Henna in Boston January 11th and 12th 2020
Date(s) - 01/11/2020 - 01/12/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rumba Y Timbal Dance Company
Henna is coming to Boston to teach some really cool workshops. She is an instructor for datura online and runs a bellydance school in Portland, Oregon. Stay tuned for more details, registration opens soon!
Workshop topics that Henna will teach:
Clear & Compelling veils (2 hours)
Move it! (1.5 hours)
Essential Arabic Rhythms $ Combinations (2 hours)
Raqs Assaya Combinations and Techniques (2 hours)
Henna is a sought-after performer and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. She teaches regularly in Portland and as an instructor on Datura Online.
Henna has been immersed in music from a young age. The daughter of a musician, she studied the piano throughout childhood and always longed to dance. This dream would not come to fruition until her college years when she attended a bellydance class at the urging of a friend. She was immediately drawn to the enchanting music, and the earthy, energetic movement.
Following every inclination to dance, Henna has explored Turkish Oriental, American Cabaret, Tribal Fusion, Egyptian folkloric dances, but always returned to her first love of Egyptian Raks Sharki. Henna’s intuitive musicality coupled with crisp, expressive technique makes for captivating and memorable performances. She considers Egyptian music to be her main muse, with its emotional complexity and universal theme of love guiding her artistic choices.
Henna’s love for bellydance can be felt in the studio as well as in her performances. She is a generous, thorough, and detailed instructor. In 2012 she completed the coursework for a master’s degree in teaching from George Fox University and she uses a progressive approach to teaching bellydance. By integrating music, technique, and culture, she helps students feel the essence of the art form while building a solid foundation. Henna considers herself a lifelong student of the dance, and brings new inspiration and excitement to every class.