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BEYOND BELLYDANCE IV
4th Dance & Performance Arts Showcase
At the weekend of November 16th - 20th the already fourth volume of the show project "Beyond Bellydance" will take place. The promoter pf this exciting show series will be Tjarda van Straten and Renate Bakker again, better known as the most successful dance duo "The Uzumé"
2011 November 16th - 20th Amsterdam/Utrecht (NL)
Performers

CERA BYER (USA)
OLIVIA KISSEL (USA
)
TJARDA (NL)
HYBRID DANCE PROJECT (USA)
ALEXIS SOUTHALL (GB)
MARTINA CROWE-HEWETT
(CDN/D)
CALAMITY SAM (USA)
HILDE CANNOODT (GB)
DAMES DU SERPENT (UK)
TRIBAL MYSTICA (NL)
RENATE/MAYA (NL)
ARYA (NL)
JOYCE BENSCHOP (NL)
THE AMANO PROJECT (NL)
MATTHIAS (B)
ESTHER NEDERPELT (NL)
SULAYCA (NL)
HOLY PIE (NL)
FALBANKA (NL)
MINKA (NL)
and more...


Music by DJ AMAR (USA)
The Showcase Beyond Bellydance VI takes place on Sunday,
November 20th, at RASA/Utrecht, 17:30 - 21:30 h
Cera Byer and Olivia Kissel, Calamity Sam and also DJ Amar are offering workshops and there's another intimate showcase on Saturday evening, here are the details:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
WORKSHOPS at "The Uzumé" Dance Studio in Den Haag
12.00 -13.30 h:  DJ AMAR - "Mastering Your Mix for Dancers"
Learn how to make an impressive sounding mix for your next performance using state-of-the-art software that you can download for free. How to edit a track, add a second track or even overlay 3 pieces of music. Bring a notebook & pen.
14.00 -18.00 h: CERA BYER - "Go Deep" (intermediate/advanced)
This 4 hour intensive for intermediate/advanced dancers is designed to pull you deeper into your personal practice. A thorough technique tune-up will bring our attention to each area of our body, identifying strengths and weaknesses and providing a roadmap for building full-body strength and control. We will also learn combos, improvise, and perform for each other. In this fast-paced workshop, each area of your dance will be brushed upon, giving you a focus on where to take the next phase of your practice at home.
18:00 – 20:00 h: Dinnerbreak at “Canvas” (drinks/meal not included),
with Amsterdam overview. Canvas is on 7th floor of the workshopvenue. (www.canvas7.nl)
Dinner reservations by e-mail, please contact: the.uzume@gmail.com

20:00 - 22:00 h: FLASHDANCE
Intimate showcase in the studio, only 50 tickets! Want to perform?
Contact The Uzumé with your ideas and full name.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
WORKSHOPS at RASA, Pauwstraat 13a, Utrecht
11.00 -13.00 h: CERA BYER - "Funk Fusion Bellydance"
In this workshop we will focus on the funkier side of Bellydance! Bringing funk, street jazz, and hip hop elements into our Bellydance practice adds dynamic, interesting textures. After a thorough warmup and conditioning we will learn Funky fusion combos and choreography.
11.00 -13.00 h: OLIVIA KISSEL- "Killing Me Softly"
Dramatic Accents w/ Softer Intensions

We think about our movements, trying to make them complex and difficult, but what about the power of stillness, or a simple line to contrast our intricate torso-work? This class will focus on subtle yet surprising accents, dramatic pauses and pacing. We will build combinations that employ these skills in order to embody the music and inspire a powerful yet nuanced performance.
13.30 -15.30 h: CERA BYER - "Improv Skills"
Fusion Bellydance is a live, improvised art form, but there's more to improvising then just running drills and combo's on stage. The best improv's leave your audience feeling like they know you a little better. In this workshop we will access our personalities, quirks, habits, emotions, and intellect, and combine them to find each dancers unique stage presence.
13.30 -15.30 h: OLIVIA KISSEL - "Lyrical and Lush"
Don’t you just love to watch a dancer that perfectly expresses the music through her body? A layered approach to movement allows the dancer to more clearly express the music and the dramatic intention in her dance. This workshop focuses on musicality and composition using quintessential elements of bellydance: layered movements, level changes, traveling steps, and isolations to articulate the music.
15:00 h: DOORS OPEN for shopping, food, meet & greet

17:30 – 21:30 h: BEYOND BELLYDANCE IV -

Dance and performance art showcase

Performances by many international artists. Music by
DJ Amar (USA)

TICKETS: Beyond Bellydance IV (€18): www.rasa.nl, tickets@rasa.nl or 0031 (0)30 2316040

 WORKSHOP VENUES:
Saturday: New Dance Studios | Wibautstraat 150 | Amsterdam, www.newdancestudios.nl
Sunday: RASA | Pauwstraat 13A | Utrecht, www.rasa.nl
 

INFO - REGISTRATION: the.uzume@gmail.com or 0031 (0) 6 150 32 560
for workshop registrations, dinner reservations for Canvas, applications to perform in Flashdance,
or to reserve tickets for Flashdance (€8)

HOMEPAGE of THE UZUMÉ: www.tjarda.nu

Martina Crowe-Hewett (CDN/D)
Calamity Sam (USA)
Hilde Cannoodt (GB)
by The Uzumé
This time there will be no motto like in former editions, but an amazing line up with all sorts of artists. Also there will be great and exceptional workshops for all who want to broaden their dance views.
Treat yourself with a look at this fine list.
Joyce Benshop (NL)
Alexis Southall (GB)
Matthias Lauwers (B)
Tjarda (NL)
The Amano Project (NL)
Cera Byer (USA)
Olivia Kissel (USA)
WORKSHOPS at "The Uzumé" Dance Studio in Den Haag
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
19.30 - 22.00 h: CALAMITY SAM (USA) - "Lounge A Go-Go"
Bongos, marimbas, and other worldly voices in this choreography workshop! Emphasis on posture, facial expression, and timing using lounge and exotica tracks. Choreography will be taught as short combos, and then put together.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
We'll definately plan something fun for all guests that have already arrived...some sightseeing and nice food...



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
WORKSHOPS at "NEW DANCE STUDIOS", Amsterdam
12.30 -15.30 h: OLIVIA KISSEL - "Space: The Final Frontier…"
This workshop will help you break the ‘glued-to-the-floor’ habit and allow you to move around the floor for a more dynamic dance experience. Olivia will develop our movement vocabulary with drills and combinations that are magnified with travelling steps, spins and changes in orientation. Skills that will be addressed: developing grace through strength, alignment, and coordination; travelling steps, spatial awareness, and timing.
16.00 - 18.00 h: CERA BYER - "New School Bellydance - Dynamic Technique"
In this workshop we will focus on building strong dance technique from the ground up. Weight changes, traveling, turning, posture, alignment, level changes, moving from Bellydance to any other style you choose is all about knowing your body, and this workshop helps you do just that. Bring kneepads, a towel, a notebook, water, and an open mind.