Bellydance in the heart of Toronto
and SPECIALTY CLASSES
BELLYDANCE SUMMER SCHOOL
July 1 - August 12
7 weeks - 10+ hrs.
Wednesdays 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Zahira is THRILLED to combine her extensive academic background, deep historical and cultural knowledge, and her bellydance experience with YOU in this one-of-a-kind7 week (10+ hrs) specialty course.
In a Seminar format (lecture and discussion), the course is open to bellydance students (beginners to professionals), bellydance enthusiasts, history and cultural studies scholars and general public who are interested in exploring the history, roots and cultural background of bellydance as well as its current standing in the world. It is a MUST for any bellydance student who aspires to become professional in the art form.
We will cover the following topics:
WEEK 1 ~ Ancient roots 1: The Mediterranean (Phoenicia, Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia)
~~~~~~~ Ancient roots 2: The Romani connection: following the trail from India
WEEK 2 ~ Middle Eastern Music and Dance in the Middle Ages: from Mecca, Medina & Damascus to Spain
WEEK 3 ~ The Ottoman Empire
WEEK 4 ~ The Orientalists: 'the mystique of the East', from Napoleon to Gerome to Oscar Wilde
~~~~~~~ The image of Salome past and present (from Medieval to Orientalist representations)
WEEK 5 ~ The Chicago World Fair, (1893) and the late 1890's
WEEK 6 ~ The 20th Century 1: Golden Era (1920's - 1960's)
WEEK 7 ~ The 20th Century 2: immigration & the birth of modern styles outside the Middle East~~~~~~~ The Globalized world
Summary notes, bibliography, readings and slide decks will be facilitated for each class. Students will also have access to a study group on Facebook and will be able to download all the Zoom class videos.
We approach the Seminar with the knowledge that each and every single one of the topics covered could have it's own full course, and this means to be an introduction and discussion of some of the main issues regarding each historical period/topic.
No drop-ins as the course builds upon the knowledge acquired in each session.
ONLY $189 (no HST)
Two payments of $95 each (second payment due July 24)
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Bellydance Summer School
July 1 - August 12
FALL WORKSHOPS TBA
WEDNESDAY SPECIALTY CLASSES:
Wednesday August 5: 6 - 7 pm
Wednesday August 12: 6 - 7 pm
Stage Presence, Expression,
Connection, Dealing with nerves,etc.
Each special class ONLY $15 (no hst)
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