Friday, 6 November 2009

Tribal Fusion Events and Workshops!

Hello lovelies,

A week from today, something very special is happening: a group of dedicated students will be showcasing their hard work at my first students' show!! In addition to their performances, there will be new solos by myself and Kathy, and we're tremendously excited to have Samantha of the Bellydance Superstars contributing performances to the celebration.

Additionally, Samantha is teaching two fantastic workshops the next day. While the earlier one is sold-out, a couple of places remain on the Choreography workshop. If you attended Samantha's choreography workshop in September, this is a fantastic opportunity to see how the whole thing finishes, with additional time to work on finessing the dance.

I'll also be heading to Rome for a weekend of tribal fusion workshops with Geneva Bybee at San Lo', and in December I'm very pleased to be teaching and performing at London's fabulous Fantasia festival.

Here are the full details:


11th Nov - 16th Dec* : Tribal Fusion Elemental Movement @ Urdang Academy
Wednesday nights, 6:30pm-8:00pm; Course £50, £12 Drop in -
(*no class Nov 18th)
Register online at: http://www.kimberlymackoy.com/site/Classes.html

Studio 6, Urdang Academy,
Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP
Nearest tubes: Angel and Farringdon
Map (or ring 0207 713 7710 for directions)

Aimed at the beginner or the more advanced dancer wishing to revisit and strengthen elementals, this course goes back to basics: over five weeks, we will become acquainted with the conditioning required to build the body for tribal fusion movement, and also be introduced to drills for building muscle memory of the fundamental movements.

By the end of the course, dancers will be acquainted with the basic components of the tribal fusion movement vocabulary, and will also have some practice integrating them into combinations. This class will involve yoga- and pilates-based conditioning, so come dressed to move and bring a bottle of water.

Email for details: kim@kimberlymackoy.com


Friday November 13th - Student Showcase
The Export Quality Debutantes' Ball8:00pm - 9:00pm @ The Urdang Academy (Doors open at 7pm)
The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebury Avenue, London
Tickets £5 - Book in advance at http://www.kimberlymackoy.com/site/Shows.html

A quiet revolution has been bubbling away in the classrooms of the Urdang Academy... For the past several months, and in some cases the last couple of years, a group of dedicated students has been hard at work learning the intricacies of tribal fusion bellydance. On November 13th, please join us to celebrate their accomplishment!

I'm very proud of these girls, and am happy to showcase their talents at this event. Help us create a fabulous and festive atmosphere by bringing your enthusiasm and encouragement! Enjoy performances by some very special guests, and soak up the lavish atmosphere of the lovely Great Hall.

*Please note that if you're booking multiple tickets, send along the name of each person so their names will be added to the guest list. If multiple tickets are booked but only one name is given, then all of the people in that group need to arrive with the person who booked the group's tickets.If you need more information, contact kim@kimberlymackoy.com


Workshops with Samantha Emanuel of the Bellydance Superstars!
November 14th @ the Urdang Academy, Old Finsbury Town Hall

11:00am-2:00pm - Nourish your Roots fused with Elementals - NOW SOLD OUT
To have a healthy plant you need to encourage its growth at its roots. Join Samantha in this drills class with focus on the upper body carriage so stylistic of Tribal Style Belly Dance. Hone clean articulation throughout the body whilst striving to project the strength and open frame characteristic of well executed Tribal Belly Dance. Also Including the art of layering simple movements over one another: a skill elemental to the Tribal Fusion art form. Definitely a drills focused class, we will slowly work our way up to layering basic controlled movements over one another whilst stationary and traveling. Strengthening techniques for key isolations and drills for honing muscle memory are included. Please bring a Yoga Mat and Water.

2:30pm-5:30pm - Choreography - £30 - few places available. Intermediate/advanced. Previous experience advised. Register online: http://www.kimberlymackoy.com/site/facebook-workshop-land2.html

Samantha fuses her short distinctive combos in an original choreography. Strengthening techniques and drills for these combos will be included, utilizing concepts and inspirations from her Tribal Style training in the USA and past Martial Arts experience in the UK to better support the core and enable isolations of key muscle groups for Tribal Fusion choreography. Including breakdown of her signature articulated locking technique plus spins turns and twists aplenty. Bring a Yoga Mat and water


26th November - 17th December : Combinations & Drills @ Urdang Academy
Thursday nights, 6:30pm-8:00pm; 4-Week Course £40, Drop-in £12 Register online: http://www.kimberlymackoy.com/site/Classes.html

Studio 5, Urdang Academy, Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP
Nearest tubes: Angel and Farringdon
Map (or ring 0207 713 7710 for directions)

Over four weeks, we will put technique into practice--honing moves through drills designed to get you improvising and building combinations for dance. Each class will deal with a handful of moves in detail, and through these we will explore concepts essential to constructing one's own choreography, such as musicality, transferring movement, and fluidity in improvisation.

Aimed at the dancer familiar with tribal fusion, this class is open to anyone seeking to expand their range of movement in the tribal fusion vocabulary and gain a sense of how movements work together. Classes may be taken as a course, or on a drop-in basis. This class will involve yoga- and pilates-based conditioning, so come dressed to move and bring a bottle of water.

Email for details: kim@kimberlymackoy.com


November 28-29 - Roma Tribal Fusion Intensive
San Lo' @ Via Tiburtina Antica 5/B, 00185 Roma

A fantastic weekend also featuring Geneva Bybee and an array of Italian tribalistas!
Workshops on Saturday and Sunday, including Anatomy and Elemental Movement (an excellent introduction for beginners or more advanced dancers) and Making It Complex: Expanding Articulation and Intricacy in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance (for intermediate and advanced dancers).

For booking and information, visit www.sanlo.it


December 12-13 - Fantasia 2009
Performance and Workshop on Saturday @ Arts Educational School
14 Bath Road, Chiswick, W4 1LY; Nearest tube Turnham Green

Workshop Saturday @ 4:00pm - Making It Complex: Expanding Articulation and Intricacy in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance
Performance in Saturday night's show from 6pm.

For tickets and workshop booking, click here: www.jwaad.com/store/


That's everything for now! I hope all is well with you, and hope to see you in the near future, and if you need more information, let me know.

Kim

www.kimberlymackoy.com

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