Join Kaeshi and Shlomit in-person to explore the topic of identity through creativity, physical theatre and dance!
“Who am I?” This is one of the most fundamental questions of our existence. To be human is to have a story.
Gain clarity on which story inside of you is burning to get out today through exercises designed to tap into your subconscious and free your imagination.
Learn how to share your personal story and spark the curiosity of an audience by:
Expanding your emotional range.
Learning how to formulate a clear narrative with a focused beginning, middle and end.
Become a more effective storyteller by honing your gestures, body language and dance skills.
This creative lab will lay the groundwork for the future “Becoming – Exploring Identity” in-person show in NYC in 2022.
Mondays Nov 1st-29th 7.30-9pm ET
(BTW Kaeshi will also teach a Beginner Belly Dance Drills + Flow class from 6.15-7.15pm ET)
Bellyqueen School @ Playwrights Downtown, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4D, New York, NY 10003
Proof of vaccination and masks are mandatory
COST: Sliding scale pay what you can
$120, $135, $150
Sign Up Now!
KAESHI CHAI is a NYC-based performer, theatrical director, teacher trainer, and award winning designer. She co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community focused on healing and social change through dance and music. Kaeshi has extensive training in contemporary dance, physical theatre and Silk Road dances spanning the Middle East to China. She has taught or performed in 47 states and 39 countries.
She is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution and Kenji William’s Bella Gaia and curated the Djam NYC event for dancers and musicians to create and play together.
www.kaeshi.com www.pureglobe.org www.bellyqueen.com
SHLOMIT OREN is a multi-generational Person-Centered Expressive Arts facilitator and healer, owner of Gleeful Wellness LLC, educator and a multi-faceted performing artist, physical actress, belly dancer and clown.
Shlomit is half Israeli and Half Colombian. At the age of 15 she suffered a traumatic car accident which sparked her soul awakening journey through conventional PTSD therapy and the practice of theater, bellydance, visual arts, writing and music as tools for her healing.
After serving mandatorily in the Israeli Air Force as a sergeant, Shlomit moved to NYC to study theater. In 2012 Shlomit acquired a BA in theater from the Circle in the Square Theater School. After touring the US with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey as a clown & hula hooper, and performing for hospitalized and disabled children, she felt a strong call to facilitate healing work to individuals through the arts.
In 2016 Shlomit graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Psychology at the Northern State University. There she got to adapt all of her studies directly into healing and empowerment programs for children and women combining yoga, dance, body language training and expressive arts.
In 2018 Shlomit co-founded her company Gleeful Wellness LLC. A company that specializes in uplifting services for seniors, adults and children through wellness, art and entertainment. Her services are offered in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, pediatric units, schools, retreats, community centers, seminars, virtually and more.
Shlomit is constantly studying and exploring. She trained at the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, graduated from the Spirit of A Woman Institute where she got trained as a Life Coach for women in the “Be The Tree” program and graduated from the Person-Centered Expressive Arts therapy Institute in Sonoma, CA.
Shlomit is also a member of the Village Playback Theater and NYC Queer Playback Theater company.
Shlomit offers retreats, 1:1 Expressive Arts Counseling sessions and group workshops for personal growth and mental health for kids, adults and seniors.