Arabic Jug Dance Workshop with Shadia
The Art of Jug Balancing and Dance is a very ancient tradition especially in the Near East where the pottery wheel was invented in Mesopotamia and pottery craft exploded! Women walking miles and balancing the daily food and water needs for their families began naturally dancing with them balanced on their heads! This tradition is alive and well and will be taught by Shadia who has been performing and teaching the art of jug balance since 1980!
The workshop will start with the technique of balancing and then move on to the wonderful folkloric movements touching on styles from the Levant, Egypt and Tunisia.
Jugs will be supplied by Shadia and may also be purchased. Wear a non slippery scarf and slipper and form fitting dance wear.
Class is limited to 20 so please register early to reserve your place.
Date: May 7
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Registration Fee: $40/ person
Location: CAC Headquarters. 191 highland Av. Suite 6B. Somerville, MA.
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SHADIA has enjoyed a celebrated 40-year career teaching and performing dance in professional settings throughout the United States, Canada, South and Central America. Shadia’s popularity with diverse audiences of Middle Eastern descent comes from her strong foundation and expertise in both folkloric and classical training.
Classical Middle Eastern dance predates ballet and other modern dance forms and has its own distinct form and disciplines. It has been her lifelong mission to keep Belly Dance, or Raks Sharqi as the women’s solo dance is called, Oriental in form. Her classes present a valuable opportunity to study with an internationally beloved artist. Be sure to also explore her recently expanded online boutique, Shadiacostumedesign.com.