Musicality for Bellydancers

Learn about Middle Eastern instruments, rhythms, and music-movement relationships

Musicality for Bellydancers Course

Keti Sharif presents 4 video seminars with a 30 page ebook - clips of music-movement research in Cairo, and a recent worldwide survey. Learn to identify a variety of Arabic musical instruments, compositional styles, cultural genres, and how they influence improvisation & choreography.

Video 1. Arabic Instruments, Music & Culture
* Arabic Instruments and recurring movement responses
* Maqams to Taqsim; Arabic melodic modes & aesthetic
* Arabic music and cultural traditions, genres and styles

Video 2. Rhythm & Tempo as Foundation
* Middle Eastern rhythms and associated movement
* How tempo and BPM affect pace and weight transfer
* Rhythmic patterning for footwork, travelling, turning

Video 3. Musicality Skills for Dancers
* Musicality - skills for the bellydance choreographer
* Musical awareness for improvisation and free-dance
* Notation & phrasing - tools for compositional structure

Video 4. Musical Energy & Resonance
* Energetic resonance and music-movement connection
* Musicality survey findings - what new data reveals
* The Elements in Bellydance - Earth, Fire, Air, Water

Your Instructor

Keti Sharif
Keti Sharif

Keti’s Somatic and musical approach to bellydance encourages mindful movement and creativity, whist preserving cultural integrity. Her teachings inform and enrich the dancer’s practice, providing tools to improve musicality, skills and confidence, and access their innate body wisdom for wellbeing. Originally from Australia, Keti developed A-Z Bellydance in Egypt, based on live music recordings. The methodology is currently taught in 40 countries, and references her Somatics training in the USA at the UNCG dance department, Springfield College, MA and the Laban-Bartenieff Institute in New York.

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