the US, from Spring Caravan to Tribal Fest, from Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Seattle,
Washington - and finishes this week with Boston, MA on Monday and in Pawtucket,
RI on Tuesday!
Monday night features two incredible workshops with the lead Durga Tour dance
instructors - Tempest and Asharah - June 15th, from 6-9:15pm - hosted by
Badriya. Topics are "Dancing on the Right Side of the Brain" which combines
creativity with technique, improving theatrical skills, cohesive story-telling,
and being more spontaneous in your dance, and "Pops, Locks and Tick Tocks:
Tricks to Mechanize Your Movement" - expanding upon traditional moves with
Location: 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Studio 109, Boston, MA (Boston University's
College of Fine Arts)Boston University West stop on the B Branch of the Green
Line, Street parking available
Complete details at http://users.rcn.com/badriya/
Tuesday night brings to New England a breakthrough event, bridging cultures and
What: Motif: A Community Event Blending Music, Dance, & Ritual
When: 7pm, Tuesday 16th (2 hours long).
Where: World Dance & Music Center, 925 Central Ave, 2nd floor, Pawtucket, RI
Motif started off as an experimental gathering, spearheaded by dancers Tempest
(founder of the Cauldron of Annwyn Pagan Society of RI which was active from
1998-2001) and Lee Ali, with musicians Karim Nagi and Tim Rayborn at Tribal Fest
8. It was created with the intent to bring the bellydance community back closer
to the roots of Middle Eastern dance and music - educating while actively
involving and immersing the participants in a community experience.
The attendees will learn dance, rhythm, and trance techniques, as well as
working with other dancers/musicians in a live setting, and understanding
working with energy and fostering community. It was such a success that it has
become an annual event at Tribal Fest, and is now a part of Gothla US, and has
traveled across the US with the Durga Tour.
Attendees can expect to learn dance movements and rhythms that have folkloric
roots, and gain skills to help both build community and personal confidence.
Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments, and dancers, bring their
moves! This event will be led by Tempest, Asharah, and Tim Rayborn.
Price is an unbelievable bargain at $20, for this fabulous 2 hour event with 3
instructors! The organizers kindly request that you rsvp in order to secure your
Info about the event (and RSVP) at http://www.loladance.com/
About the Durga Tour: http://www.meddevi.com/durga