Somatics for Bellydance is a dynamic training course presented by Keti Sharif, with demonstrations by Phynia Anastas. Students, teachers and performers will enhance bellydance skills through the science and art of mindful movement; from internal sensing, to proprioception and connection to self and space. The course suits any bellydance style or level. Keti incorporates over 20 years of teaching and research into Somatic movement and music-movement relationships, which is presented with 100% live music from Egypt.
Learning the powerful fundamentals of Somatics will improve your dance and improvisational skills. You'll enjoy a more present, grounded and sensory experience of movement, with a deeper sense of connectivity and trust in yourself, as you build true body confidence. You will learn about the internal and external dynamics of the moving body and how to connect to elemental qualities through movement and music.
This course is also the new pre-requisite for the A-Z Bellydance Study Courses. There is an optional online exam which can submitted for certification. Learn the language of Somatics and enrich your own practice!
*Plus you will get the 14 day Somatic Practice FREE, save $10.
Keti has incorporated Effort/Shape and Somatics for 20 years, and would like to acknowledge the following:
Sources/Teachers: Dr Martha Eddy's 'The Dancer's Body' UNCG Educator Training, Farida Fahmy's 'Effort Shape' Teachings, Peggy Hackney Bartieff's LIMS Teachings, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's BMC Teachings, Mariko Tanabe's Fluidity, Paul Taylor Somatic Education and Choreography.
Recommendations: For Laban Efforts, LMA and Bellydance Research (paper) and Workshops: Natalie Diggins.
Filming Credit and collaboration: Phynia Anastas, Drama Teacher and Dancer incorporating LMA.
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, improving musicality, skills and confidence, with helpful ways to access innate body wisdom for artistry and wellbeing. Originally from Australia, Keti developed A-Z Bellydance in Egypt, where she lived for many years, organising live music and cultural events. The methodology is currently taught in 40 countries, and references her Somatics training in the USA at UNCG, Springfield College, MA and the Laban-Bartenieff Institute in New York.