Teacher: Toni Pasion
Toni weaves her hula, Philippine dance, and improvisational dance practices to create choreography that truly enlivens her being and identity as a second generation Filipinx in Hawaiʻi. In this workshop, Toni will guide some improvisation techniques involved in the creation of her solo work Mirr(or), and teach an excerpt of its choreography.
Teacher: Toni Pasion
Teacher: Angel Prince
This workshop will explore the social dance, Argentine tango. An art form that can grace both stage and dance floor, the tango is based on improvisational technique. We will break down this sometime intimidating partner dance into something not only approachable but also extremely enjoyable. Playing with musicality, partner games and basic steps, this class will bring a playful and exploratory view of this dance. All levels of tango experience welcome.
Teacher: Tara Pandeya
Central Asian dance essentials. In this workshop dancers will learn unique spin sequences, detailed hand gestures, footwork patterns, stylized stops and drops and a short choreography upon completion.
The workshop will focus on fluid harikat (gesture), intricate spin sequences and footwork patterns specific to traditional Uyghur style dance. Uyghur dance is a culturally and artistically diverse performing arts tradition due to its unique location on the ancient
Silk Road. The region of Uyghur Autonomous Xinjiang (formerly East Turkestan) is a historically significant region that shares borders with nine countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, Tibet, Kyrgyzstan and India. Dancers will also
sample traditional dance movement vocabulary from Afghanistan such as the ‘Attan’, their national dance, as well as Tajik dance from the Pamir Mountains.
Teacher: Yi-Chun "Billy" Chang
listen to your body and heart. This workshop is base on traditional tai chi knowledge and contemporary yoga philosophy. This is a workshop that to open the possibility of your body movement and potential of your own journey.
Teacher: Jazmyne M.K. Geis
"Urban Cultural Dance" represents Jazmyne’s vision to introduce her explorative style to the traditional form of Hawaiian hula, unifying it with other styles, such as modern dance, jazz funk and hip-hop inspired movement. Starting from Jazmyne’s roots in the Hawaiian Islands, dance practices from Hawaiian hula will be introduced and explained. The teaching approach will be to introduce students to some basic movement vocabulary, and with a teaser of the movement and culture, proceed by exploring how the hula can be influenced by broader diverse settings, cultures and lands, adapting the movement to more cross-cultural music rhythms and choreography sequences as a form influenced but very different from the traditional.
Teacher: Akari Ueoka
In this one-hour workshop, you will learn some fundamental moves of Yosakoi and a part of an item choreographed by the late Suga Kunitomo in 1994. She was a legendary figure in the scene of Yosakoi not only in Kochi but also all over Japan. has changed the history of Yosakoi in positive ways. She has choreographed countless items for numerous teams all over Japan. Today, her students continue to carry her mission and passion, which was to bring peace to world through dancing.
Teacher: Sarala Dandekar
How to performers transform space, time, and place? In Odissi, it is by subsuming movement from direct to indirect, from exuberant to liquid grace, from the personal to the mythic. This introduction to Odissi dance technique will focus on philosophical concepts of time, incorporating a basic introductory workshop with a master class on tempo and stillness, mood and memory, that dancers of all levels and backgrounds can put to their own use. Everyone will get a taste of Odissi in their moving bodies and perhaps leave with a few ideas to use in their own creative work.
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