WHAT: Building off Part I, we will continue to look at the roots of Tribal Fusion and review elements that make this style so enchanting. Tiny, controlled contractions and long serpentine shapes will be prominently featured in this intermediate level workshop. In this session, will play with the concepts of elasticity and dynamic timing. 4-week registration is available – direct message Irina for details*. Thursdays, 6 to 7:30pm.
WHEN: Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm, August 29 – September 26
COST: $125, $100 unlimited pass holder
Bellyqueen School, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4C, New York, NY 10003
WHO: Irina Akulenko is a New York City-based performer, teacher and choreographer with a burning passion for arts of all genres. Although she discovered Middle Eastern dance purely by chance, her interest in expression started at an early age and was channeled into ballet training, in addition to piano and voice lessons as well as drawing. Since 2001, Irina explored Egyptian Cabaret and American Tribal style belly dance, Flamenco and Classical Indian dances (focusing mainly on Odissi) and now enjoys fusing these styles as well as everything in between. Today, Irina performs on various New York stages and tours nationally and internationally as a soloist and as member of various stellar projects. She released three instructional DVDs with World Dance New York and has two instructional series of videos with the popular website “Howcast.com”. Furthermore, she holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science, and has a strong interest in women’s issues and visual arts. www.DanceIrina.com