NAGASITA TEACHES VARIOUS WORKSHOPS INTERNATIONALLY. BELOW IS HER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS:
2017 TEACHING SCHEDULE
April 4th – May 9th: GRASS VALLEY, CA – TRIBAL NOUVEAU 6 Week Spring Series, Apr at The Belly Hive in Sierra Dance Institute. Class description and registration info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/236505040154960/?ti=icl
May 12th: NEVADA CITY, CA – COSTUMING & ADORNMENT WORKSHOP with NAGASITA: Event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219054318556356/?ti=icl
May 2017: SALT LAKE CITY, UT – TEMPLE TRIBAL and THANKS A ZILLION WORKSHOPS: Info TBA
June 2017: GRASS VALLEY, CA – RITUAL THEATRE I: INITIATION: June 24th (Info TBA)
August: VIAREGGIO ITALY – TRIBAL UMRAH FESTIVAL, https://www.facebook.com/events/1052026821560088
October 7th – 8th AIX EN PROVENCE, FRANCE – RITUAL THEATRE III: EMBODIMENT, (Info TBA)
October 14th: STUTTGART GERMANY – FUSION FANTASY FESTIVAL,https://www.facebook.com/events/857798217663025/
November 3rd: MEXICO CITY – RITUAL THEATRE IMMERSION for Dia De Los Muertos,: Details TBA
November 18 & 19th : SACRAMENTO CA – HOT POT STUDIOS, RITUAL THEATRE I & II, (Info TBA)
Nov 28th – Dec 3rd: BIG ISLAND, HAWAII – KALANI RETREAT CENTER, BIG ISLAND DANCE CAMP, (Info TBA)
January 2018: COSTA RICA – IGUANA LODGE, FULL MOON RETREAT (Info TBA)
This is a high velocity class with a fun cardio warm up that flows right into dynamic drilling for strengthening, and flawless execution. NagaSita will break down advanced isolation combos which are then layered over fancy shmancy footwork which evolves into a wicked choreography. There will be emphasis on precision, timing, and keeping good posture with vigorous repetition. The workshop is then concluded with an essential yoga cool-down for guaranteed bellydancer bliss.
Slithering floor work, creative weaving, dramatic dives and ascending movements.This is a high velocity class with a fun cardio warm up that flows right into dynamic drilling for strengthening, and flawless execution. NagaSita will break down advanced isolation combos which are then layered over calculated footwork. There will be emphasis on precision, timing, and keeping good posture with vigorous repetition. You can look forward to lots of ticking and locking paired with luscious undulations. All of these techniques will be worked into a choreography involving serpentine floor work and a flavor of avant garde theatricality. Strengthening exercises will be addressed as well as an essential yoga cool-down for guaranteed bellydancer bliss.
As one of the pioneers of ritual-performance in Tribal Bellydance today,NagaSita thrives in sharing her connection with the divine feminine in dance and by creating elaborate offerings in honor of the Goddess. Sacred conscious meaning within dance is a practice that has unfortunately been lost to many civilizations over the course of time. An art begun thousands of years ago, which still thrives today all over the world and in fact – is the origin of purpose for dance itself.
In the Introduction to Ritual Theatre workshop, NagaSita guides her students through her own personally developed practices and choreographed sequences of sacred expression in dance with her take on Tribal-Fusion bellydance – “Tribal Nouveau”.
NagaSita opens this workshop by teaching her unique yoga and meditation practice for clearing. We then move on to bellydance warm-up and instruction in temple-dance choreography written by NagaSita for dancers to perform as a soloist or in a group by using a combination of influences from: Odissi temple-dance techniques &mudras, storytelling in movement with Hula, supreme poise with ballet, and modern Butoh exploration, blended with sultry stylization in Tribal-Fusion Bellydance. NagaSita has developed this evocative dance as a system of movement that is fun to practice and pleasant to digest for students.
She will also share her methods in:
~Setting Sacred Space
~Ritualistic Dance Path-work & Formations with Sacred Geometry (for
soloist or group)
~Embodying Archetypes & the Elements through Dance
~Altar Building and Creating Offerings in a Theatrical Setting
All levels of dancers are welcome!
2-6 hours, depending on how in-depth you would like to go
2 -3 hours would be an introductory course, 4-6 more of an intensive
In this series, we will expand upon the elemental embodiment practices which were taught during the Ritual Theatre introductory course, and practice key movements which define the Apsara Format. Holding true to the Tribal Spirit, this format has been created for groups of dancers to perform together in an improvisational setting. Building upon this foundation for creating elaborate ceremonial offerings and triumphant tableaus, the Apsara format unites dancers with a clear intention and serves as an ideal platform for opening or closing ritual performances to bless significant events and gatherings.
NagaSita’s unique concoction of Tribal Nouveau with Indian Classical,Tibetan, Balinese, Hawaiian, and Japanese fusion. In this workshop NagaSita spends the first half with a yoga warm-up then she breaks down all of the techniques involved to master this exciting new form of fusion. For the second half of the workshop, she focuses entirely on Temple Tribal choreography which merges all of the techniques broken down in the first half, so that dancers can get a good idea of what this dance style feels like in motion. 2-4 hours. 1 year Tribal Fusion Fundamentals experience is advised before taking this workshop.
A fast paced and challenging workshop with all new combo’s and choreography written by NagaSita with elements of Indian Classical Temple, Hawaiian, Tibetan and Tribal Nouveau. Get ready to stomp, drop and spin! This class is an adventure. Please bring knee pads as there are floor work portions of this choreography. 2-4 Hours