The Art of the Taqsim
“I go with the flow. Whatever music you play for me, I’ll dance.” – Gael Garcia Bernal
The taqsim is an essential part of belly dance. It is the slow and open solo played by the band. It allows for the dancer to take a moment for them self. To go inside their body and show the audience how much control they have when they’re lost in the music being played and how it’s making them feel.
But it’s also non-metered (as in it doesn’t usually have a beat or formal rhythm) and usually is fully improvised. Which for some dancers is the scariest thing ever (even more scary than the monster under the bed)!
We will take a look at all the different movements which can be used during a taqsim, work out some beautiful poses to do these movements from and work out how to listen to the taqsim to predict what might come next.
Suitable for all ages, sizes and dispositions.
Previous belly dance knowledge is not required.
When: Saturday, August 17, 9 am – 11 am.
Cost: $25 pre-purchased through this page, $30 on the day (cash, credit card or EFTPOS available).
About your instructor:
When not out and about, Amanda is in her own studio space dancing up a storm.
Amanda is a current student of the Salimpour School of Belly Dance, USA. She holds certifications for Suhaila Salimpour Belly Dance Format Level 2 and Jamila Salimpour Belly Dance Format Level 2 and is working on her Level 3 certifications in both formats.
Amanda loves getting lost in the taqsim and seeing where it takes her.
If you’re not free for this workshop, check out the other upcoming workshops, classes and events.