“Understanding how to dance to Middle Eastern Rhythms with Issam & Helena”
Middle Eastern melodies are known for drawing us out of our seats to dance. Issam will teach why the structure of these rhythms are important to Middle Eastern music and calls us to dance. Understanding Middle Eastern rhythms allow dancers to move from emotion and connect with the music. Helena will show you various ways to follow each rhythm using different shimmies, Hip articulations, upper & lower body undulations, and much more to create your own drum solo. Practice short combinations that accentuate the music and give dancers a feel for the rhythms. Ideal for both improvisational and choreographed dancing.
***Beginner to advance levels dance workshop***
Breaking Down the Rhythms with Issam & Helena:
1) First hour: Understanding rhythms and their function in the Middle Eastern music and Drum solos.
2) Second hour: Movements & Movement Combos for each rhythm using recorded music and live drumming.
3) Third hour: Dancing with a live drummer and how to get the most out of Improvisational Drum Solos.
This session will be offered through the platform Zoom. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be sent an email with instructions on how to participate.