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Persian Dance & Music Intensive

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 2:00 AM


Persian Dance & Music IntensiveFriday, February 21st - 23rd, 2020*Register via the link above or send money via PayPal to nayundance@gmail.com via "friends & family" to avoid fees.Come and immerse yourself in Persian dance and music! This 12-hour workshop will be taught by Natalie Nayun (dance) and Fedros Ghadiri (music).This workshop will include a 2-hour musical lecture about different aspects of Persian music, history, styles and how this is integral to the dance. The dance portion of this workshop includes 4 hours of intensive technique breakdown and 6-hours working with live Santur and Tombak musicians so dancers can learn how to recognize and interpret different kinds of Dastgah’s (Persian musical modes), learn about musical structure, practice improvising to live music, and learn how to work with musicians. There will be an optional performance on Sunday night where dancers can choose to improvise to live music or present a choreographed piece to recorded music. Performing is not required! Level: All levels welcome!Beginning dancers will walk away with a greater understanding of basic technique and musical awareness and advanced dancers will be challenged with finding more nuance, breath and extension in their movement. Schedule: *Friday, February 21st6:30-8:30pm - Musical Lecture*Saturday, February 22nd12:15-2:15 - Persian Dance Technique2:45-5:45pm - How to dance with live music, improvisation, combinations (with live Santur & Tombak) *Sunday February 23rd11-1pm Persian Technique2-5pm - Persian dance - How to dance to live music, learn different Dastgah's interpretations, combinations, and improvisation (with live Santur & Tombak)6:30pm - 8pm - Performance for participants and friends Questions: Contact Natalie - nayundance@gmail.com or DM her through facebook at Natalie NayunCost: $250 before 11/15$275 before 1/15$325 at the door (if space left)More about Natalie NayunNatalie is an international teacher and performer specializing in contemporary and folkloric styles from Central Asia and the Middle East. These styles include Persian, Afghan, Tajik, Uzbek dance and more! She has been dancing for over 17 years and teaching for over 11 years. Natalie has received numerous grants & awards to study dance and conduct research in Uzbekistan & Tajikistan. She is a passionate teacher and a lifelong student. Her hope is to share the beauty in these regions of the world through dance! Learn more about her on her website: www.nayundance.comWatch videos on her youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC07HfiQGRO3FP-Afr_-e22A

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