Workshops

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Rakkasah East 2018 Workshops

Thursday  October 11 - Sunday, October 14

 

Rakkasah East Packages:

Full Package - $280 for all classes Thurday through Sunday, festival entrance and your choice of dance day and time.

Two Day Package - $180 all classes Thursday and Friday (does not include entrance to the festival) and your choice of dance day and time.

Registration Form: 

Mail form and payment to Rakkasah. 553 Spring Mills Road, Milford, NJ 08848

All Classes held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset, New Jersey 08873

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Thursday  October 11 – Day of Dance (10am-5pm) $100 / $125 Individual Classes $35 / $45

Registration starts 15 minutes before each class

 

10am – 12noon

TBA

 

12:30pm – 2:30pm

June Seaney - Turkish Romani (Gypsy) Dance – A look into dance culture and celebrations in the Romani way – gestures and dance steps taught to 9/8 Ağir Roman rhythm and as a way to feel this music and dance we will put them together into a fun, choreography.

 

3pm – 5pm

Vikki Gale - 

Thursday Evening 

 

7:15pm – 9:15pm

Leila Haddad - Elements and sequences for a rich choreography in Oriental dance à la Leila -  Use of the space for a passionate dance experience in theaters

Friday October 12 –Day of Dance (10am-5pm) $100 / $125 Individual Classes $35 / $45

Registration starts 15 minutes before each class

 

10am – 12noon

 Saqra - American Cabaret Style: History, Costuming and Performance Technique

 

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Fahtiem - 

 

3pm – 5pm

Belladonna - 

Saturday October 13 - $35 / $45

 

9:30am -11am

Leila Haddad - Experience the richness of traditional dances from North Africa : Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia - bring 2 small square scarves

 

9:30am -11am

Belladonna - 

 

9:30am – 11am 

Natica - The Art of Awe II and The Power of Your Creative Dance Spirit with  2018  Rakkasah East  awesome dance innovations, rehearsing traditional and renowned expressive attitudes,  remembering effective performance techniques and surprises from subtle to spectacular presentation.   Refreshes your inner dancer with a  continuing reference for all artists in the new book The Art of Awe II and The Power Of Your Creative Spirit and goes beyond the earlier book:  Art of Awe and the Power of Your Artists Statement    The newest 244 page (2018) book is free to all class  participants and celebrates the spirit of Rakkasah. 

 

9:30am – 11am

Scott Wilson and Casey Bond - Drums Alive! A fun, friendly percussion workshop with Casey Bond (doumbek), featuring Scott Wilson (oud & vocals) and belly dancer Leni Cohen (bass doumbek.) Drummers will learn to play lead or bass parts of the belly dance songs that everybody loves. Dancers- this is your chance to experience LIVE music and LIVE drum solos with NYC's legendary Scott Wilson & Efendi band! ALL levels welcome- special care given to novices!  Casey brings the grooves and Scott strums the oud while Leni busts some moves! Bring a doumbek, frame drum or zills and as always, a smile!

   Sunday October 14 - $35 / $45 

 

9:30am – 11am

Fahtiem - 

 

9:30am – 11am

Annena - Tapladocka - Choreo/Combos.  Old tyme moves now.  Drum Solo, hip work fluidity and control.  Classic meets modern.  

 

9:30am – 11am

TBA