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The Musical Space Online (May 14, 2022)

Aziza’s Endeavor Dreamcamp (August 2022)

May 14, 2022: The Musical Space: Online Musicality intensive and hafla for belly dancers

By popular demand (after our sold-out event in Rotterdam in October 2021), we are bringing The Musical Space online!

Read on to learn more about The Musical Space online workshop and hafla

What is the Musical Space?⁠

If you’ve ever heard the quote from Jean Michel Basquiat “Art is how we decorate space; music is how we decorate time”, you know that with dance, we do both.⁠

In the Musical Space workshop, we will explore the various layers of music and how they can influence the ⁠rhythm and patterns of movement (“time”) as well as movement choice and quality (“space”) in our dance.

You’ll leave the workshop with more options and confidence in movement layering, embodying various musical elements and making intentional musical choices in your dance.⁠ Enhance your musicality, enhance your dance!

Meet your instructors: Eszter-Maura (HU/BE) and Siobhan Camille (NZ/NL)

Eszter-Maura is an award-winning dancer with extensive experience performing and working with live bands.⁠

She grew up surrounded by Western classical music: She played the piano, sang in choirs, and was a regular at the opera and the concert hall since before she can quite recall! Playing music not only required a deep understanding of the music she worked with, but also a strong imagination: you would be surprised how much imagery goes into an expressively played classical piece.⁠

Eszter-Maura brings this dual – analytic and visual – approach to her dance as well: if dance is music made visible, it is necessary to understand the music we work with to be able to flow with it, as well as to visualise the music within the body and in the surrounding space.⁠

Siobhan Camille grew up listening to a huge variety of music, and her early immersion in kapa haka (traditional Māori performing arts) played a role for her love of music and movement. Siobhan approaches new songs with an almost obsessive fervor; when she is choreographing to a new piece, she listens over, and over, and over, and over!⁠

She particularly loves complex classical and modern Arabic pieces, and each listen reveals a new detail. Siobhan is a firm believer that technique is fluid in dance. She believes we can choose to change the quality of our movement (and even the driving force of movements in a biomechanical sense) to better reflect the music we are hearing. ⁠

The Musical Space Schedule: Saturday May 14, 2022:

Saturday May 12, 2022:

All times are shown in Central Europe (Amsterdam/Paris/Berlin) and Eastern (North America) time zones:

13:00 Amsterdam time / 7:00am Eastern time: The Musical Space Workshop Part 1 (2 hours; see start time in your time zone here)

16:00 Amsterdam time / 10:00am Eastern time: The Musical Space Workshop Part 2 (2 hours; see start time in your time zone here)

20:00 Amsterdam time / 2:00pm Eastern time: The Musical Space Online Hafla (1.5 to 2 hours; see start time in your time zone here)

August 1-7, 2022: Workshops at Aziza’s Endeavor Bellydance Dreamcamp in Quebec, Canada

7 spots left! Contact Aziza here.

Siobhan Camille has been invited by Aziza of Montreal to teach at the 2022 Endeavor Dreamcamp from August 1 until August 7. Siobhan Camille is honoured to be teaching alongside the stellar headliners Michelle Sorensen, Florence LeClerc, and Aziza herself. Siobhan will be teaching two short workshops related to Safe Dance Practice for belly dancers.

Previous Events

APRIL 23-24, 2022: IN-PERSON WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE FOR MEDANZ FESTIVAL IN oREWA, nEW zEALAND

February 5, 2022: Online workshop & Hafla Featuring Aziza (CA/USA) and Issam Houshan (USA)

Join Aziza, Issam Houshan and Siobhan Camille for online workshops and a hafla on Saturday February 5, 2022. Recordings available!

March 1, 2022 – January 15, 2022: Aziza’s Year of You: 10 Month Online MentorShip Program – Sold out!

Absolutely thrilled to be on the teaching team again for Aziza’s 5th Year of You coaching program! Sold out. Find all the details on Aziza’s website.

October 2, 2021: The Musical Space: Belly Dance Workshop & Hafla in Rotterdam

Greenstone Belly Dance 3rd Annual Summer School 2021

Sa’idi (raqs al assaya), Strength in Practice (learn about your body and how to get the most out of it for dance!), and Luscious Layers (breaking down isolations then adding them all together!).

April: The Dancer’s Toolbox: Online Spring Workshops & Hafla Featuring Danielle Hutton (USA) and Siobhan Camille (NZ/NL)

Online Spring Workshops & Hafla featuring Danielle Hutton (USA) and Siobhan Camille (NZ/NL)!

April: Exclusive Workshops as part of Aziza’s Year of You, 2021 (Online)

Siobhan Camille is thrilled to be selected alongside Issam Houshan, Lisa Zahiya, and Devilla Raks as master instructors in Aziza’s 12 month group mentorship program for belly dancers: Year of You.

MUSIC IN MOTION: Online Belly Dance Workshops & Hafla featuring Chudney Raks (USA) and Siobhan Camille (nZ/NL)

Online lecture: Dance Strong: Injury Prevention & imPROVED pERFORMANCE for Belly Dancers

KONINGSDAG Online Belly Dance Party featuring Aziza, Badriyah, Amanda Pittoreska and siobhan camille

Drum Solo Secrets: Workshops & Hafla, March 14 2020

Autumn Belly Dance Workshops & Hafla feat. Amanda Rose (ES/US)

Summer Workshops & Hafla feat. Asiyah Suad (NL)

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Spring Workshops & Hafla feat. Badriyah (CZ/BE)

Winter Workshop & Hafla feat. Shems (USA)

In January 2019 Siobhan and Greenstone Belly Dance had the pleasure of hosting international dancer Shems (USA) for a raqs-al-assaya (saidi) workshop and hafla in Delft.