WHAT: The great William Shakespeare wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and all men and women merely players.” In life we are all performers with many different roles.
Communication is a form of performance and body language takes a major role in projecting our expression for successful communication. From early childhood we are all taught to expand our verbal vocabulary but there is less emphasis on body language. It’s time to expand our non-verbal vocabulary. Dr. Albert Mehrabian, Professor of Psychology at UCLA, conducted several studies on nonverbal communication. He found that 7% of any message is conveyed through words, 38% through volume and tone, and 55% through body language (facial expressions, gestures, posture, etc).
In this workshop you will learn what behavior leads to self confidence, how it is manifested in body language, and how to use it in life. You will also learn how dance can inspire and enhance your ability to engage your audience by using powerful body language while dancing on stage, teaching a class or simply living your everyday life.
To enhance your awareness of the self you will be led through exercises that embody openness using diverse gestures, dance movements and voice.
This workshop is open to all! Whether you are a female or male, performer, teacher or not. For ages 14 and up, don’t miss the chance to gain tools that will help lead you to live a more joyful and complete life.
WHERE: 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4G, New York, NY
COST: $40, $50 after Feb 23rd
WHO: Shlomit Oren is a multicultural artist and expressive arts healer who is half Colombian and half Israeli. Her travels and exploration of cultural diversity in the world has awakened her curiosity and openness. She believes that movement and dance are universal languages which allow us to express and learn from each other.
Shlomit started bellydancing in Israel at the age of 15. After serving 2 years in the Israeli Air Force, Shlomit moved to New York to become a professional actress and graduated from Circle in the Square Theater School in 2012. She toured for 8 months as a clown and professional hula hooper with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. In August 2013 she performed her autobiographical one woman show, One Morning I Woke Up And. She has been studying dance and performing with the Bellyqueen School since 2012.
Shlomit has a psychology degree from Northern State University in South Dakota. She has focused on learning about body language from Dr. Anthony Wachs. She is also a bellydance instructor and leads Imaginative Dance workshops for children, and FreeSelf a Dance Meditation workshop to explore our beings and self understanding through movement. Shlomit led the workshop “Body Language of Confidence” for the Shwan Finance Group in South Dakota (modified specifically for finance professionals) and at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Nebraska (modified specifically for actors and musical theater actors). Her other skills include singer, mask performer, painter, choreographer, writer, model, flute player, creator, and hostess of the weekly TV talk show Culture at NSU, channel 12 Aberdeen, SD.