"Shahrzad is coming to Minneapolis for a weekend of workshops!
Most of Shahrzad’s technique and choreography is influenced from her training in Egypt where she has been mentored by some of the top dancers in the world. She has traveled extensively to do in depth study about the music, dance, and cultural traditions surrounding both so that she can give students a deeper knowledge of the roots of belly dance as well as its modern uses.
Estimated workshop times are Friday 6-8:30, Saturday 11-1:30 and 2:30-5, Show Saturday night, and Sunday 11-1:30.
Exact schedule and workshop topics are still to be determined, and information will be updated closer to the event. There will be a show Saturday night at the Tek Box Theater featuring workshop participants and multiple performances by Shahrzad. "
Saturday 10:00 to 12:30
*Shaabi: Cairo Street Style
Shaabi is the ever evolving dance and musical style popular in the streets and clubs of Cairo. The latest Shaabi music has a new hiphop element which is also reflected in the style of movement. Shahrzad will be teaching technique and choreography to brand new music straight from Cairo!
*Shimmies and Isolations
Shake, pop, and roll! Fine tune your dancing skills with this fun and upbeat workshop. Learn new technique for shimmies and isolations of the hips, belly, and chest and then challenge your body with layering drills and combinations.
Saturday Night Show 7 PM
*Classical Choreography / Dance with feeling
The classical Egyptian songs of artists such as Om Kalthoum are some of the most difficult to dance to due to their lush composition and deep emotional meaning. Shahrzad will use one of her detailed choreographies to a classical Egyptian song to show students how to interpret the rhythm, melody, and meaning of the music with their bodies.
To purchase workshops or show tickets go to www.shimmytwins.com or contact Emalee at 507-250-5150.