The Mini Massive (Intensives)

Incredible new programing with Jill Parker and Sadie Marquardt! Choose your own adventure and customize it for your personal participation level by joining one or both programs.

• JILL PARKER: Studio to Stage Performance Intensive

(Mornings / 19 hrs) Experience all that’s involved in preparing a polished dance performance for the stage. Choreographic phrases unfold into a larger dance piece as artistic staging specific to our tribe emerges.

The studio to stage experience with Jill Parker is a once in a lifetime experience that’s not one to be missed. Join the Tribe!

• SADIE MARQUARDT: Getting down to the Roots of Raqs Sharqi - with performance opportunity

(Afternoons / 27.5 hrs) Raqs Sharqi (Dance of the East) emerged in Egypt in the early 1900's from a myriad of influences and lineages. Today's modern bellydance, and all its genres, was born of this style and what a style it was. Think backbends, shimmies, pops, locks and layers are a modern effect? Think again!

Sadie has created a professional, intensive course exclusively for The Tribal Massive that will take you on a journey of the foundational steps, foot patterns, pelvic and torso movements as well as posture, framing and staging that became representative of the Raqs Sharqi style. As elegant as these dancers presented themselves, traditional Raqs Sharqi is one of the most complex styles of dance!

Sadie has dedicated the last 7 years to developing a methodology to unlock the language of Raqs Sharqi which she offers in her Raqs Flow training program. Sadie will share many key concepts, techniques and philosophies from her personal approach as well as sharing those from her mentors and teachers from Egypt. This workshop is for all levels and all styles who wish to explore the deeper roots of our dance and who wish to delve deep into technique.

The cherry on top of this lovely training course will be a performance opportunity at the Massive Spectacular show with Sadie. Performing is not mandatory, but mastery of the choreography is needed to be selected to perform. You will learn and be eligible to perform a Golden Era choreography with Sadie.

The Golden Era of Bellydance began in Cairo in the 1940’s where names like Tahiya Karioka, Samya Gamal, Naima Akef hit the stage and the movie scene. They were stars and legends, their dances they did were all the craze of their time and even still today!! Their moves were elegant, graceful and poised. This style, for the most part, has had the most influence on what we refer to as bellydance today and is emulated in almost every style of bellydance seen today. Whether you wish to perform or not, this course will take you deep into the cultural heritage of Raqs Sharqi and bring new depths of awareness to the dance you know and love!

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