Phane J Sen

April 28th, 2018

"Mystic Indian Dance" a Bharatanatyam Workshop with Phane J Sen

BharataNatyam is a physical expression that centers on displaying the divine or spiritual aspects through the body. In Sanskrit, BharataNatyam means "Indian dance" and is believed to have divine origin. It is considered the most ancient form of classical Indian dance, as well as one of the most popular.
Bharatanatyam is a form of Natya yoga (a sacred and meditative dance yoga) and is believed by some to have similar health benefits as yoga.
BharataNatyam Is one of the most sublime, of the Indian classical dances. It is known for its strong lines that make geometric and symm
Shringarmani Phane Jayanthi Sen is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher who has been sharing her passion for dance and yoga with students of all levels for the last fifteen years in Cincinnati through her dance school “NATYAHASTA”. She is a Classical Indian Dance Performer, Artistic Director, Producer, Choreographer and Teacher who specializes in two distinct forms of Indian classical dances- Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. Performed at various international platforms, dance performances and music n dance workshops in Foreign Indian Embassies. Received the most prestigious Title “SHRINGARMANI” and honored with various dance awards. With precision and sparkling grace, Shringarmani Phane Jayanthi Sen performs and teaches the Indian classical dance styles of BharataNatyam and Kuchipudi. She is pioneer in using dance and the arts for social cause and change.
All ages, genders are welcome, no experience is required.
Hair neatly tide up. No shoes in the class.
Dress Code: Loose pants, long shirt with sleeves, cotton stole (long enough) that will go across the chest and wrap around waist, Bangles, necklace and earrings.

Price: $55


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Karim Nagi

May 19th & 20th, 2018

SATURDAY 12:00-2:00PM: DRUMMING FOR DANCERS & DANCING FOR DRUMMERS: This revolutionary class will bring dancers and drummers together, to teach them how to perform and interact. The drummers will learn the famous Arabic rhythms, phrases, and drum solo themes. The dancers will learn how to respond to each rhythmic phrase, how to coordinate their body isolations with each drum passage, and how to dance properly with a drum solo. Improvisation will be taught, as well as how to develop an entire Drum Solo Dance routine, with a perfect climax and finale ending !

SATURDAY 2:30PM-4:30PM: DABKE: Literally meaning "Stomp" in Arabic, Dabke is a group dance performed mostly as a unisex line dance. Dabke is avidly done at the weddings and parties of Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian and Palestinian communities. The movements include rhythmic stomping, kicking, sidewards walking, hoping and jumping. In social settings the dancers hold hands and form long moving lines or wide rotating circles.  You may also find Dabke used as a form of non-violent social protest during war and conflicts. But it is primarily a proud and energetic group line dance enjoyed by all ages and both genders.

GALA PERFORMANCE SATURDAY 8:00PM: Bring friends and family to see our gala showcase!
Workshop attendees, please contact Romana if you want to perform in show.

SUNDAY 11:00AM-1PM: SAIDI TAHTEEB & ASSAYA: The Saidi people are famous for this semi-acrobatic stick dance called "Tahteeb" for men and "Raqs Assaya" for women. It is essentially a form of martial art where the manipulation of the stick and the demeanor of movement replicated village life or battle scene. This dance is done solo or in groups where the sticks are operated in unison, and men and/or women play together. Karim teaches all the basic spins, flips and strikes. He stresses ambidextrous technique and utilizes both hands for the entire lesson. Double Cane is also demonstrated. The class culminates in a short choreography.

Weekend Pass: $225
Individual Class: $85
After 4/17/18
Weekend Pass: $255
Individual Class: $95


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