$65 – $75

Up and Down the Nile - Bellydance Workshops with Rachel Bond

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In association with Arabian Nights at Polit, #JazidaProductions is proud to facilitate bellydance workshops “Up and Down the Nile with Rachel Bond” at the Kmotion Studios on Northbourne Avenue on 4 March 2018

***Many of you wanted to come and were dismayed by the clash with the Multicultural Festival on 17 February. Therefore, we've posposed the workshops to from the original date of 17 February to 4 March***


Workshop One: Upper Egypt (1pm - 3pm)
$45 ($35 early bird)

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Explore the lands of the Saidi, Ghawazee and Nubian peoples, with a taste of each of their dance styles. For dancers already familiar with Saidi, we will delve into the more masculine side with stick work and combinations inspired by the Tahtib fighting dance.

Workshop Two: Cairo Balady (3pm – 5pm)
$45 ($35 early bird)

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Explore classical balady from Cairo and demystify this structured improvisation by understanding each of the typical segments and transitions so that you can relax and get juicy with it. These skills can then be applied in any context where you wish to improvise with confidence and joy.

Both Workshops: Up and Down the Nile (1pm – 3pm AND 3pm – 5pm)
$75 ($65 early bird)

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Upper Egypt Workshop

Up and Down the Nile River, Upper Egypt
Bellydance Wokshop with Rachel Bond
1pm – 3pm at the Kmotion Dance Studio

Upper Egypt Cruise up the Nile with Rachel to the Saiidi region to explore the best-known Ghawazee style, which has had a strong influence on the development of both Oriental and Tribal bellydance. Then get your masculine on as we recreate a Tahtib tournament, where you’ll learn authentic stick movement patterns that will add depth and authenticity to your Saidi dancing. Finally, we visit a Nubian wedding in Aswan to enjoy this joyful social dance.

Level: Open, but some experience recommended (especially with a stick).

What to bring: Please bring a stick - preferably straight. More advanced students may also bring finger cymbals.


Cairo Balady

Up and Down the Nile River, Cairo Balady
Bellydance Workshop with Rachel Bond
3pm – 5pm at the Kmotion Dance Studio

Cairo Balady Known colloquially as “Mother of the World”, Cairo is the birthplace of bellydance as we know it. At its heart is the classical balady: a three-way conversation between dancer, drummer and musician. Demystify this structured improvisation by understanding each of the typical segments and transitions so that you can relax and get juicy with it. These skills can then be applied in any context where you wish to improvise with confidence and joy.

Level: Open

What to bring: You do not need to bring anything. More advanced students who are already familiar with ashra balady may bring finger cymbals and/or a melaya.

About Rachel Bond

An award-winning professional bellydancer and teacher in Sydney, Rachel Bond is recognised as a versatile performer with a diverse repertoire and a passion for sharing the joy of dance. Her training in Egyptian Folkloric alongside classical and modern Oriental dance makes a refreshing point of difference: in early 2018 she will be the first Australian dancer to complete all 4 levels of Sahra Saeeda’s “Journey Through Egypt” program. Rachel is also the founder and director of Inspire Bellydance, Sydney’s largest bellydance school. Students appreciate Rachel’s culturally informed, structured and detail-oriented approach to teaching. In Canberra this February she will be sharing some of her favourite dance styles.

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