Raqs Tally 2018
Date(s) - 10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018
Jack Mclean Recreational Center
Tallahassee’s annual celebration of dance! Featuring Karim Nagi and Morita del Sol as this year’s instructors!
Super Early Bird Prices:
Whole Shabang $225
Saturday Only $110
A la Carte $60 per workshop and $10 show ticket
Payment plans are available with a $20 down payment.
Fri and Sat workshops are at Jack Mclean Recreational Center.
Friday, October 12th
6:30-8:30 DRUMMING FOR DANCERS AND DANCING FOR DRUMMERS (Karim Nagi)
This revolutionary class will bring dancers and drummers together, to teach them how to perform and interact. The drummers will learn the famous Arabic rhythms, phrases, and drum solo themes. The dancers will learn how to respond to each rhythmic phrase, how to coordinate their body isolations with each drum passage, and how to dance properly with a drum solo. Both dancers and drummers will learn how to both lead and follow each other. Improvisation will be taught, as well as how to develop an entire Drum Solo Dance routine, with a perfect climax and finale ending !
Saturday, October 13th
MAQAM AND TAQSIM FOR DANCERS (Karim Nagi)
Maqam is the Arabic system of scales and melody creation. All songs, whether classical, pop or dance, are created in a Maqam, which dictates whether the song is happy, somber, uplifting, spiritual or sensual. We align notes in the scale with specific body isolations, allowing them to follow a maqam by using her dance vocabulary. Dancers will learn how to recognize, sing and move to maqams by learning famous song examples. Special attention will be given to Taqsim, the art of instrumental solo improvisation. The dancer will practice interpreting the instrumental music into movement and personifying the mood of the music. This workshop is vital for dancers who wish to better interpret melody into movement.
1pm to 3pm
CYMBALISMS (Karim Nagi)
You are a dancer and a musician at the same time. Your hands can play any rhythm that a drummer can play. You can accent the orchestra, follow the dynamics of the song, or simply choose the right moment to not play. Sagat (Egyptian word) and Zills (Turkish word), when played correctly, can add to a dancer’s dynamism and effect. Karim will teach multiple sounds (Dum, Tak, Tik, Tok, Kish) to give the cymbals the desperately needed variety. He will teach ambidextrous technique, so the dancer can play, and Move, in both left and right directions. He will also teach several famous rhythms, so that the dancer can communicate to a drummer or to her own students. In addition, Karim shows how to play with a melodic song, when to play a rhythm vs. accents, and when to stop or not play. Finally, he shows movement combinations, both stationary and traveling, while playing the cymbals. Each dancer will be transformed into a moving musician.
Sunday, October 14th
9am to noon
MASTER CLASS: Flamenco (Morita del Sol)
From start to finish, flamenco is about passion and fire. This crash course from Flamenco del Sol will teach you the technique, you bring the passion!