FROM THE HIP - WEEKLY NEWS WITH DEVILLA !
SEKHMET DANCE CO. IN THE GALA SHOW!
In May, we will be preparing for our performance at Cairo ShimmyQuake, moving into special dance collective rehearsals: May 6th - 27th, 10:00 - 11:00 am. With May 27th as our dress rehearsal for Cairo ShimmyQuake, 10:00 - 11:30 am.
The Annual Cairo ShimmyQuake (CSQ) Belly Dance Festival is held every first weekend of June, it’s an international jam fest! The Festival includes everything that is popular and happening in the US, Europe, the Near and Mid-East, North Africa, and Asia: Bollywood, Flamenco, Balkan, Egyptian Pop, Tribal, Cabaret, and many more styles from around the globe are always featured.
The CSQ Belly Dance Festival will encompass all these facets of music and dance! There will be live bands, drum circles, open dance, and over one hundred shows over the weekend. Vendors will display the latest in clothing, jewelry, costuming, art, music, and handmade crafts – and: Delicious food is always available! There’s something for absolutely everyone!
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TUESDAY NIGHT TUNE UP!
Save the dates and stay tuned for registration details. On Zoom only! This class is for all levels and anyone to up their game. This series will prep the dancer for my technique, drills, combos, and choreo classes beginning June 10th, or to hone your bellydancing skills wherever you may go!
SANTA CRUZ IS FINALLY HERE!
Be whisked away by mesmerizing song, intoxicating dance and delectable libations - a most extravagant evening of music, wine & performance!
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DRUM SOLO WORKSHOP!
Come to my Drum Solo Choreography workshop, learn the choreo and dance with me in the IndepenDANCE Day Gala Show with Master Percussionist Issam Houshan! Sign up for the workshop, get in the show for free, and dance with me and Issam!
SIZZLING SUMMER WORKSHOPS!
Come Celebrate your Indepen-DANCE with Issam and DeVilla at DanceGardenLA! "Name that Rhythm" with Issam and DeVilla
Sunday July 9th 11-12:30 Middle Eastern musical rhythms are ancient and profound. They call us from our seats, beg us to sway, dance and lose ourselves in the music. In this workshop Issam will teach us the structure of some of these rhythms and help us, the dancers, better understand how to interpret them through our dance. DeVilla will guide the dancers through corresponding combinations that will be crafted together to create a short dance. This will help dancers better understand how to interpret these beautiful rhythms, feel more comfortable when dancing to them and more confident dancing to them live. All Levels encouraged! “How to dance to a live drummer” with Issam and DeVilla Sunday July 9th 1-2:30
The interaction between a drummer and a dancer should be intense yet joyful. As a dancer, how do you know what to dance to with a live drummer? How do you know when he is going to change rhythms? Should you cue the drummer? As a musician, how long should you repeat a phrase? Should you control the dancer's direction? In this workshop you will learn the answers to these questions and much more. This is a unique interactive workshop featuring Issam and DeVilla. Ideal for dancers and musicians. Beginner to advanced. All Levels encouraged! Indepen-Dance Gala Show with Issam, DeVilla and special guests! Sunday July 9th doors at 5:30 Show at 6 PM In-Studio and Via Crowdcast!
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