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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS SERIES

All of these workshops are different to each other. MIND + BODY and STORYTELLING are suitable for complete Beginners and Improvers. All workshops will also change within their own category so, for example, you could attend two MIND + BODY workshops in a row and sill learn new skills while cementing what you have previously learned.

Improve:
- Strength
- Coordination
- Stamina
- Grace
- Fluidity
- Sensuality

 

MIND + BODY
In these workshops we look at the following: 
- Identifying the different styles of Polynesian Dance
- Polynesian history and culture and how these are perpetuated through movement
- Understanding the Drum Beats/Rhythms and how to hear them
- Drills for basic motions, isolations, and transitions
- Putting together short combos

STORYTELLING
In these workshops we look at the following:
- Polynesian stories and legends and how these are perpetuated through movement
- Lyric breakdowns and translations
- Understanding the language, poetry,  and deeper meanings
- Connecting meaning to motion
- Using our bodies as our voices

CHOREOGRAPHY + PERFORMANCE  (quick pace)
In these workshops we look at the following:
- London Hula choreography breakdowns
- Formations
- Entrances and Exits
- Costuming
- Performance skills

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 

CHOREOGRAPHY

ALL NEW MODERN 'ORI TAHITI CHOREOGRAPHY INSPIRED BY OUR TRIP TO TAHITI!!!
All levels welcome. we will move at a quick pace in a supportive, but challenging environment. I cannot wait to share this new dance with you all, it is sure to get your body trying new things and pushing your dance to different levels. Let’s get 2019 off to a great start!

INFO:
Saturday 19th January
11am - 1pm
Central London Location TBD

January Workshop

 


Wear: Anything comfortable to move in. A sarong or pareo is recommended. Note that we dance barefoot and many people like to bring wipes for their feet after class. 
Bring: Water, pen and notebook, and an open mind