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The Art of Improvisation
June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$20
Master the art of improvisation in Persian dance in this home dance workshop with Farima Berenji.
Farima Berenji, an award-winning international dance artist and scholar of Persian dance, will share secrets for effective improvisation in Persian dance to different styles of music for
- A single dancer, in couples, or in groups
- As a solo performer, dancing with a partner, or in a group
- To different music rhythms and tempos
Classical Persian poetry and dance is delicate, intricate, subtle, and full of meaning. Classical dance movements often reflect the swirling of a birds, mystical creatures, beautiful gesture and feelings, and dazzling spins. Delicate hand movements, gentle upper body undulations, and facial expressions are the essential elements of this dance. The dance emphasizes feeling, rather than movement. The dancer tells a story, teases the audience with her coquettish glances, or can displays a variety of expressions: reluctance, joy, sensuality, pride, laughter.
In Persian classical dance, each dancer develops her own style and improvises within a recognizably Persian framework of movements. Persian women begin to learn to dance within their family when they are small. A third generation dancer in her Iranian family, Farima shares her secrets for effective dance improvisation in this two hour dance workshop online.