Workshops with Mariel Sitka – Argentina
SATURDAY, MAY 25TH
| General Workshop – Oriental Rhythmology – Practice Of Saggats
TIME: 12:30-2PM – THE MORNING ROOM
Complimentary Saggats workshop 1.5 hours
TECHNIQUE: How to use saggats, main touches: opened, closed & crossed. Tempo & Harmony. Main oriental rithms: malfouf, masmoudi saguir, masmoudi kabir, saidi, maksum, tawil, wahda kabir, shiftetelli, vals, zaffa.
FREE WORKSHOP FOR ALL ORIENTAL DANCERS
Clip of material that will be covered
Saggats Material in Action!
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| General Workshop – Nubian Folklore TIME: 4-6PM – THE MORNING ROOM
LEVEL: General Level Nubian Dance – 2 hours
TECHNIQUE: We will be learning and introducing the history of the dance, main steps, main combinations, significance of movements, attitude, choregraphic designs, costume, music and rhythms.
‘The Nubian culture is passed from generation to generation, and resonates particularly strongly in its music. Drums and clapping hands dominated the music of old Nubia.
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH
| Intermediate Workshop – Bedouine Folklore – Hagallah TIME: 12-2PM – THE BALLROOM
LEVEL: Intermediate Haggalah (Bedouin) Dance – 2 hours
TECHNIQUE: History of the dance, main steps, main combinations, significance of movements, attitude, choregraphic designs, costume, music.‘The folkloric dance of celebration known as the hagallah is performed by the settled Bedouin (bedu) of Mersa Matruh in Western Egypt and is often performed during the date harvest. The word “hagallah” is believed to derive from an Arabic word hag’l, meaning to skip or jump. ‘Hagallah’ refers to the dancer, the music and dance itself. ‘
1 hour lunch break
| Master Class – Oriental Choreography TIME: 3-5PM – THE BALLROOM
LEVEL: Advanced - Classical Oriental Choreography – 2 hours
TECHNIQUE: Passed on by the Egyptian Masters in Egyptian style, we will cover a special emphasis for introducing attitude, body language for feelings and emotions, to explore the use of the space as well as strong choreographic tips.
Performance programme during evening Hafla at Shakefest 2013:
1 workshop – €30
2 workshops – €45
3 workshops – only €60
***General level Saggats workshop is FREE but bookings should be made in advance as spaces limited