$75 – $345

Paola Blanton in Shellharbour NSW

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Astarte Mind & Body

45 Durgadin Drive

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Albion Park Rail, NSW 2527

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Experience the soul of theatrical oriental dance, lift your energy and spirits with lively world and Balkan Fusion, and explore the ethereal and emotive qualities of Isadora Duncan style dance, with International dance artist Paola Blanton.


WORKSHOP COSTS


Individual Workshops: $75
Double Workshop Package Saturday:$140
Double Workshop Package Sunday: $140
FULL WORKSHOP PACKAGE (All workshops): $345

DATES & SPICES HAFLA with Paola $45 (Tickets via official event here)


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS


FRIDAY 15TH JUNE - ORIENTAL FANTASY


6PM-8PM
NADIA'S DANCE
A fantasy troupe piece inspired by Nadia Gamal that uses Duncan Dance technique blended with Oriental. Learn new and creative ways to arrange dancers onstage and to bring out expressive connection between dancers.


SATURDAY 16TH JUNE - WORLD DANCE EXPLOSION


10AM-12PM
OPA NINA NINA NAI
The classic Greek/Turkish Tchiftetelli step in a lively journey through one of the Balkans’ favorite songs – “Opa Nina Nina Nai”. Includes Macedonian, Greek, and Turkish musical variations, traditional steps, light formations, and improvisational opportunities.

1PM-3PM
TURBO GYPSY
An electric, Balkan fusion group dance with hot foot and hip patterns to an unforgettable, pumped Balkan/Gypsy/Ska song by Kiril Dzjaikovski. Includes parts for solo as well as group. A world favorite – taught at many festivals, with high-energy impact that always brings the house down!


6PM-11.00PM
DATES & SPICES HAFLA WITH PAOLA @ GREEN POPPY, SHELLHARBOUR VILLAGE
Join us for a double celebration of dance, and Paola's 50th birthday. Ticket cost includes delicious 5 x course Green Poppy finger food menu, entertainment, and dancing. **Tickets purchased via this link***


SUNDAY 17TH JUNE - DUNCAN DANCE & SACRED ARTS


11AM-1PM
DUNCAN DANCE - THE POETRY OF FORM AND BEING
An introduction to Isadora Duncan’s inspirations for her new idiom of Contemporary Dance. Includes the solar plexus cycle, the Universal Gesture and an introduction to the Tanagra Sequence based on classical Greek Sculpture.

SUNDAY 17TH JUNE 2PM-4PM
CELESTIAL CELEBRATION
Universal Geometry sequences from the Duncan Angelic dances, replete with ethereal, heavenly imagery and music. Conscious breath work and prayerful gestures combine with intention setting for a true interlude of movement prayer.




ABOUT PAOLA


Paola is an accomplished oriental style bellydancer and world fusion dance artist.
She is a Master Teacher in Keti-Sharif's original and Advanced A-Z Belly Dance program, a scholar of Isadora Duncan style dance, and an aficionado of Balkan Fusion dance.
Paola brings her background in drama, theatre and the humanities to her teaching style, and her continuing studies and dance repertoire has seen her teaching and presenting at symposiums and dance festivals across the world, including Australia, USA, Canada, Egypt and Macedonia.

www.paolablanton.com

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