workshops


Workshops

 

 

 


CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR BEGINNERS MIT ELENITA QUEIRÓZ (BRA/CH)

Lovely Elenita is back with a two-part Contemporary Dance Intensive Workshop for beginners on Saturdays, 14th & 21st October 2017 – we get another opportunity to get to know the techniques of Contemporary Dance with this professional dancer and very committed instructor!

 

About Elenita Queiróz

Elenita is a choreographer and performer in Contemporary Dance, Artistic educator and Cultural producer BA of Dance by the State University of Campinas – Brazil (2003). She works on individual authorial projects as well as in collaborative processes with other artists. She has a background in Jazz, Capoeira, Brazilian dances, Eastern dances, somatic technique, Contemporary Dance and others. Due to this, her relation with dance has been very visceral and intuitive.

More information about Elenita Queiróz:
www.elenitaqueiroz.jimdo.com

 

Intensive Workshop on Saturdays, 14th & 21st October 2017

1000 – 1300 In an intensive context, this course aims to introduce the contemporary dance technique to people interested into the theme and to those who practice other dance styles. The classes will be based on the work of body consciousness, contemporary technique (phrases of movement), and improvisation. The goal is to connect these three elements in a fluid and dynamic way in order to give to the participants the possibility to explore their own physicality and to experience the potency of the movement inherent to each individual.

 

Fee

 Contemporary Dance Intensive Workshop (2 Workshops à 3h) CHF 150.-

 

About Studio Pittoreska

Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen (in the basement – please ring the bell)
More information, impressions and directions >>>

 

Registration

Spaces are limited to an particularly small group to provide an optimum and immersed training with an exclusively small group – therefore, an early registration is worthwhile.

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Small print: With this registration the participant does agree with the subsequent terms and conditions. The registration is binding and the workshop fees owed. The spot is not guaranteed until transaction of the fee. A confirmation of participation is sent after receipt of payment. A refund ensues only in the case of cancellation of the event by the organizer. Insurance is the participator's responsibility. Pittoreska Bellydance, the instructor(s) and employees thereof decline any liability for injury, theft or other disadvantages which may occur during the event.

Upon every registration a confirmation is sent, including payment information. Please check back with info@pittoreska.com if you don't receive your confirmation within 3 business days.

 

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ELIZABETH STRONG & DAN CANTRELL (USA)

Pittoreska Bellydance proudly presents two genius artists coming all the way from the United States: on 4th & 5th November 2017 Elizabeth Strong and Dan Cantrell are guests at Studio Pittoreska!

 

☆ The two masters of their art will bring you a 2-hour Turkish Roman Dance introductory workshop as well as an 8-hour Musicality Intensive.

☆ It’s going to happen with an exclusively small group of students to guarantee you get all the attention from your teachers!

☆ With live music experience during classes as well as the Hafla – yes, that’s right!

☆ Another edition of our beloved Kalāidoscopia Hafla on Saturday, 4th November 2017 offers everyone the opportunity to apply learned concepts, gain performance experience and dance to live music or simply enjoy – don’t miss this exquisite experience!

 

 

About the teachers

Elizabeth Strong is a San Francisco Bay Area dancer, choreographer, and teacher whose work focuses on the integrity and spirit of traditional dance forms inside of a contemporary framework.

Elizabeth was a touring member of Bellydance Superstars, and was a founding member of Bellydance Evolution and of Beats Antique’s dance company with Zoe Jakes. A former principal member of Katarina Burda’s Aywah! Ethnic Dance Company, Elizabeth has traveled to Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Greece and Bulgaria to study closely at the source and is now considered one of the leading experts in the form. She performs with live music groups including Kugelplex, MWE, Brass Menazeri, and Fishtank Ensemble, and renowned world musicians including Faisal Zeidan and Rumen Sali Shopov.

Elizabeth has had original choreographies commissioned by Jill Parker and Jillina Carlano, and has received grants from Zellerbach Foundation and from Bill Graham Presents Foundation. Her Turkish Roman instructional DVD was released in 2011. Elizabeth currently teaches and performs internationally.
Find more information about Elizabeth at www.strongdancer.com

>> Further information about Elizabeth at www.strongdancer.com

 

Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach, and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano and musical saw.

Dan’s compositions for film and television have earned him numerous awards including an Emmy Award for KQED’s Home-Front, a Golden Gate award for the soundtrack to the documentary Divided Loyalties, and an Annie nomination for his work on three seasons of Cartoon Network’s the Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. His Orchestral music was recently featured by the Oakland Symphony, and his chamber music was performed at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the arts, and in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Dan also recently composed a suite of choral music performed by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir as part of their yearly concert series.

Dan is appreciated by directors and collaborators for his collection of odd instruments from around the world, his love for the idiosyncratic and flawed beauty found in live acoustic performance, his exploration of haunting and mysterious ambient sound textures, and a proclivity for experimentation with arcane recording techniques. His resulting compositional artistry supports hundreds of cinematic works and performances.

>> Further information about Dan at www.bellowhead.com

 

 

Program

Friday, 3rd November 2017

 1900 — 2100 Turkish Roman Dance Workshop: Fancy 9/8 Footwork of the Turkish Roman (2 hours)

This introductory course to Turkish Roman Dance will cover everything from toes to head, arms to belly. Fiery, fun footwork, and story telling gestures make this dance totally unique and expressive. Elizabeth learned this dance among the Rom (or “Gypsy”) people in Turkey, and has taught and performed for almost two decades. She is sought out as one of the leading experts in the form and sited as an international bridge between cultures. The fancy, fun stylings of Turkish Roman dance are at once familiar and foreign to many belly dancers. The material offered in this class is challenging and deeply layered for all levels, offering sublime subtlety for advanced students and exciting overviews for beginners. Everyone will find a way to go deeper into their own practice while experiencing the rich and wonderfully colorful, traditionally improvisational movement of Turkish Roman dance.
9/8 footwork classes are a total workout that will make you feel great, and add depth to your own dance vocabulary, whatever your background.

Every participant gets a bonus MP3 download of authentic Turkish Roman music to listen to at home!

 

Strong Dancer Intensive: Musicality & Live Music Skills (8 hours)
In this eight hour intensive and optional hafla performance experience you will explore musicality concepts such as song structure, improvised soloing, and musical interpretation.

You’ll get:

  • Live Hafla am Samstagabend! Die Möglichkeit, in einer sicheren und  opportunity to perform in a safe and supportive space
  • Opportunity to dance one on one to live music with Emmy Award winning composer, Dan Cantrell
  • Get more comfortable dancing to live music and step by step instruction, tools and support to help make improvisation easy!
  • Secrets to successful listening so you can honor and play with the music in informed and creative ways
  • Learn fresh repertoire and technique from a former Bellydance Superstar
  • Gain confidence and deepen your relationship with your dance
  • Learn exactly how to break down any song and dance like a pro whether improvising or creating choreography

Join Elizabeth Strong, former Bellydance Superstar and Emmy Award winning composer, Dan Cantrell to get a deep dive into musicality. Learn how you can shape your dance, improvise more freely, and feel confident and comfortable dancing to live music. With their twenty years of professional experience teaching and performing all over the world, this generous and heartfelt artistic couple provide a safe and inviting space to nourish your love of music and dance.

If you’ve got some basics and you’re ready to develop your artistry, then this is the workshop for you!

 

Saturday, 4th November 2017

 1000 — 1300 Strong Dancer Intensive: Musicality & Live Music Skills
1300 — 1400 Lunch break
1400 — 1600 Strong Dancer Intensive: Musicality & Live Music Skills
From 1900 Kalāidoscopia Hafla

Sunday, 5th November 2017

 1100 — 1400 Strong Dancer Intensive: Musicality & Live Music Skills

 

Fees

Turkish Roman Dance Introductory Workshop (2h) CHF 70.-
Strong Dancer Intensive: Musicality & Live Music Skills (8h) CHF 250.-
Kalāidoscopia Hafla free

 

About Studio Pittoreska

Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen (in the basement – please ring the bell)
More information, impressions and directions >>>

 

Registration

Spaces are limited to 10 attendees to provide an optimum and immersed training with an exclusively small group – therefore, an early registration is worthwhile.

Also questions and concerns can be sent with this contact form.

Your name (required)

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I register for the following:

 

Your message, questions or concerns

Small print: With this registration the participant does agree with the subsequent terms and conditions. The registration is binding and the workshop fees owed. The spot is not guaranteed until transaction of the fee. A confirmation of participation is sent after receipt of payment. A refund ensues only in the case of cancellation of the event by the organizer. Insurance is the participator's responsibility. Pittoreska Bellydance, the instructor(s) and employees thereof decline any liability for injury, theft or other disadvantages which may occur during the event.

Upon every registration a confirmation is sent, including payment information. Please check back with info@pittoreska.com if you don't receive your confirmation within 3 business days.

 

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SYNTHESIS WITH SAMANTHA EMANUEL (GB/F)

Renowned dance artist and instructor Samantha Emanuel already inspired us in 2016 with her creative style, profound teaching, longtime experience and charming character. On 14/15 January and 2/3 September 2017 she returns to Studio Pittoreska with her brand-new Dance Synthesis Intensives© and as part of the Show in September – an exclusive opportunity to develop & refine your dance technique and inspire your dance journey!

*** Due to great demand we are offering Dance Synthesis Intensives© for another group of 10 dancers: 23/24 September 2017 (Part 1) and 13/14 January 2018 (Part 2) ***

>> Events on facebook: 14/15 January and 2/3 September 2017

  

Synthesis Weekends – Dance Synthesis Intensives© and more

✩ 10h dance per weekend – 20h immersion with Samantha Emanuel in total!
✩ Dance technique at focus, enriched with dance sequences
✩ EXCLUSIVE small groups of maximum 10 attendees
✩ Optimum benefit & lots of personal feedback
✩ Connection between weekends for best possible development & refinement
✩ Kalāidoscopia Hafla, Q&A Tearoom and Group Dinner – Questions, gathering, talks, inspiration, celebration!
✩ Show on 2nd September with selected Line-up for inspiration

  

About Samantha Emanuel

True to the spirit of American Tribal Style® , Samantha’s work combines technique gleaned from her studies with the creators of the genre in the USA with that of her own self taught background in the UK. Elegant and classic, strong in carriage: Fusing Victorian and Tribal costume aesthetic, hip hop/modern dance movement strangeness, a respectful take on World Folk dances and professional versatility.

UK-born Samantha had a unique introduction to belly dance in 2005 after she quit her job on a building site to practise the art of belly dance at home. Two years later she was spotted by The Bellydance Superstars and toured the world as the troupe’s only British member, featuring on several BDSS DVDs. After four years with the show she decided to go solo and has been crisscrossing the globe full-time ever since, performing and instructing intensive workshops in over 40 countries. Working both solo and collaboratively with artists at the top of the genre. Her dedication to the art form and it’s power to connect people from all continents keep her on the move.

Samantha, AKA Vagabond Princess, is a committed instructor and performer, well known for her fun and engaging style and accessible approach to teaching. Her workshops are designed to inspire all dancers – from total beginners to dance instructors and aspiring professionals.

Samantha is American Tribal Style® Certified and the first Tribal Fusion instructor to receive the FatChanceBellyDance® ATS General Studio Teacher Certification. She is a qualified Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor VTCV City and Guilds. She has also explored Theatre performance skills at The London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).

Further information about Samantha:
www.vagabondprincess.com

Program

Dance Synthesis Intensives©

Synthesis: Greek, from syntithenai to put together, from syn- + tithenai to put, place.
This intensive is introductory/improver level, and spaces are limited.

To synthesise (fuse) is the theme.

We will work with Pilates, Yoga and Floor Barre exercises to build strength and balance. Tribal Fusion technique is the focus with sequences included to put the technique to practice. Imagery will be used to help assimilate movement. All designed to enhance your dance skill set. There will be improvisation sections included: Listen to your body, move with ease and find freedom in the subtle nuances, inner rhythm and flow. A great opportunity to work deeply in a small group with plenty of one to one attention!

The two weekends will be connected. You will have the opportunity to go away practice homework tasks, then return to further develop your dance ability, receiving feedback from Samantha. Practice progressions to inspire you on your dance journey will be added during the second weekend. It is not obligatory to attend both intensives but it is encouraged! 

Kalāidoscopia Hafla, Q&A Tearoom and Group Dinner

Time to get to know each other, ask questions, exchange experiences and of course also to get comfy and relaxed – we will have earned it!

✩ Q&A Tearoom as a relaxed Apéro at the Studio right after our dance training – Time to ask questions and discuss with Samantha and your fellow dance colleagues

✩ Group Dinner at the Libanese Restaurant – shared time and a delicious buffet (Setting off from the Studio at 7pm or meeting directly at the restaurant shortly after)

Group 1 – Part I: 14/15 January 2017 * AUSVERKAUFT *

Group 1 – Part II: 2/3 September 2017 * AUSVERKAUFT *

Group 2 – Part I: 23/24 September 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017

 1030 — 1300 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©
1300 — 1400 Lunch break
1400 — 1630 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©

Sunday, 24 September 2017

 1000 — 1230 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©
1230 — 1330 Lunch break
1330 — 1600 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©

  

Group 2 – Part II: 13/14 January 2018

Saturday, 13 January 2018

 1030 — 1300 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©
1300 — 1400 Lunch break
1400 — 1630 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©
1630 — 1900 Q&A Tearoom
1900 Group Dinner

Sunday, 14 January 2018

0930 — 1200 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©
1200 — 1230 Lunch break
1230 — 1500 Dance training: Dance Synthesis Intensives©

 

Fees

Earlybird (fee per weekend) for registration & payment until 01.07.2017 CHF 320.-
Regular (fee per weekend) for registration & payment from 02.07.2017 CHF 370.-
Group Dinner (Libanese buffet and drinks at your own expense, from CHF 25.-) individual

 

About Studio Pittoreska

Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen (in the basement – please ring the bell)
More information, impressions and directions >>>

Registration

Spaces are limited to 10 attendees to provide an optimum and immersed training with an exclusively small group – therefore, an early registration is worthwhile.

Also questions and concerns can be sent with this contact form.

Your name (required)

Your mobile number (required)

Your e-mail address (required)

I register for the following:

 

Your message, questions or concerns

Small print: With this registration the participant does agree with the subsequent terms and conditions. The registration is binding and the workshop fees owed. The spot is not guaranteed until transaction of the fee. A confirmation of participation is sent after receipt of payment. A refund ensues only in the case of cancellation of the event by the organizer. Insurance is the participator's responsibility. Pittoreska Bellydance, Samantha Emanuel and any employees thereof decline any liability for injury, theft or other disadvantages which may occur during the event.

Upon every registration a confirmation is sent, including payment information. Please check back with info@pittoreska.com if you don't receive your confirmation within 3 business days.

 

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Previous workshops at Studio Pittoreska:

  • Dance Synthesis Intensives© Part I with Samantha Emanuel (GB/F) on 23/24 September 2017
  • Dance Synthesis Intensives© Part II with Samantha Emanuel (GB/F) on 2/3 September 2017
  • Drill&Grill 2017 – Datura Style™ Edition with Amanda Pittoreska and Anji (D) on 15/16 July 2017
  • Fusion Finesse with Kami Liddle (USA) – A Fusion Bellydance Immersion: 10h+ workshops, group dinner, hafla from 19-21 May 2017
  • 6-Week courses with Elenita Queiróz (BRA): Brazilian Beat Dance & Contemporary Dance in January/February 2017
  • Dance Synthesis Intensives© Part I with Samantha Emanuel (GB/F) on 14/15 January 2017
  • Dancehall Fusion Bellydance with Melli Sarina (D) on 17 Dezember 2016
  • Burlesque Dance with Mirabelle Chococoo (ZH) on 19 November 2016
  • Workshop and 6-week course ‘Experience the Beat of Brazilian Dance’ with Elenita Queiróz (BRA) on 16 July and 21 Juli – 25 August 2016
  • Drill&Grill 2016 with Amanda Pittoreska and Melli Sarina (D): 2 Weekends, 10 Workshops, 20+ hrs of dance & technique from head to toe on 9/10 July and 21/21 August 2016
  • Burlesque Dance with Mirabelle Chococoo (ZH) on 4 November 2016
  • Anniversay workshops Fusion Bellydance Introduction & Spring Polishing with Amanda Pittoreska on 30 April 2016
  • Workshop weekend with Samantha Emanuel (GB/FR) – 3 days, 6 workshops, 12 hours of dance from 18–20 March 2016
  • Introductory workshop “Feel the Beat of Brazilian Dance” with Elenita Queiróz (Brasilien) on 20 February 2016
  • Indian Fusion Intensive “RUBIN – Mūlādhāra Chakra” with Josefine Wandel (D) on 9/10 January 2016
  • Tribal & Indian Fusion with Josefine Wandel (D) on Saturday, 12 September 2015
  • Drill&Grill 2015 with Amanda: three Saturdays, 9 workshops, 15 hours of dance & technique from head to toe on 25 July, 8 August and 22 August 2015
  • Introductory workshop with Amanda on Saturday, 10 May 2014
  • Introductory workshop with Amanda on Saturday, 3 May 2014
  • Introductory workshop with Amanda on Saturday, 26 April 2014