Performances, Workshops, and Special Events
Summer Bellydance Workshop Series with Zanbaka
Last Sunday of the month at Belltown Ballet and Conditioning Studios in Seattle – Starts May, 31st, 2009
Technique, Conditioning, Drills, and Combos
-Sharpen staccato isolations and shimmies for drum solo technique
-Purify smooth and fluid isolations
-Refine arm/hand movements and precision of turns
-Improve your body's synchronization with rhythm and tempo
- Clarify movement definition to expand your bellydance vocabulary
-Put everything together in short combos with Zanbaka’s unique and innovative choreography style!
Level 1: 1:00-2:30pm
Level 2: 2:30-4:00pm
Sunday, May 31st,
Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Sunday, July 26th, 2009
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
One 1.5hr Session: $20 Advance, $25 Day of Workshop; Two 1.5hr Sessions: $36; Three 1.5 hr Sessions: $48; Four 1.5hr Sessions: $60;Both Levels, Four Sessions: $100
Belltown Ballet and Conditioning (BBC) Studio: 2306 4th Avenue between Bell and Battery, on the East side of the street. Free Street Parking is Available in the Vicinity. Please bring finger cymbals and water bottle. There are mats at the studio, but you may want to bring your own yoga mat.
With an emphasis on moving from the core muscles, Zanbaka's approach to belly dance offers students the vocabulary, skills, and freedom to pursue whatever style they prefer. The Level 1 Class is appropriate for those who have never taken a dance class in their life and for more experienced dancers who want to perfect the basics. In addition to more advanced versions of the Level 1 Class content, the Level 2 Class includes work with layering, traveling steps and combos from a revolving array of bellydance styles. Over the four months series, each level will explore the following technique:
Level 1: Foot Patterns, Finger Cymbal 3's at Half and Full Time, Soft and Strong Arm Positions, Floreos, Wrist Isolations, Hand Undulations, Low Arm Undulations, Shoulder Isolations, Vertical Figure Eights, Hip Twist, Horizontal Figure Eights Variations, Head Isolations, Up Hips, Side Hips, Down Hips, Raised Up Hip and Timing Variations, Ribcage Variations, Hip Diamond Variations, Upper/Lower/Full Body Undulations, Abdominal Isolations, Even Shimmies, Leg Shimmy, Weight Shifting Shimmy, Up 3/4 Shimmies, Down 3/4 Shimmies, Basic Turns, 4/4 Rhythms, Combos to practice transitions and put the movements into context.
Level 2: Complex Foot Patterns, Wrist and Elbow Leading Soft Arm Series, Floreos Layered on Dynamic Strong Arms Positions, Leg Shimmy with Layering Variations, Traveling and Changing Levels with Beginning Technique Isolations, Traveling Up 3/4 Shimmy 1, Traveling Up 3/4 Shimmy 2, Traveling Down 3/4 Shimmy 1, Traveling Down 3/4 Shimmy 2, 3/4 Shimmy Layers and Variations, Quiver Shimmy, Raised Up Hip Variations and Shapes, Working with Degree of Range and Crispness, Layering Combos, Turns (Paddle, Barrel, 2 Step, 3 Step, Slow Pivot), complex 4/4 Finger Cymbal Patterns at Full Time, Basic Veil work, Combos to practice transitions and explore musicality.
April 26, 2008 - Workshop and Performance with Zanbaka at Saqra's Showcase
Flamenco Fusion Bellydance Workshop and Performance with Zanbaka at Saqra's Showcase in Portland, OR. Workshop is from 1-2:30pm. My performance is scheduled at 3:45, roughly. Saqra presents... Saqra's 19th Annual SHOWCASE 2008!!! April 25-27, 2008 at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro, OR (873 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro -- west of Portland), featuring 13 workshops, 30+ vendors, 300+ performers and 2 live bands. More info at http://www.saqra.net
April 27, 2008 - Zamani Flamenco performance and Intro to Flamenco Workshop with Zanbaka at the Seattle World Rhythm Fest
Introduction to Flamenco with Zanbaka at the Seattle World Rhythm Festival, 11am @ the Black Box Studio H, Center House, 4th Floor, Seattle Center. Zamani Flamenco will perform at the Center House Main Stage at 1:45pm. The World Rhythm Festival one of the largest events of its type in the world, distinct for its participatory nature and diversity of musical offerings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own instruments to experience a rare opportunity to learn from and play with musical masters. Admission is free to all Festival events. For a complete schedule, visit www.swps.org
May 25, 2008 - Zanbaka performs with Guests La Pena with Carmona Flamenco @
the NW Folklife Festival
First 3 weekends in June: Zamani Flamenco performs in Walrus/EPIC Productions Performance Series
Walrus Performance Productions Presents the 1st Annual Spring E.P.I.C Festival, June 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29. Zamani Flamenco will be performing the first three weekends in June along with a line-up of many talented performers. Stay tuned for more details!
Saturday and Sunday, June 28 & 29, 2008 - La Peña Flamenca de Seattle in "Fiesta del Verano"
July 25-27 - Workshops and Performances
with Zanbaka in Columbus, OH - Habeeba's
3rd Annual Midwest All Star Bellydance Weekend
August 16, 2008 - Zamani Flamenco at the Smoke Farm Arts Festival
Thursday, August 21, 2008 - Zamani Flamenco at the Northside