Golden Era Workshop
Sunday, October 20, 1:00-3:00 (changed from August 27)
Start your fall dance season with a blast from the past!
This isn't about "Golden Era style" - this is all about THE Golden Era dance and the dancers!
You'll watch videos. You'll try signature moves and combos, directly from the videos. And, you'll cover:
• Changes in musicality from the 1930's to 1970's (transitioning the Golden through Classical Eras) - this is a big one! Instrumentation, taksim, transitions, space use, the evolution of "belly dance music," etc.
• Choreographed dance versus improvisation: how to tell the difference, and how choreography influenced dance and music through the decades
• Shifts in public perception and acceptance of Raks Sharki through the decades through cinematographic records
• Differences between cinema and live shows
• Cross-influences between Hollywood/Western culture and Egypt
• Developing or fine-tuning your own private study of the Golden Era videos
You'll start briefly with the 1900's through 1920's Egypt and North America; then you'll spend most of the time in the Golden Era with the big stars and some "unknowns" in the 1930s-1950s, and end briefly with the 1960s and 1970s big names and the beginning of the classical style.
Maya has been intensively studying and thinking about these videos for about 15 years, in the context of dance and music evolution; come and learn what she’s studied, in the nutshell of 2 hours instead of 15 years!
Pre-register now directly with Maya or at Bedouin Beats!