From Earth to Sky with Myra and Rob

Sunday, February 3, 2019
WHAT: Each song is a poem, each dancer a story, both personal and universal. In this improvisational workshop with Myra Krien and Rob Mastrianni you will be led on exercises and prompts to open more deeply to the sounds we hear, in order to more fully express ourselves and the meaning our our human story. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

WHEN: Sunday February 3rd
5.30-7pm: Workshop
7.30-9.30pm: Show aka Fuss-Free Hafla with Beatbox Guitar (Rob Mastrianni & Pete List)
Workshop attendees can sign up to perform!
 
WHERE:
Workshop: Bellyqueen School, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4C, New York, NY 10003
Show: Nomad Restaurant, 78 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
 

COST:
Workshop: $25, $20 Bellyqueen Unlimited pass holders
Show: Free, $10 min. food/drinks

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WHO:
Myra Krien is a renowned Middle Eastern dance artist, an international performer, choreographer and teacher of belly dance. Myra has performed on some of Americas most prestigious stages, toured internationally, performed for PBS and Japanese television and been reviewed by national publications such as Dance Magazine, Bliss and the Santa Fean. After returning to her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico she opened her school of dance, Pomegranate Studios, founded Pomegranate SEEDs (Self-esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance) a non-profit youth mentorship program and her state-of-the-art fitness program Funk-Ex. http://pomegranatestudio.org
The mission of SEEDs is to mentor young women in order to create healthy and strong individuals who are socially and fiscally responsible to them-selves and their community. This is accomplished through the vehicle of dance, specifically American Tribal Style dance, talking circles, journal writing and presentations.
They are taught the elements of American Tribal Style dance, a rich diverse artistic, cultural dance form that spans the regions of India, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, and its expression through the varied and complex music of these same cultures. The girls participate in talking circles and journal writing during which they discuss issues affecting them. Each girl identifies a personal goal that she would like to achieve during the course of the program. Guest speakers cover a wide range of topics from nutrition and body awareness to financial education. Many successful women of various fields that are of particular interest to the girls address the girls each week. There are four Student Salons (student performances) each session. Entrance into the program does not depend on demonstrated talent, standard beauty, or ability to pay the fees the program would require.
 
Rob Mastrianni is a New York City based musician and park ranger. Many of his performances involve collaborating with local bellydancers. The instruments he most often plays are combination electric sitar/guitars. He has also collaborated with many famous artists, and his music has been featured on The L Word. Rob is known for saving local raptors as well.
He currently performs with the groups Next Tribe and Beatbox Guitar with Pete List.