WHAT: Led by Kaeshi Chai, this 8 week solo choreography intensive is a personal and group exploration of traveling to different eras in time or a different age in a dancer’s life. We will generate, shape, and hone individual stories through dance. Kaeshi shares her movement toolbox for generating choreography and structured improvisation using belly dance, Lecoq, Dell’Arte, Laban, Playback theatre and Jake Knapp’s Sprint Design process. Participants will craft choreography independently as well as collaboratively with each other. By establishing a place for fun experimentation and dialogue, participants will spend 8 weeks working in a positive and open environment that fosters creativity and artistic connection. This will culminate in a show to the public. Appropriate for dancers of all levels. Limited to 12 participants.
COURSE: Tuesdays 7.30-9pm at the Bellyqueen School
January 14 – March 3
SHOW: Wednesday March 4th, 8pm at the Sonnet Theater
Course: Bellyqueen School, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4C, New York, NY 10003
SHOW: The Sonnet Theater at the Producer’s Club, 358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
COST: 8 Week Course $195, $160 Bellyqueen School unlimited pass holders. (7 Week option available for those who know they will miss a week in advance)
WHO: Kaeshi Chai is the co-founder of Bellyqueen and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) who delightfully shape-shifts through the adventure of life integrating dance, theatre, art and teaching to empower and uplift herself, her family as well as community. www.kaeshi.com | https://bellyqueen.com | www.pureglobe.org