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Past and Upcoming Workshops

Ansuya Show and Workshop Schedule

Shows were held at:
Cameo Theater Party Room (1123 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205)

December 8th 2013 @ 8pm (Tickets $20 General Public/$15 Dancers and Workshop Participants) - Performance by Ansuya. Doors open at 7pm. Cash bar and snacks are available.

Workshops were held at:
Our Lady of the Lake University's International Folk Culture Center (411 SW 24th St., San Antonio, TX 78207).


Ansuya's Workshops:

Immortal Egypt - Double Sword with Candles - Saturday 11am-4pm ($100 - Includes lunch and a tshirt)

A truly timeless dance. Ansuya brings back her double sword with candles choreogrpahy that wowed Hollywood audiences in its concert debut. Standing the test of time, one decade later, this moving piece not only ties in multiple props, but brings its dancers together with its powerful passing of the sword complimented by hypnotic candlelight and mesmerizing, impressive combinations.

Come with your troupe or come on your own and be assigned to a group to experience learning a full blown production piece! Please bring candles and swords if you have them. The song will be Immortal Egypt by Thornton Wilder and Hossam Ramzy.


Shaking All Over - Bellyburlesque Fusion Choreography - Sunday 11am-1pm ($50)

Mae West said,"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!" Ansuya couldn't agree more! Join her as she blends flirtatious belly dance moves with character filled burlesque moves to give you a sexy choreography to the song "Shanking All Over." by, you guessed it, Mae West.


Radio Prizren - Turkish Choreography - Sunday 2pm-4pm ($50)

Bring your full skirt and finger cymbals if you have them. If you don't, you can still come and learn the whole dance and add the props later! Get your festive, sassy, juicy personality on in this vavacious dance full of fun and unique combinations that will charm and dazzle your audience! The song will be Radio Prizren by Serkan Cagri.



Raquy and the Cavemen Show and Workshop Schedule

Show was held at:
Cameo Theater Party Room (1123 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205)

March 8, 2013 @ 8pm (Tickets $20 General Public/$15 Dancers and Workshop Participants) - Performance by Raquy and the Caveman. Doors open at 7pm. Cash bar is available.

Workshops were held at:
Synergy Studio (300 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX 78215).


Raquy's Workshops:

Middle Eastern Rhythem Class - Saturday 11am-1pm in Room A

This class is open to any drummer who would like to explore Middle Eastern Rhythms. The class will cover: Middle Eastern Rhythms, Odd Rhythms and Ideas for Soloing. Some basic dumbek technique that can be applied to any drum Accompaniment - Participants will accompany Raquy playing songs on the kemenche.

You are welcome to bring any drum but the Alexandria style dumbek is recommended. This workshop is for everyone, not just drummers - people can come watch or dance.

Introduction to Turkish Split Hand Technique - Sunday 11am-1pm in Room A

In this workshop we will focus on the Turkish split hand technique, how to play the Middle Eastern rhythms using this style, and solo phrases.

This class is geared towards people who have some background in dumbek. You are welcome to bring any drum but the Alexandria style dumbek is recommended.


Liron's Workshops:

Dumset - The Middle-Eastern Drumset - Saturday 2pm-4pm in Room A

The DUmset is a setup comprised of a dumbek (played traditionally), 2 Middle Eastern drums played with foot pedals (bass dumbek and Riq-snare), and hand cymbals. It was developed by Liron in his creative search to combine his passion for western drumset playing with his love of Middle Eastern rhythms and the dumbek. Students can either bring their own DUmsets (available at dumset.com) or just bring a dumbek (or similar hand drum) and tap their feet on the floor.

Topics covered in the DUmset workshop:
- basic dumbek technique
- coordination and independence, starting from very basic level and up
- learn to sound like an entire percussion section
- learn to play drumset rhythms (i.e. rock I hip hop I drum n bass I jungle) and Middle
Eastern rhythms (i.e. maksum I malfuf I karsilama) alongside each other
- relaxation and posture so as to stay comfortable for a length of time.
Here's a video of Liron's DUmset playing.

Shake My A** - Dancer/Drummer Communication - Sunday 11am-1pm in Room B

This workshop, aimed towards both dancers and drummers (or other live musicians), will touch on the magical connection between the two and how to best read each other and communicate, both verbally and non-verbally.

Starting to move or 'shake it' when we hear a sweet beat is a natural and instinctual reaction we all have - we will focus on that natural approach, find your personal connection to the music and how to communicate it to others.



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