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The Art of Improvisation
February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST$25
Master the art of improvisation in Persian dance in this workshop with Farima Berenji. Learn the secrets for effective improvisation in Persian dance to different styles of music
- As 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
- With eight essential rules of improvisation in Persian dance.
Classical Persian poetry and dance is delicate, intricate, subtle, and full of meaning. Improvised 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 display a variety of expressions: reluctance, joy, sensuality, pride, laughter.
In Persian 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 will share her secrets for effective dance improvisation in this two hour dance workshop online.
Students are encouraged to be ready with poetry, music, or art image to create an improv. dance. Includes lecture and break time for creation of dance.