November 10, 2012 · 1:30 PM
What is "Gypsy" dance you ask? Many people think American Tribal dance is a "Gypsy" dance, but it is not. American Tribal dance originated in the United States. Did you know that the word "Gypsy" is actually a pejorative term? The "Gypsies", more correctly called "Roma", originated in India, but migrated throughout the world and adapted to the cultures around them. Many carried some of their culture & language with them. This workshop will explore the nuances of Turkish Romani dance to 9/8 rhythms - a traditional rhythm in Turkey and other Balkan cultures. This dance is done socially by both women and men.
Come find out why this dance is so much fun! This workshop covers basic understanding of Turkish Romani 9/8 rhythms and steps as well as pelvic and hip articulations and basic gestures common to this social dance. We will observe footage of men and women Romani dancing in Turkey and learn how to incorporate the steps and music into your dance routine.
Kostana has studied Romani dances of Turkey, Russia, Eastern Europe and Spain, but her specialty is Turkish Romani dance. Cost: $30/advance or $40 at door.