Habibi Dancers 39th annual Spring Workshop April 22-23, 2023
Use the Link below to register for workshop and purchase tickets to our concert “Kaleidoscope”
Saturday Workshop: “Moonsea”
Irina will teach a fusion belly dance choreography, focusing on technique. In this workshop you will learn combinations which will be threaded together into a sensual choreography. We will work on delicate control of the lines you draw in space for the audience.
Sunday Workshop: “Spirit”
This workshop will give you a new look at belly dance fusion. Explore dynamic diagonals informed by Flamenco with strong poses and how to manipulate your energy, to create a powerful presence on stage. A Flamenco style fan will be used. Some previous belly dance experience is highly recommended for this class.
We are pleased that Irina Akulenko is our guest artist this year. She is a New York City-based performer, teacher and choreographer, with a burning passion for arts of all genres. Although she discovered Middle Eastern dance purely by chance, her interest in expression started at an early age and was channeled into ballet training, in addition to piano and voice lessons. However, belly dance became her main addiction which she sustained by seeking instruction with numerous local teachers as well as visiting master performers. Since 2001, Irina explored both Egyptian Cabaret and American Tribal style belly dance. She has studied Odissi, and Flamenco and enjoys fusing these art forms, as well as everything in between.