Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Classes at the Graduate Center

This Wednesday, classes begin again at the Graduate Center, where I have been teaching with my colleauge, Ranya Renee for years. The Continuing Education classes will end in June at GC, so please come while you can. You can register for six weeks ($90) or come for single sessions ($20). Classes will continue through June.
April 29-June 3
Graduate Center, C Level
5th Avenue at 34th Street
6-7:30 p.m. Level 1 (with me)
7:30-9 p.m. Level 2 (with Ranya Renee)
Contact the Graduate Center for registration or email me at jennifer@HolisticBellyDanceProject.com. (Photo: Lina Jang)

"After Eros" Performance at Brown University

This week I'm very excited to be performing and working with Maureen Fleming's group at Brown University in Providence. Maureen and her husband Chris Odo are currently adjuncts at the Brown dance department. In the show, Maureen is doing her work "Sphere." Her archetypal vision draws on ancient images and this works reminds of the dancers at the Temple of Amun in Karnak (pictured above). The performances are April 30-May 3; for show information, contact Brown University: www.brown.edu/tickets or (401)863-2838 .

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NYU Dance Class Music (D Quarter)

D Quarter classes are coming to an end. Try to get music if you can to keep practicing. Level 1 classes have used two pieces, Habet by Hakim and Bahlam by Natacha Atlas. Level 2 classes have been working on a drum solo by Tony Chamoun on Aboudi Badawi's Youm El Farrah CD (pictured left). This CD isn't available on iTunes, but you can contact the fabulous dancer Katia of Boston who inspired the CD: http://www.katiaboston.com/ We've also been working on Saaidi drills, using music from Youm El Farrah and Raqset Assaya on Hossam Ramzy's Best of Baladi and Saaidi CD . The cover is pictured below; check out http://www.hossamramzy.com to order more classic belly dance CDs directly from the artist.