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Workshops

For the new edition of the international BellyFusions festival, organised in Paris on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of January 2016, 21 workshops will be held over these three days. From beginner to advanced levels, Oriental Dance Fusion workshops will be offered to the participants. Workshops and Show were sold out several weeks before the beginning of the festival, so do not wait to book your week-end…

If you wish to attend the BellyFusions Festival workshops, you can add/delete as many workshops as you want before paying via credit card (secured payment). Please read the terms and conditions for more information.

How to book your workshops?

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In order to book your workshop(s), after making your choice, click on the button, select the langage (‘EN’ below the list), then choose the quantity and click on NEXT. Then pay your order on line. A confirmation will indicate that your transaction has been processed successfully. Please, note that your receipt must be printed and shown at the Festival reception in order to attend the workshops you have booked.

Where will be the workshops?

Juste Debout School, 3 rue de l’Est, 75020 Paris (FRANCE) – M° Gambetta (3), Saint-Fargeau (3bis) ou Jourdain (11)

About the Workshops:
  • Workshops will be taught in english and/or french.
  • Each teacher has determined a level for the workshop he/she will conduct.
  • Workshops would not contain only choreography and will include plain technique.

Cie Tamarind Tribal BellyDance (United States)

Fans for American Tribal Style®

Friday, the 22nd January 2016 – 1.00pm/3.00pm

Affectionately referred to as Super Beth’s Fan Club in the United States, Fans can be incorporated as a specialty or concept piece within your ATS performance set.  Fans add a bit of spark and color and are an audience favorite! During this workshop, Super Beth will show you how to handle and hold 2 large dance fans, cover basics of the flutter, arm circles, and will lead you through a series of fast steps that will showcase these colorful props. It’s recommended that dancers have familiarity with the four basic movements from the FCBD Volume 1 DVD.  For this workshop, you will need 2 silk “flutter” fans, one for the RIGHT hand and one for the LEFT hand. You will need to request this specifically when ordering. These are the short fans, not the long “fan veils.” For examples of them, or to purchase them, go to www.silk-bamboo.com.

Level: General open level – Is a general level that anyone can try.
Accessories:  2 Handed Flutter Fans.

Cie Rustiqua (Slovakia)

Swing Box

Friday, the 22nd January 2016 – 1.00pm/3.00pm

The beauty of tribal fusion dance involves precise control over the body and stylization of the movement. During this workshop we will go playfully and in retro style along more advanced techniques used in tribal fusion, where you’ll learn particular dance elements and you’ll convert it attractively to dance combos and funny swing fusion choreography. The begin of the workshop is dedicated to yoga and dance warm-up, which prepare our muscles for dance, build more strength and flexibility and harmonize body with dance movements. With effective dance warm-up you’ll achieve automatic control over certain dance movements, which will guide you to improve your dance posture and movement coordination. We will elaborate your dance interpretation and dance expression as well.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : –

Cie Orchidaceae Urban Tribal (Portugal)

VOGUE FUSION

Friday, the 22nd January 2016 – 3.15pm/5.15pm

Vogue is a very interesting and complex culture and dance style. It has its roots in the underground gay community and now its spread all over the dance world. Runway, Catwalk, lines, arms and hands performance, posing, we will try to understand the foundations and how to work them to use it in fusion. The connection will be incredible

Level: General open level – Is a general level that anyone can try.
Accessories : –

Cie Banjara School of Dance (India)

ODISSIENTAL FUSION

Friday, the 22nd January 2016 – 3.15pm/5.15pm

Odissiental Fusion is the meeting of Odissi – a classical dance from East India and Oriental dance. Indian dance focuses on expressions, feelings, gestures and nuances and often explores the idea of story telling. Through this class we will use torso and neck isolations. Footwork and mudras from Odissi and hipwork and layering grom oriental dance. It will all be put together to work on a short choreography using fusion combinations and aesthetics from both these styles of dances.

Level: Advanced – Professional / Is Advanced level for those with 4 years’ experience or more.
Accessories : –

Caroline Achouri & Jessica Nadyka (France)

From the Orient to the West…

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 10.00am/12.00am

A dance evolution’s exploration, by cultural « frictions »: Tribal Fusion BellyDance find a big part of its roots in Raqs Sharqi and tradionnal arabic dances (Maghreb and Middle Eastern), while reworking these cultural technics with the choreographic occidental representation tools. CarolineAchouri et JessicaNadyka give you the opportunity to experiment this « passage » from a dance to another with a brief choreography. They will « dissect » it first with the Oriental taste and feeling, and then, with the Tribal taste and feeling, to improve similarities, differences, prospect and limits of this cultural transfer.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : –

Cie Banjara School of Dance (India)

Bellywood Fusion

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 10.00am/12.00am

Bollywood is one of the fastest growing dance styles in the world because of its high energy, its adaptibility and variety.  » Bellywood  » as a style of fusion is relatively new taking elements from bollywood aesthetic and adding bellydance technique to it. India as a country has given this fusion to the world and its garining momentum everywhere. The class will be high on energy and mood and will include a short choreography to understand the essence of this fusion.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : –

Cie Rustiqua (Slovakia)

Pure Technique

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 10.00am/12.00am

This workshop series paradoxically will not be just about technique, but a revolution in thinking about bellydance. Rustiqua as Suhaila Salimpour Level 1 certified dancers took this as theirs philosophical backbone for creating this workshop and focusing on strong technique and long term motivation. Thorough warm-up to build up your strenght and flexibility, technique explanation, terminology and of course incorporation earthy hip movements, 70s style oldschool bellydance and modern tribal fusion within high energy drills. We will also learn challenging combinations which we challenge even more by increasing the tempo and various foot patterns. This technique based on muscular isolation will help you in any stylazation of tribal and definitelly make you stronger, more flexible and more confident dancer. We have to train hard in order to ensure the quality, longevity and respect for this precious dance form. Are you ready to make a change?

Level: Advanced – Professional / Is Advanced level for those with 4 years’ experience or more.
Accessories : Zills (optionnal)

Cie Tamarind Tribal BellyDance (United States)

 Spirit of Seville – Fan & Skirt Improv

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 12.30am/2.30pm

Whether you are looking for a challenge in your improv or new movements to add to your choreography, this workshop has something for everyone.  Using existing tribal movements and concepts, Super Beth will teach you how to move beautifully with a fan and skirt.  Topics include tucking, picking up and holding the skirt in a graceful manner, and using the skirt to frame and enhance your movements while accenting those movements with a fan. Super Beth will then lead you through a series of steps that work best to showcase these magnificent props, and allow you to drill them alone and in groups.

Level: Advanced – Professional / Is Advanced level for those with 4 years’ experience or more.
Accessories : 1 Fan (right handed) and a 25 yard skirt

Dominique Lesdema (France)

Jazz-rock Fundamentals

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 12.30am/2.30pm

Want to learn some of the basic steps of this style ? Discover the artist and spice up your dance with new steps!

Level: General open level – Is a general level that anyone can try.
Accessories : –

International Urban Bellydance Collective (France)

Self Expression … of the legs !

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 12.30am/2.30pm

Anasma, Linda Faoro and Blandine Smoky Eyes join forces drawn from their Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Yoga, Hip Hop, Oriental and Theater backgrounds to offer a technique driven master class, through danced exercices and movement flow. Dancers will revisit the expressivity of legs, lower legs and feet : alignement, turn in, turn out, body weight, relationship with the ground, resistance, suspension, dynamics, rythminicty, speed,… We are proposing to bellydancers to perceive their pelvis differently, and develop a new awareness of their hips in relationship with the feet, the opening of the hips…

Level: General open level – Is a general level that anyone can try.
Accessories : You are welcome to bring different pairs of shoes (heels/ sandals/ sneakers/ socks/ flip flops/ etc)

Cie Orchidaceae Urban Tribal (Portugal)

Floorwork endless love

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 3.00pm/5.00pm

From the floor to standing, this workshop is based on a work mixing Hip-Hop, Breakdance, Yoga, Bellydance, Tribal Fusion, Theater. Even Dew, Linda and Piny offer a session under the perspective of animality, instinctive sensations and imagery of animals. A walk into the Urban Jungle to develop our wild, raw, self. From abstract to literal and literal to abstract, from inside out and outside in, from movement, sensation and inspiration to interpretation, all explorations will be allowed.

Level: Advanced – Professional / Is Advanced level for those with 4 years’ experience or more.
Accessories : Please bring kneepads.

Cie Demoiselles (Italy)

Three Fusion

Saturday the 23rd January 2016 – 3.00pm/5.00pm

This workshop, which combines classic tribal fusion technique with external elements, was born from our personal concept of contamination, and our personal vocational training. The seminar will be divided into 4 different parts : we will start with a warm up strongly based on technical elements of contemporary dance, with a particular attention to the posture and the proper use of the feet and legs . In the second part we will focus on the study of the arms – using popping elements as contractions and waves . In regard the tribal technical part, we will work on the possibility to modulate different qualities of movement within our style and fundamentals . The workshop will finally end connecting different contributions through the creation of some short sequences. We will create innovative, fun and original taste combos !

Level: General open level – Is a general level that anyone can try.
Accessories : –

Caroline Achouri & Jessica Nadyka (France)

The line, in every way

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 10.00am/12.00am

Contemporary Tribal Fusion: this workshop will begin with a gently body’s « awakening », and a posture strengthening with Pilates technics. After this deep warm-up, we gonna focus on the line concept : straight, curve, spiral, in the body and in the space. Then, we will explore these technics with an interactive and choreographic work, combinating improvisation, composition and writing.

Level: Advanced – Professional / Is Advanced level for those with 4 years’ experience or more.
Accessories : Please, bring a yoga mat and a little bottle of water, to drink of course, but not only!

Cie Banjara School of Dance (India)

Indian Fusion Drum Solo

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 10.00am/12.00am

Indian folk, classical and semi classical styles are the inspiration for this fusion bringing a twist to the concept of drum solo. Musicality is the main element, not only through torso and hip isolations but exploring complex footwork and handwork called mudras. The class will include intricate patterns as well as a short choreography.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : –

Thalia Alexandra (Spain)

Andalusian fusion dance

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 10.00am/12.00am

Flamenco and bellydance blend together to become pure beauty. Flamenco brings passion, depth and drama to the sensuality, mystery and hypnosis of bellydance. Combining softness and intensity, we create an elegant, unique dance full of contrast and richness. We’ll be working on emotions to dance them and express them. We’ll study foot and arm techniques, called floreos in flamenco, turns through space and vueltas quebradas. We’ll apply the theatrical drama of flamenco to bellydance by working with a veil and giving it greater force.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : Please bring a veil and a full skirt.

Cie Orchidaceae Urban Tribal (Portugal)

Footwork Madness

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 12.30am/2.30pm

Footwork is all about using the feet, giving freedom to move in space, to stay, to turn, to step, to jump. The inspirations will be House Dance, Tap Dance and Hip Hop. We will work a lot on layering, connecting the earth and the air, feeling the heaviness and lightness that our body contains, and interpreting the music at each beat.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : –

Sophie Ménissier (France)

Initiation to Gypsies Dances

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 12.30am/2.30pm

This workshop invites you to explore the specificities of Russian and Balkan Gypsies Dances, and to discover how character-dance stylizies and magnifies them in order to bring them on stage, and to deploy expressiveness. Through a musical journey , the spirit of fusion, inherent to the gypsy style, will be revealed with a choreography in which everyone can express its own creativity, while initiating to body-percussion , asymmetrical rhythms, roundness of chest movements, powerful handling of wide skirt , modulation of energy, relationship to space and elements , attention to sensations and impulses.

Level: General open level – Is a general level that anyone can try.
Accessories : barefoot, leggings and a skirt as wide as possible.

Esmii (France)

Afro-Fusion

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 12.30am/2.30pm

Mixture of traditional dances both from the Sub-saharan and Northern African regions (dances from Tribes)… Techniques and practice of movements, developement in a shared space, group connection… Expresive Dance and liberated energy…

Level: General open level – Is a general level that anyone can try.
Accessories : –

Cie Tamarind Tribal BellyDance (United States)

Tamarind Transformations – Dialect for ATS®

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 3.00pm/5.00pm

In this workshop, Super Beth will assist you with transforming your routine with some new movements that you can add to your ATS® set. Concepts taught in this exciting workshop can include the Triple Sevillana, Shoulder Shimmy Level Drop, the CIC, the Double Back Spin, and others. Like what we had in 2014, you can choose from amongst these tried and true concepts as well: Egyptian Flip, Stella Luna, Happy Goat, and the Min Spin Combo. Best for dancers that have some knowledge of FCBD® Classic and Modern ATS® movements.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : –

International Urban Bellydance Collective (France)

In the airs: the magic of lifts

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 3.00pm/5.00pm

Learn how to fly… to carry and be carried. Develop self confidence, trust in one another and in your sensations. We will work with notions of balance, body balancing, weight and counter weight, basis of Acro-yoga, and discuss the differences between the one who is carried and the one who carries. Drawing from their broad experience in Contemporary, Modern Jazz, Ballet, Acro yoga, Fly Yoga… Anasma, Linda Faoro and Blandine Smoky Eyes will offer a short Oriental fusion choreography incorporating the work on Lifts.

Level: Advanced – Professional / Is Advanced level for those with 4 years’ experience or more.
Accessories : –

Cie Demoiselles (Italy)

JELLYFISH

Sunday the 24th January 2016 – 3.00pm/5.00pm

In this workshop everyone of us will have the illusion of floating and moving below the water level! We will make this imagery come true using different techniques; we’ll explore the floor, using it as an ally in the creation of dynamic and push. We’ll test ourself finding out how to use body weight and spiral-movements, approaching some simple Contact techniques . Finally, we will take all these elements and we will play with Time. We’ll understand how to create suspensions and slow motions , making it even more realistic impression of our float ! Finally we will combine everything in a magical, floating choreography !

Level: Beginner / Intermediate – Is Improver level for dancers who have been learning bellydance for 1 to 4 years.
Accessories : –