Workshops with Violet Scrap & Lamia Barbara
"Making Music Visible"
Violet Scrap is an Italian rising star of the international Tribal Fusion scene. After a early life spent studying music and visual arts, she begins her journey with bellydance at the age of 18, finally feeding a lifelong desire.
She starts studying with Syria Nejma, a local dance teacher, approaching the styles of Baladi, Saiidi, Ghawazee and Khaleeji in 2007.
In 2008 she starts dancing with the world music group Groowa Circus with the fellow dancer Irene Copolutti. Hours of improvised performances every night will be one of the strongest sides of her formation as a dancer and performer.
Her natural tendency to self expression drives her to fuse Oriental dances with Urban dances, thus bringing her in contact with the Tribal Fusion style, the love that changed her life.After a few years of self-teaching, she starts travelling in Italy to train officially, picking very selectively only the best professionals around: Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Samantha Emanuel, Cera Byer. Ashley Lopez, Ariellah Aflalo, Kami Liddle, Heather Stants, Colleena Shakti, Manca Pavli, are just a handful of names.
In 2011 she starts collaborating with another very well-known italian dancer, Lamia Barbara, with whom she gives birth to the VIO.LA project, a dancing duo that aims at pushing boundaries and create beauty. To this date, she has teached and performed to many festivals and events, in Italy and abroad, trying to bring her peculiar vision of the possibility of dance all the way around the world.
Grounded practice, Fearless dance, Soulful expression.
Fascinated by Eastern cultures and arts as a child, Lamia Barbara began studying Bellydance at 18 years old in Siracusa, her hometown. After 5 years of training in both Bellydance and Yoga, she discovered and deeply fell in love with Tribal Fusion Bellydance. By that time there were no regular classes or any teacher in Siracusa or South Italy, so she found herself obsessively studying through workshops with great masters, traveling all over Europe. Her formation includes intensive education with Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Manca Pavli, Ariellah, Samantha Emanuel and many others.
In 2013 Lamia discovered Bharatanatyam (classical dance from South India) and felt it as the natural development of her studies in both dance and Yoga. She deeply committed to the study of this dance form and is currently completing her Bachelor Degree in Bharatanatyam at the Conservatory of Vicenza,her academic formation at the Conservatory also includes Indian music and singing, sanskrit and many historical and theoretical studies. Lamia’s holistic approach to dance explores the history, philosophy, theory and technique of dance and music with an emphasis on the ethic of experimental fused dances and the great importance given to the connection between meaning and expression.Taking inspiration from her studies in dance and Yoga, Lamia Barbara presents a unique style that blends eastern and western elements, tradition and modern expression, searching for that sacredness of the body that belongs to every dance. With over 10 years of extensive training, studying and performing all over the world, Lamia’s vision of dance aims towards the connection between body, mind and spirit.
Worskshops Modern Spice Box: The Modern Spice Box is a mixture of the different dance paths of the two teachers: taking from Urban Dance with Violet and jumping to Classical Indian with Lamia, we'll have a technical taste of both, and an example of choreography.
Saturday, September, 30th
From 10:00 to 12:00 Lamia Barbara. Indian Infused Bellydance: a Practical Introduction. S1
Taking inspiration from her Classical Indian Dance studies, Lamia has designed this workshop to introduce the beautiful blending of Indian dance and Bellydance. After basic movement exercises, feet patterns and strenghteening drills you will learn a few combinations and feel how those movements perfectly match with bellydance technique.Intermediate Level.
From 12:15 to 14:15 Violet Scrap. Urban Fusion Choreography S2
A fast paced and engaging attempt to put together different dance languages, challenging what our bodies and minds can do in a small amount of time with a very dense choreography phrase.Intermediate Level Intermediate.
From 16:15 a 18:15 Lamia Barbara: Indian Infused Bellydance: Choreography from Classical to Modern S3
Taking inspiration from her Classical Indian Dance studies, Lamia has created a choreography that blends Indian dance and Bellydance into a modern music. Basic movement exercises, feet patterns and strenghteening drills are included. Intermediate Level.
From 18:30 to 20:30 Violet Scrap. Tribal Hips, Urban Hops D1
Combining the energy and the exploration of urban dance and the isolation work of Tribal Fusion, we will try to expand the way we see the usual movements we do and give them more freedom, explore isolations, angles and waves under a new perspective. Open Level.
Workshops ́s location:
Escuela Gloria Alba
Calle del Conde de Vistahermosa, 15
Metro Marqués de Vadillo
Each 2 hours workshop 40€ (plus 1,5€ paypal comission) until July, 15th. From July, 16th, 45€ each workshops (plus 1,55 paypal comission)
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- 100% ( less bank expenses) before August 31st
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In case of no show we will not reimburse any amount.
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RACHEL BRICE IN BARCELONA, 2016, September, 2nd-4th
Rachel Brice first fell in love with Belly Dance at 16 years old, when she saw The Gypsy Moor Dancers (who later became Hahbi'Ru) at a Renaissance Faire, and started classes with Atesh immediately. Soon after, she discovered a video of Suhaila Salimpour which she obsessively studied. She began making her living by performing American Cabaret Belly Dance at restaurants and teaching yoga while putting herself through school.
A decade later she discovered Carolena Nericcio's American Tribal Style, which shifted her aesthetic from nightclub to nomad, and Jill Parker became her technique inspiration. She then studied several world and contemporary dance forms as she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Ethnology. The fresh immersion in these dance forms and exposure to San Francisco culture began to mix with her 10 years as a restaurant dancer, and she (unwittingly) started to blend these influences and create something new.
In 2001 she was accidentally discovered by rock mogul Miles Copeland, and toured for several years with his company, The Bellydance Superstars.
Through The BDSS, Rachel had the opportunity to work with the incredible Mardi Love, who quickly became her hero and muse. Mardi had also started with Cabaret before discovering Tribal, and as they made dances and costumes together for BDSS, a new style, influenced by the late 1800s to 1920s, emerged.
Today, Rachel studies with her teachers Carolena Nericcio and Gary Kraftsow. Whenever possible, she takes classes with her colleagues.
When not teaching on the road, she lives in Portland, Oregon where she's opened a studio, Datura, and has begun a production company, Little Scarab with her partner, Sol Crawford. Together they've created a belly dance training program called the 8 Elements™ Approach to Belly Dance.
WORKSHOPS, September, 3rd & 4th
10:30 – 13:30 Datura Technique Studies: Hips & Pelvis
Datura Technique is a clear and effective approach to technique practice for classic Tribal Fusion style. Rooted in Rachel’s love for American Tribal Style, these studies reinforce regal posture and intentional arm placement as a frame for sinuous, serpentine, and earthy isolations.Datura Technique is organized into studies that focus on one isolation at a time, and train the body to access that isolation in many different ways.The hip and pelvis studies focus on preparation and compensation for hip-work, simple shapes in the pelvis, and steps that include these isolations.Please wear leggings or yoga pants so knee placement will be visible. Bring water and layers of clothing. Participants will receive an audio accompaniment for these studies. Level Intermediate.
15:00 – 18:00 Past / Present / Future: Arabic Rhythms in Electronic Music:As belly dancers, we’ve always known that Arabic rhythms make you want to dance, and western popular music is catching on in a big way. We’ll learn versatile combos that work with both a classic belly dance set andon a festival stage to electronic music, and we’ll dance them to both types of music. Bonus: getting these combos in your body will help you remember the rhythms once you leave class… Level: Beg / Int Choreo
Sunday, September 4th.
10:00 – 13:00 Datura Technique Studies: Ribs & Circles
Datura Technique is a clear and effective approach to technique practice for classic Tribal Fusion style. Rooted in Rachel’s love for American Tribal Style, these studies reinforce regal posture and intentional arm placement as a frame for sinuous, serpentine, and earthy isolations. Datura Technique is organized into studies that focus on one isolation at a time, and train the body to access that isolation in many different ways.The rib and circle studies focus on preparation and compensation for chest and rib cage lifts, simple shapes in the ribs and shoulders, and steps that include these isolations. Please wear leggings or yoga pants so knee placement will be visible. Even though we’ll focus on the upper body in this class, the knee and foot placement is always important. Bring water and layers of clothing. Participants will receive an audio accompaniment for these studies. Level: Intermediate
14:30 -17:30 Shake It Up & Break It Down: Can you handle 3/4 shimmies at top speed?! If not, learn how!In this workshop we’ll learn 8 different approaches to our old friend the 3/4, including shimmies on the up, on the down,with different accents and foot patterns. Be sure that you’re comfortable with 3/4 shimmies on the up and on the down to get the most out of this class. Aaaand bring some water. We’re gonna need it. Level: Int / Adv Choreo
Location of the workshops:
Carrer de Sants, 88
Metro Plaça de Sants
1 workshop -3 hours- 60€
2 workshops -6 hours-120€
3 workshops -9 hours-180€
4 workshops-12 hours-240€
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Cancellation and Reimbursement Policy
1.-If for any reason the workshop would not take place, Alma Oriental will reimburse the total of the entered amount you have pay.
2.- If the student cancell the reimburse will be done as follows:
- 100% ( less paypal expenses) before july 15th.
- 30% (less bank expenses) until August 15thth
In case of no show we will not reimburse any amount