The Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA. (617) 547-9363
536 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA
 
 

Single &/or weekend Workshops / On-going Workshops

CLOSED AUGUST 22nd - SEPTEMBER 5th!

 

Updated: Monday, August 22, 2016

 
Single &/or weekend Workshops
September

ChoreoFest!!

Join us September 9-10, 2016 at the Dance Complex.

Why should YOU participate in 24-Hour ChoreoFest?

24-Hour ChoreoFest is a tool for local professional dance makers to learn about themselves and their creative process and also to learn from their peers. The focus is on the process in this highly focused night of making dance, a secondary feature being strengthening bonds within the dance community as we all undergo the simultaneous stress, adrenaline and euphoria found in making and performing new work.

See our fun promo video and more information here: www.luminariumdance.org/#!24-hour-choreofest

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Arabesque Immersion workshop!Arabesque Immersion

with Yasmina Ramzy

September 24-27, 2016

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Two or four days of immersing yourself in the unique Arabesque approach to Middle Eastern dance that Yasmina Ramzy has created over 32 years. The course includes technique discovery and drilling, music awareness, cultural history & significance, and emotional expression. Half of the day is focused on Arabesque Style dance technique with thorough feedback; the other half of the day focuses on regional folklore, music genres, Arab nuance, and studying the legends of bellydance with historical and socio-political commentary.

The first two days emphasize the foundation of Arabesque style technique. The second two days feature a more advanced level of technique as well as addressing creativity, improvisation, transitions, dynamics, and choreography construction.

Arabesque Foundation Technique 2 days, Saturday, September 24 AND Sunday, September 25 (10 hours)
Each day includes: technique (2 hours), history, culture and lineage of art form with video shows and commentary (1 hour), folklore styles (1 hour), choreography and improvisation (1⁄2 hour), musicality and emotion (1⁄2 hour.) One hour lunch break each day.
$195.00 (early bird $175.00 by July 22, 2016)

Arabesque Advanced Technique
4 days, Saturday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 27 (20 hours)
Each day includes: technique (2 hours), history, culture and lineage of art form with video show and commentary (1 hour), performance dynamics, stage presence and musicality (1 hour), choreography and improvisation (1⁄2 hour), folklore styles (1⁄2 hour.) One hour lunch break each day.
$345.00 (early bird $325.00 by July 22, 2016)

Register today! Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment. Online: REGISTER HERE, or send PayPal payment to info@hanandances.com (use the “Send Money to Friends” option to avoid fees.) Prefer check or cash? Email info@hanandances.com.

Parking: Easy access to the Dance Complex via public transportation (MBTA Red line to Central Square) or driving from Mass Pike. Parking available at the Green Street Garage, located in Central Square at the corner of Pearl Street and Green Street. Metered public parking lots nearby (2 hour limit.) For ride-sharing, email Hanan to be connected with other attendees.

Lodging: Out of town dancers are encouraged to consider The Days Hotel Cambridge, just two miles (10 minute drive) from The Dance Complex, very close to Harvard Square, restaurants, shops, etc. Space is limited, book soon!

Contact: info@hanandances.com; www.hanandances.com; www.arabesquecanada.com.

YouTube links: https://youtu.be/ySMRgC3ymqY; https://youtu.be/I7eCOhew02k; https://youtu.be/IY6wrQGLT1Y.

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On-going Workshops
begins in September

Nino de los Reyes
(Direct from Madrid!)

8-week sessions: Flamenco Classes

All classes $25.00, Wednesdays $20.00 - Drop ins always welcome

Session Schedule:

Tuesdays -
6:30-8:00pm; Absolute Beginners/The absolute basics of flamenco rhythm, footwork, arms and turns
8:00-9:30pm; Intermediate/Advvanced Technique and Choreo por Bulerias

Wednesdays -
8:30-9:30pm; All Levels Improvisation/Appropriate for absolute beginner to advanced – connect your body and soul to the flamenco rhythm in a flamenco-judgement-free zone

Thursdays -
7:00-8:30pm; Beginner Technique/The basics of flamenco rhythm, footwork, arms and turns – no experience necessary
8:30-10:00pm; Intermediate/Advvanced Technique and Choreo por Solea por Bulerias

Saturdays -
1:30-3:00pm; All Levels Technique/flamenco rhythm, footwork, arms and turns - no experience necessary
3:00-4:30pm; Intermediate/Advvanced Technique and Choreo por Tangos

The Ramon de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theater is very happy to present an eight week session of flamenco classes with Madrid-based dancer/teacher Nino de los Reyes. Classes range from absolute beginner to advanced. No registration necessary.

About Nino: Born in Boston and based in Madrid, Nino de los Reyes is a rising star in the world of contemporary flamenco. His first memories are of his parents, master dancer/teachers Ramón de los Reyes and Clara Ramona, rehearsing in a studio at Boston’s now defunct Piano Factory. He was performing professionally by age 3, and trained in flamenco and ballet at Madrid's legendary Amor de Dios, where he now frequently gives classes. Nino de los Reyes' show "Origen" won the 2010 Certamen de coreografia de Danza Española y Flamenco for best solo choreography, best original music, and most promising young flamenco choreographer. He has toured with Eduardo Serrano’s El Guito company, Carmen Cortés, Javier Barón and Tito Losada among others, and has performed as a guest artist for musicians Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona, Guadiana, Paquete, Jerónimo, Miguel el Rubio, Jesús del Rosario, Camaron de Pitita and Ramon el Portugués.

The extraordinary musicality of Nino's footwork, along with his unique sense of rhythm, which is informed by many different genres, have led to invitations to work with, among others, Latin Grammy Award winners Juan Jose Suarez "Paquete", Alain Perez, bass player for guitarist Paco de Lucia, and world-renowned flutist Jorge Pardo. He collaborates regularly on recordings with world-renowned producers such as multi Grammy Award-winning Javier Limon.

Nino's most recent show, Inside, had its US premiere in March 2016 at Joe's Pub in New York City, and played to packed houses in Phoenix, Chicago and Los Angeles. Nino's very unique footwork is featured on Paul Simon's highly acclaimed new album Stranger to Stranger, released in June 2016. Nino will perform in Chick Corea's Flamenco Heart at The Blue Note in New York in November 2016 as part of Mr. Corea's 75th birthday residency there.

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