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CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOPS
WITH ADRIAN MEDINA AND ISRAEL ORTIZ See Below
Student 8-week Autumn courses
We are offering 3 dance styles in our course.
Commencing Saturday April 21st its not too late to book in
for this course or our next course coming up...
â€¢ Casino (Cuban Salsa) 10:30am â€“ 12pm
â€¢ Reggaeton 12pm â€“ 1:30pm
â€¢ Dancehall 1:30pm â€“ 3pm
Visit our official website www.rakata.com.au
All classes are held at Broken Mirror Studios
2C Staley St, Brunswick, Vic
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Contact: Tania & Gene
Telephone: 0422 597 395
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|BACK GROUND: Formerly Directors of DaMÃ‰, Gene Segura and Tania De Silva continue sharing their love of Cuban dance as RakaTa. RakaTa embraces Cuban dance and culture, all the way from its African roots, through to Salsa and Reggaeton. They are all about spreading the Cuban Bomba and any other exciting ventures that 2012 brings their way. Catch RakaTa and their student performance team performing a festival near you!|
CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH ADRIAN MEDINA AND ISRAEL ORTIZ
SUNDAY MAY 20TH
11am â€“ 3pm
$20 for each workshop
Broken Mirror Studios â€“ 2C Staley Street, Brunswick
RakaTa is proud and excited to announce that we will once again be hosting Cuban dance workshops with 2 of Australia's finest Cuban artists - Adrian Medina and Israel Ortiz on Sunday May 20th!!! Adrian and Israel will take us through the richness and diversity of Cuban dance. Come and challenge yourself, have fun, work up a sweat and learn another side of Cuban dance. There will be 4 workshops on offer, each 1 hour long, each offering a different aspect of Cuban dance.
11am - 12pm AFRO CUBAN RUMBA FUNDAMENTALS
Adrian and Israel will take us through a whirlwind hour that will introduce and consolidate some of the fundamentals of Rumba, the traditional Afro Cuban dance of play and seduction. Afro-Cuban Rumba is based on African rhythms and dance moves but with influences from Spanish gypsy flamenco dance and song. There is also so much more in the repertoire of Afro Cuban dance that comes into play - Bantu, Yoruba, Congo, Arara, as well as some of the traditional dances from the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. Included in this workshop will be focus on body isolations and the theatrical aspects of Rumba Mimetica. A workshop for any Cuban Dancer!
12pm â€“ 1pm GAGA AND VODOU
Never before taught in Australia, Adrian and Israel are bringing us the dances of Gaga and Vodou. No need for lifelike dolls or sacrifices in this workshop! Learn the lively dances that came from the practice of celebrating Afro-Haitian deities. Vodou is an energetic, physically powerful dance style that has a strong confrontational element. Gaga is an expressive, sensual dance that embodies praise, celebration and the enjoyment of every day aspects of life. Bring a towel and lots of water!
1pm â€“ 2 pm UP-TEMPO SON
Son is considered the predecessor to Salsa and is a beautiful, elegant partner dance. In this workshop, Adrian and Israel will teach us how Son has evolved and is danced in Cuba today. They will take us through both footwork patterns and partnered figures. This up-tempo version also has performance elements of Jazz, while still expressing the elegance and sensuality of Son. An absolutely beautiful partner dance. Come along on your own or with a friend â€“ no need to bring a partner.
2pm â€“ 3pm CHA CHA CHA
Originating in Cuba and taking immediate influence from Son, Cha Cha Cha is a playful street dance that is energetic, dynamic and sexy. Adrian and Israel will take us through body isolations and movements that will improve your Cha Cha Cha. We will also learn funky footwork patterns that can be danced on your own, and fun turn patterns so that you can grab a partner and tear up the dance floor the next time you hear a Cha Cha Cha!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place and let us know which workshops you will be attending.
Take this opportunity to learn from Adrian and Israel, working together to bring their knowledge, experience and passion of their culture.