Surrender control, become one with your veil & let it flow
Veilwork has been a staple of the art of belly dance for many decades. In the Middle East and around the world, the veil is mostly used at the beginning of the dancer's entrance, to amplify the dancer's physical presence, create drama, and draw the audience's attention.
Here in the US, in addition to using the veil to create dramatic entrances to fast-paced, dramaticmegeance music, you might see American cabaret style belly dancers dedicate an entire piece just to veilwork, sometimes using slow, sultry music to complement their flowy veil movements and wrapping the fabric in different ways around the body, creating an air of mystery and magic.
What You'll Learn
In this 2-hour online veil workshop we will be taking a calm and meditative approach to dancing with a silk veil. You will learn:
Common veil movements
Techniques for spins and turns
Moving with the veil as an extension of your body
Using breath, energy & intention to create space, elegance & grace
No experience is needed. Dancers of all levels are welcome!
You will need a silk veil that is between 3 and 4 yards in length. If you don't have one, you can purchase one here. Go to the "Props" tab, then "Veils" and select a silk veil of your choice. Other fabrics may not work for this class.
Use discount code SHARQI2020 for 10% off when you check out!