Double Trouble: Ebony & Chudney in Asheville
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT
Studio Zahiya | 90 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Join two of bellydance's stars in a weekend of bellydance presented by Lisa Zahiya.
Full weekend (includes 4 workshops and hafla ticket!): $150
Saturday Workshops (4 hours): $90
Sunday Workshops (3 hours): $70
all sales are final and non-transferable
10a-noon The Ultimate Guide to The Taqsim with Chudney
Taqsim, taqasim, taksim, however you spell it, what the heck is it? This workshop is all about the taqsim. We will explore what a taqsim is, familiarize ourselves with the different musical instruments, express the rich instrumentation with our bodies, and examine the emotive qualities that create an experience for both you and your audience. Chudney’s guidelines on how to approach the taqsim will leave you feeling refreshed, confident, and ready for the stage.
1-3pm The Unusual Drum Solo with Ebony Qualls
An unexpected spin on the traditional drum solo, learn a piece that is choreographed to glass bottles, a marching band or industrial sounds. Learn how to reflect the sounds and mood of the “drumming” with the grace and simplicity of your movements. Drill exercises for improvisational popping sections. Electrify your audience with fast and energetic combinations, and create suspense with dramatic pauses. Dance shoes recommended, but not required.
7pm Hafla! Details coming soon
10:30-noon Urban Fusion Technique with Ebony Qualls
Explore a fun and unique spin on tribal fusion belly dance. Learn combinations which are influenced by urban styles found in hip hop, retro funk styles such as popping, and the timeless influence of raqs sharqi. Build coordination, work on isolating movements, and expand your dance style with unusual undulations. This workshop will be high energy, prepare to sweat and have fun. Dance shoes recommended, but not required.
1-2:30pm Oriental Technique & Combinations Á la Chudney
Technique and combinations go hand and hand. How can you dance a combination if you can’t execute the individual moves? Chudney will break down fresh and challenging moves, drill them, and then strategically place them into dynamic combinations to pull it all together for a polished look. Get ready to rak out as we drill and combo up a sweat!