EARLY BIRD TILL 9.5.2017
WORKSHOP 1 Persian Classical Dance
WORKSOP 2 Persian Contemporary Fusion choreography
WORKSHOP 3 Afghani dance
WORKSHOP 4 Uzbek dance
Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices.
Sacred Dance of the Silk Road is a unique format developed by Miriam Peretz, offering a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement. Each session is layered with group rituals and a holistic integration of mind, body and heart. Sessions open with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence within the group and space, becoming fully present, and connecting with community in the sacred circle of dance. Then moving onto an intensive contemporary inspired warm-up, focusing on the spirals of the body, fluidity in the spine, contract/release, and getting the blood flowing. At the heart of the dances is devotion, so emotionally quality is explored, as is the art of turning, integral to all Central Asian dance forms. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of Central Asian dance through technique, choreography, and improvisation.
Persian Classical Dance
Persian Classical dance is a highly graceful, fluid dance form that takes inspiration from movements in nature, and from the highly detailed arabesques and miniature artwork depicting angelic women and royalty.The dance form also draws inspiration from the
poetry of the great sufi mystics such as Hafez, Omar Khayyam, Baba Taher and Rumi. Common themes in the dance, inspired by the poetry include the moth to flame, nightingales and roses, intoxication with love for the beloved, or a bird spreading its
wings to fly to freedom.
Workshop 1/24.6./ 11.30 – 14.00 pm: Persian Classical Dance (all levels – beginner friendly)
Workshop 2/ 24.6.: 15.00 – 17.30 pm Persian Contemporary Fusion choreography (experienced dancers)
Workshop 3/25.6./11.30 – 14.00 pm: Afghani dance (all levels – beginner friendly)
Workshop 4/25.6./15.00 – 17.30 pm: Uzbek dance (experienced dancers)