First Ever 4 day Intensive with Katarina Burda
Katarina Burda is a living legend with a wealth of knowledge. Through her 40-year dance career she has bestowed her love of dance ethnology, articulate technique, and passion for music to many famous dancers of our time. Her Bay Area weekly classes not only trained top dancers such as Mira Betz, Zoe Jakes, Elizabeth Strong, Jill Parker, Miriam Perez, but her company Aywah was a major influence in the formation of what we now know as Tribal Fusion Bellydance. The opportunity to study with her is rare and a must-do; do not pass up this opportunity to work with her. She offers an incredibly high quality foundation of knowledge that every dancer, no matter what style or level, should be required to have, and one that is harder and harder to find.
August 7th-10th 2014
9-3pm daily (hours are subject to change)
Here is a preliminary list to get an idea of what will be covered. All topics subject to change
Dance as Celebration
Dance as Ritual
Dance as Daily Life
Dance as Connection
Katarina specializes in teaching the full package of Music, Dance, and History. The following dances and countries will likely be covered: Moroccan Guedra and Shikhatt; Line dances from Armenia, Jordan, Macedonia, and Morocco; Romani and Balkan Dances, Music, and history. A supplemental program will be offered in the afternoons by Mira Betz. She will offer material supporting the topics and dancing covered by Katarina, with short discussions on the responsibilities and ramifications of appropriation, as well as our modern “take” on these dances within our own world-dance culture and how Katarina’s work has influenced the current scope of “Tribal Fusion”.
Registration opens January 1st 2014
$500 earlybird (Paypal $525)
$600 after May 1st (Paypal $625)
spot secured only after receipt of non-refundable deposit of $100.
Installment plans available with approval.
To register via Paypal send $525 to lizardonahotrock(at)yahoo(dot)com
To register via Check email mira(at)miramania.com
First come first serve. Expected to sell out quickly. Small class size honored.