Rachel Brice NYC Intensive

Friday, January 31, 2020
After 8 longs years, Rachel Brice returns to NYC!
 
WHEN:
Friday January 31st 6.30-9.30pm: Sinuous and Smoky Phrases Workshop
Saturday February 1st 2-6pm: Tricky-Gooey-Shimmy Part 1 Workshop
Saturday February 1st 8-10pm: Fuss-Free Hafla
Sunday February 2nd 12-4pm: Tricky-Gooey-Shimmy Part 2 Workshop
 
WHERE: Gibney Dance, 280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers New York, NY 10007
Friday and Saturday: Studio U
Sunday: Studio C
 
DETAILS:
*Sinuous and Smoky Phrases Workshop (All levels)
In this belly dance workshop you’ll learn some of the gooey-est fundamental movements in Datura’s vocabulary, and, when done regularly, will increase upper body strength and flexibility.
 
We’ll learn and drill phrases and short combos that incorporate deep work in the rib cage and upper back.
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*Tricky-Gooey-Shimmy Workshops Part 1 + 2:
Guiding Principles of Datura Style
(Intermediate through advanced levels)
 
Combine American Cabaret and Fusion styles of belly dance with a heady dose of rhythmic trickery, contrast, and dramatic quality changes. Chill. Lay these on a bed of rib cage circles, seemingly boneless arm work, and huge, relaxed hips for a double-layered-triple-threat. Serve hot.
 
Tricky Rhythmic Phrases. Add the goo to the tricky with pregnant pauses and heavy hitting hip-work. Slam the shimmy in the gooey-tricky with quick and light movement phrases.
 
These are combos with a dual purpose: Education and entertainment, to both inform and infuse. During this intensive, a new day means a new principle, and new phrases to illustrate each principle. Brains and beauty combined.
 
You learn them, they’re yours. Use these combinations in your next choreography or integrate these Datura Style combos into your improvisational vocabulary.
 
Experience with belly dance recommended, these will be complex. Brush up on your spins and isolations for this one, bring a towel and water bottle.
 
*Fuss-Free Hafla
This is a casual and fun private hang out for workshop participants only. No costumes or stage makeup. Dancers are welcome to perform for 3-4 minutes if they want to.
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COST:
Fri Workshop $95 adv, $105
Fri Workshop + Hafla $110 adv, $120
Sat + Sun Workshops + Hafla $275 adv, $300
Full Package: $350 adv, $375 after Dec 31

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Photo by Gina Grandi and Carrie Meyer (The Dancers Eye)
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WHO: Rachel Brice first fell in love with Belly Dance at 16 years old, when she saw The Gypsy Moor Dancers (who later became Hahbi’Ru) at a Renaissance Faire, and started classes with Atesh immediately. Soon after, she discovered a video of Suhaila Salimpour which she obsessively studied. She began making her living by performing American Cabaret Belly Dance at restaurants and teaching yoga while putting herself through school.
 
A decade later she discovered Carolena Nericcio’s American Tribal Style, which shifted her aesthetic from nightclub to nomad, and Jill Parker became her technique inspiration. She then studied several world and contemporary dance forms as she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Ethnology. The fresh immersion in these dance forms and exposure to San Francisco culture began to mix with her 10 years as a restaurant dancer, and she (unwittingly) started to blend these influences and create something new.
 
In 2001 she was accidentally discovered by rock mogul Miles Copeland, and toured for several years with his company, The Bellydance Superstars. Through The BDSS, Rachel had the opportunity to work with the incredible Mardi Love, who quickly became her inspiration and muse. Mardi had also started with Cabaret before discovering Tribal, and as they made dances and costumes together for BDSS, a new style, influenced by the late 1800s to 1920s, emerged. These international tours, along with the newly born YouTube, sparked a global interest in this emerging style of Belly Dance, which has gone on to grow, change, and evolve. Rachel and Mardi rode that li’l wave with their old pal Zoe Jakes, and together the three of them created a show called Le Serpent Rouge (which was as much of an excuse to drink whiskey as it was to dance together). http://www.rachelbrice.com/