PARIS: NORTH AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOPS!
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10: 12:00-14:00 MOROCCAN CHAABI
North African Movement: Chaâbi of Morocco
This workshop will explore the movement of Chaâbi, the "peoples'" music of Morocco. Chaâbi is a dance style that reflects the voice and energy of community - it is high energy, celebratory, and pushes one to release without inhibitions. Commonly with the symbolism of "horses" in its movement, Chaâbi also connects dancers to dance with strength, groundedness, and force - such as a horse.
Students will familiarize themselves with fundamentals of movement and establish/continue a relationship with Moroccan rhythm on the path of becoming musically centered social dancers.
Please come dressed comfortably. Bring regular fashion scarf or Moroccan Mozuna belt. (some may be for sale)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 14:15-16:15: ALGERIAN CHAOUI (BERBER)
North African Movement: Chaoui from Algeria
This workshop will explore a folkloric dance from one tribe of the indigenous people (Amazigh) of North Africa, known as the Chaouiya. This group is home to the region of the Aures mountains in East Algeria. Chaoui dance is maternal and grounded, truly symbolic of this tribe's respect to the divine energy of nature and agriculture. Famously known by the "bounce" of the belly, this style is danced with strong isolations in the pelvis/womb area.
Students will learn the core isolation of the "belly bounce", fundamental footwork, and create/continue a relationship with Chaoui rhythmic heartbeat.
Please come dressed comfortably. Bring two regular fashion scarfs.