Spring Hafla and Workshops featuring Badriyah (CZ/BE)

Siobhan and Greenstone Belly Dance are so excited to host the magnificent Badriyah for belly dance workshops and a hafla in Rotterdam on Saturday the 23rd of March, 2019!

Scroll down for more details or register for the workshops here and/or apply to perform at the Spring Hafla here.

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Spring Hafla Spectator Ticket / Voorjaar Hafla Toeschouwer Ticket

This ticket grants the bearer entrance to the Greenstone Belly Dance Spring Hafla featuring international guest dancer Badriyah (Czech Republic/Belgium) and a variety of local and national Dutch dancers. A casual gathering, come and have a bite to eat, mingle, and enjoy the show! // Dit ticket geeft de drager toegang tot de Greenstone Belly Dance Spring Hafla met internationale gastdanseres Badriyah (Tsjechië/België) en diverse lokale en nationale Nederlandse dansers. Een informele bijeenkomst, kom een hapje eten, meng en geniet van de show!



A day of belly dance workshops with our special international guest teacher, Badriyah (Czech Republic/Belgium) followed by a casual hafla. Don’t miss it!

Workshop and Hafla Details

Workshop 1, 10:00 – 13:00: 🌟Golden Era Workshop – 3 hours (1 hour lecture; 2 hours dance)🌟

Classical Oriental Dance was born in the first half of the 20th century on large stages in Cairo. Oriental dancers were stars in movies, their faces were dazzling from every newspapers, and their names were the best-selling fashion brands. Who would not know Samia Gamal, right? The dance of these enchanting dancers was charming, feminine, and although their style differs from modern oriental dance, we can still learn a lot. The first part of the workshop is a lecture – introduction to golden era bellydance from several views – movies, cabarets (saalas) and weddings in Cairo through 1900 to 1960s. During the dance part of the workshop, we will explore the beautiful and typical bellydance movements of bellydancers in 1940-50’s, we will look at some important features, figures and steps, and we will finalize the topic by a choreography inspired by Golden Era bellydance. Register for one or both of the workshops here.

Lunch break

13:00 – 13:45

Workshop 2, 13:45 – 15:45: 🌟Taqsim baladi🌟

Baladi is a huge topic and it extends in many directions. It has different forms and a broad evolution. In this workshop, we will focus on taqsim baladi. We will learn about the structure of the song, look at taqsim baladi from historical and cultural view, and learn how to dance to taqsim baladi. We will explore the awwady taqsim, capture the melody in our hips and arms, learn how to embody the curvy and enchanting melody of accordion, how to react to darbuka’s accents and beats and how to become a Bint el Balad. Register for one or both of the workshops here.

Approximate start 18:00. Featuring performances from workshop participants and our guest, Badriyah! All spectators are welcome!

To apply to perform at the hafla, fill out the registration form by March 1, 2019. Performance appications may close early if the performance slots fill up.

Location: Cuartito Azul Tango School, Schoterbosstraat 17, 3032 CN Rotterdam. Just an 8 minute walk from Rotterdam Centraal.


Previous Events

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.

Copy of Shems Winter Workshop