this exchange to the point where you breathe freely without exhaling control? Tjarda has put her extensive experience into this eye opening workshop, enabling her to help anyone to get in touch with their breath. A completely new dimension opens up. For life!
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: TJARDA2

Sunday 27th May 2018

Level 1

9am - 11am:   Lamia Barbara: Indian infused belly dance: a practical introduction
Taking inspiration from her classical Indian dance studies, Lamia has designed this workshop to introduce the beautiful blending of Indian dance nuances and Belly Dance technique. After basic movement exercises, feet patterns and strengthening drills you will learn a few combinations with Lamia’s signature style.
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: LAMIA2

11.15pm - 1.15pm Jill Parker: Tribal Folk (Level 1)
This workshop has never been offered and was created for this specifically for Tribal Remix! In Tribal as Folk, Jill will be drawing from the deep archives of movement and unique insights gained from 30 years of studying and creating art in San Francisco, the heart of the Tribal Belly Dance movement, also know as Tribal Town. Jill will teach steps and vocabulary that she has gathered over the years from colleagues and teachers such as Aisha Ali, Carolena Nerricio of FCBD, John Compton and Rebaba of Hahbi Ru, Katarina Burda of Aywah, Malia De Felice, Jamila Salimpour of Balanat, and Maria Hamer, Christine Hamer and Olivia Kissel of (the now defunct) Zafira Dance Company...

She will also be teaching her unique highly stylized versions of this vocabulary. This class will be a part hard hitting dance drills, part history lesson, and part contextualization of "tribal steps" within a wider frame of the legacy of this dance. This class is designed to lend a deeper insight into the lineage of the dance and the legacy Jill Parker helped create.  Many European dancers have never been exposed to the various links, shared influences and lineage of Tribal Fusion. Many have perhaps never travelled to the US to study there and contextualize this form. Jill aims to bring this information to you in an easy to understand and useable format. Jill will be offering both level one and level two version of this workshop. Each will stand alone or work well together.
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: JILL3

2pm - 4pm Tjarda Van Straten: Size does Matter
How do Form, Time, Effort and Reach Space inform your movement? What effect do they have on your audience? And, turning it around (hello!); how do they influence you? This tantalizing workshop explores the surprising effects of changing these elements, or even just applying them in varying strengths. It will enhance dynamics, body awareness and use of energy, helping you find new inspiration on even the gloomiest afternoon. A fun and creative workshop to step outside your comfort zone and push your boundaries to the next level!
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: TJARDA3

Level 2

9am - 11am Jill Parker: Sensual Chifti (Choreography)
Jill Parker will be teaching a slinky and sensuous choreography, utilizing many of her signature combinations to Sensual Chifti. This will be an opportunity to learn gorgeous new-classic belly dance vocabulary and begin to learn how transitions start to smoothly melt away and become more deeply embodied.
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: JILL4

11.15am - 1.15pm Tjarda Van Straten: How Shall I Phrase That?
In speaking, we can pronounce a sentence in so many ways, and the effect on the listener can range from disinterested to deeply moved. The difference? Projecting the voice or retreating it, increase the distance between higher and lower notes, letting the voice ring in the room, pausing or speeding words up, adding cadence in the sentences. This way, a funny story to friends sounds completely different from a fairytale for kids. With dance we can do exactly the same and this workshop teaches you how. Combining elements from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies with clear exercises, every routine you ever have done and will make from now on, can be maximized for emotive effect. Deepen your dance!
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: TJARDA4

2pm - 4pm:   Alexis Southall : Crazy Layers & Killer Combos!
After a 10 minute warm up, we are going to spend almost two hours drilling and dancing through some brand new combos. This high energy class will see us layering multiple parts of the body - chest, hips, feet, arms and hands... whatever you can think of, we're gonna try it out! And we'll throw it all together with some fun combinations at the end of class. Sweating and lots of laughter are all par for the course ;) Expect to be both physically and intellectually challenged in this workshop.
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: ALEXIS2

Monday 28th May 2018

Level 1

10am - 12pm Tjarda Van Straten: Fusion Fiesta
The Fusion Fiesta is a fun workshop in which Tjarda incorporates various dance styles into a challenging combo, laced with her particular way of moving. By exploring the movement vocabulary of this combo, you are encouraged to use this knowledge in your own dance. Techniques based on Tjarda’s research at the New York Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies are employed, bringing attention to your use of movement. This way you will be better able to create dynamics in your own future routines, staying true to your unique choices. Let’s dance!! (ps. if you have ever taken this workshop with Tjarda before, please note that she creates new combinations every 6 months)
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: TJARDA5

1pm - 3pm Jill Parker: Shimmy Therapy: Ready Aim Fire! The Jill Parker Method
Earthy, fluid, juicy, percussive and loose shimmies are a trademark of Belly Dance, especially Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. We are going to drill varieties of loose shimmies until your body doesn't have any choice but to understand what we're after! Think Mechanics. Think loose and gooey. Think in the pocket, sure fire timing. Think heavy, low and loose pelvis. Jill will give you tools and drills for wiggling more excellence into your shimmy.
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: JILL5

3.15 - 5.15pm:  Lamia Barbara: Slow movements and soulful arms
In this workshop we’ll focus on the technique for shoulders, arms and hands to create powerful, elegant and expressive movements. Lamia will share specific exercises designed to release tension and strengthen the upper body, improve posture, elegance and water-like movements. Understanding that every movement has it source in the center of the body, we'll go for an exploration of our belly muscles to create precise and isolated undulations and isolations.
level: beginners/improvers
booking code: LAMIA3

Level 2

10am - 12pm Lamia Barbara :The art of rhythm: Indian infused drum solo
Taking inspiration from her classical Indian dance and Music studies, Lamia has created an original drum solo choreography that blends Indian dance nuances and Belly Dance technique. Basic movement exercises, feet patterns and strengthening drills are included.
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: LAMIA4

1pm - 3pm Tjarda Van Straten: Moving MOveMENTs
Ready to take your skill to a deeper level? Blocked by habits or even stuck in a rut? Then it's time for some fresh perspectives to break through, reach your audience further than ever before! It is amazing what a few hours can do for your movement profile – a wider horizon opens up without losing what makes your approach and your body unique. Combining Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement concepts with Tjarda's own flair, this workshop is all about a few useful tools plus experimentation. Experimentation with a clear purpose: learning to articulate more clearly and make instinctive decisions. We will learn one of Tjarda's signature style movement sequences to reaffirm some of the ideas discovered in this workshop. Keywords: intention, body language, authenticity. Increase your possibilities without getting lost, increase your power without being overwhelmed. Grow!
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: TJARDA6

3.15 - 5.15pm Jill Parker: Embodiment
Infuse a more earthy & grounded intention into your presentation. Together we will explore an approach designed to deepen you into relaxation, fluency, confidence and into optimal embodied performance state. In this workshop Jill facilitates an exploration of experimentation, authenticity, awareness, choices and challenges us to question our habits. We aim to express more fully, dance more intentionally and soar through space owning it like a regal Queen!
level: intermediate/advanced
booking code: JILL6

5.30pm - 7pm: signing, group photo's, individual photo's with the teachers, certificates