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Workshops with Ariellah

Ariellah (USA)


Friday. May 22th, 5.00-7.00 pm
Drawing Down The Moon:

Drawing Inward, Reflecting Outward, Building Expression and Cultivating Fluidity

Saturday, May 23rd 11.00am-13.00 pm
Movements Defined: Isolation Work

Saturday, May 23rd 13.30am-15.30 pm
Darker Fusion Belly Dance

Combinations and Choreography

Sunday, May 24th 10.00am-1.00pmn
Drill to Master Class
Advance Technique: Elevate Your Dance

Drills and Thrills. Bring some fun back into the solemn world of drilling!


Saturday May, 23rd, 2009

Anya Naima
Anya Naima (Tribaala)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm * Sweet & Fast Tribal Moves

Brand-new combos from the treasure chest of Mardi Love (The Indigo) and by Anya Naima herself. Burlesque looking movements with subtle transitions, fast spins and formation changes … perfectly suited for both - ATS dancers who would like to enhance their repertoire and Fusion dancers looking for new choreo elements. As usual Anya starts and ends her workshop with a Yoga-based warm-up and cool-down.

Dud Muurmand
Dud Muurmand (Denmark)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm * Gypsy-Tribal Fusion

A colourful mix of gypsy style moves and steps put into context with the new and upbeat gypsy-fusion music. The workshop will also introduce tribal and oriental dancers to the basic technique and grounding of gypsy fusion dance including skirt work, spins/turns, improv-flow and working with dramatic expressions and personal interpretation. As always with the Gypsy Dance you will find your inner dragon and leave with a big smile! The big skirt will be necessary for this WS, preferably a double circle skirt.

Gabriella (Nea´s Tribal)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm * New – Tribelly

A workshop for those who like to use the essence and secret of Tribal Style Dance for their own duo or group performances. Gabriella will introduce her new concept to dancers who would like to synchronize their dances without using any choreography. This is suitable for solo performances, group dancers and teachers of ATS, Tribal Fusion and Middle Eastern Dance.

Martha (Ensemble FCBD, USA)

1:30 – 3:30 pm * Contact & Communication (ATS)

This is for all ATS interested dancers – exciting combos and information directly from the source so to say – Martha has been a member of the FCBC student group and will be moving to Germany soon.

Apsara Habiba
Apsara Habiba

1:30 – 3:30 pm * Indian Dance Sticks

Dance Sticks are traditionally used in north- and south Indian folkdances. But Absara Habiba would not be Absara Habiba if she wouldn’t also show you some unique and different ways to use them in the dance. Please bring sticks with the following measures – 2 pcs. 25-30 cm each, 2cm in diameter. (F.e. DIY superstore)

Tara La Loba
Tara La Loba

1:30 – 3:30 pm * Fire I - Poi & torch-swinging
Poi & Fackel-Swinging

Die Feuer WS sind grundsätzlich für ALLE offen und beinhalten zuerst einmal eine grundsätzliche Einführung in das Thema Feuer.

This workshop is open for all levels and includes a lot of basic information about working with open fire. Tara will show you the basic technique of torch swinging, movements and combos some of which can also be used with pois.

Workshops on Sunday May 24, 2009

Ercan Carikci (Türk./Deutschland)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm * Hip-Hop & Streetdance Meets Tribalfusion

Ercan has attended several German-, European- and World Championships for Hip Hop and Dance floor and is now teaching groups of all ages, develops choreographies for shows and also worked at the Schauspielhaus Hannover for two years.

Apsara Habiba
Apsara Habiba

11:00 am – 1:00 pm * Sword and Dagger

Apsara Habiba is known and popular for using unusual accessories in her Tribal Dancing - she and her ensemble already danced with swords, daggers, shields and spears. Apsara will teach new moves and combos based on ATS with a slight touch of Tribal Fusion, mixed with dagger and sword action and lots of Amazon power… Not suitable for Tribal beginners!

Please bring a sword and/or dagger with you.

Tara La Loba
Tara La Loba

11:00 am – 1:00 pm * Fire II – Fire fans and other accessories

Tara introduces you to the swinging techniques for swords, single and double staffs and fire fans.

Martha (Ensemble FCBD, USA)

1:30 – 3:30 pm * Advanced Technique (ATS)

In this workshop, Martha will teach ATS for advanced dancers.

Patricia (Perlatentia)

1:30 – 3:30 pm * Tribal Stylization - Balkan Fusion

Tribal Style Dance is a very unique fusion of movements and elements of various cultures – adding new elements or emphasizing on special stylistics can give the dance a whole new direction without loosing the “classical” Tribal Style characteristics. The emphasis in this workshop is on “Balkan” – which means sweeping music, playful and cheeky movements and lots of eastern-European soulfulness.

Radha SarmaRadha Sarma (Indien/Dtsch.)

1:30 – 3:30 pm * Bharata Natyam – classical Indian dance

Back to the Roots – a workshop for all dancers, who would like to get to know the roots of many Indian influenced Tribal Fusion combos and who would like to get some new inspirations. Radha will teach finger-, hand- and head movements and precise footwork.

Registration and Booking for the Workshops
Ariane Mükan Advance booking for international visitors is strongly recommended! Detailed information for workshop booking here.