Workshops with Samantha Emanuel in Barcelona & Madrid
As some of you may know Samantha Emanuel had suffered a terrible accident,as a result of that she has a double hip fracture. So the workshops planned in Barcelona & Madrid are cancelled. We wish Samantha a fast recovery, sending her lots of healing energy and we hope she will be dancing and teaching soon. We love you Samantha.
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