SUNDAY, September 22nd 2019 (18:00 – 20:00)
In this workshop Kalypso will teach dance combinations that emphasize hand movement, starting from the fingers and working all the way up to the shoulder blades. For this purpose, you shall be taught smaller and bigger muscle isolation techniques, muscle accentuation, fluidity and hand formations. In the course of the workshop all of the above will be paired with torso and pelvic movements, and combined in a small choreography.
A few words about Kalypso
Kalypso (Giota Mani) is an instructor, choreographer and dancer of Modern Oriental Dance/Tribal Fusion Bellydance, and the founder of Somnia Troupe and Amaroses Troupe. She’s a member of CID – UNESCO (International Dance Council) and has an internationally recognized Diploma of Oriental Dance Diploma by CID – UNESCO.
She started her dance studies at the age of three with classical ballet (I.S.T.D. & R.A.D.), Modern Theater Dance, Jazz and Karakter and followed them through for more than 13 years. She had also taken classes of Flamenco, Bollywood, Kung Fu, Yoga, Pilates and she has also knowledge of musical instruments – classical/electrical guitar and Darbuka (basic oriental rhythms).
On the course of this journey she discovered Oriental Dance and she was amazed by its expressivity and femininity. She was so charmed that she followed it to every path until she discovered Tribal Fusion Bellydance. She extended her knowledge on this mysterious, sensual dance and she realized her body’s unlimited capabilities on movement and expression. For that reason, she has completely dedicated to this dance.
She took numerous classes and seminars of recognized teachers such as Mariam Prokou, Assia Guemra, Sadie Marrquardt, Mohamed Kazafy, Rea Diana, Mona El Said, Tommy King, Asi Haskal, Simona Guzman, Katalin Schafer, Elina Pechersky, Osama Emam, Sunny Singh, Willow Chang, Ashley Lopez, Morgana Haza, Lamia Barbara, Mercedes Nieto, Khaled Mahmoud, Camelia, et al.
She has participated in dance festivals, music scenes, theaters and many social events, and has also earned several medals on Greek dance competitions. Finally, she participated in the 33th, 35th and 37th Global Dance Conference held by CID – UNESCO as a coach and performer. She also works as a Dance Instrunctor and offers lessons and seminars in and out of Athens.
Workshop venue: Artistic Studio Oriental Expression
Cost: 30 euro (25 for Studio’s members)
Artistic Studio Oriental Expression