Originally posted on JANIM: We had an incredible year at the festival…a turning point…a new year. This was our fresh start, and I have never felt happier. Thanks to everyone who attended and dancer their hearts out! My heart is…
Amartia will cover the combinations, styling and techniques inspired by the legendary Egyptian bellydancers….or were they? Our favorites such as Nagua Fouad , Katy, Samia brought in influences from their own cultures and created a niche hybrid of dance called Raks Sharqi.Discover all of their secret pasts. Delve into the Lebanese, Tunisian, Syrian, Latina, Greek and Egyptian dancers whose movies and moves we love to watch. Learn how to blend their cultures (and yours) into a unique style of Raqs Sharki!
Register for this unique Saturday festival workshop!
Ever want to dance with a live band but find yourself unsure of how to even begin? Our ISHTAR workshop is the workshop for you! Dancers will work directly with our competition band to learn the best way to follow musicians while entertaining the crowd! This is always a fun and dynamic workshop so register now and do not miss out!
From easy tricks to quickly identify rhythms on the fly, to communications between drummer and dancer, we’ll spend our time answering the questions you never get the chance to ask and dialogue about what a live performance feels like from both sides of the equation. Join Bryan Bowman in his Saturday workshop for Rhythm & Raqs, Conversations with your drummer! Register now for this affordably priced, incredibly informative workshop!
Below, Lisa Zahiya performs a live drum solo with Ishtar in our past PBFC!