*SOLD OUT* TAQSIM FOR DANCERS - Saturday 12pm
TAQSIM FOR DANCERS - Saturday 12-1:30pm
Taqsim is the art of instrumental solo improvisation for musicians. The musician can use any instrument, yet the most emblematic are Oud, Nay, Violin, Qanun, Accordion and Buzuq. Although it is extemporaneous, there are several recurring aspects in the Arab style, including the maqam, story arc, and ending. The dancer will practice interpreting the instrumental music into movement and personifying the mood of the music. This workshop is vital for dancers who wish to better interpret melody into movement. It is a different experience from the drum solo because the melodies can be delivered outside of rhythmic confines, similar to speech. It is a lost art that is on the brink of revival.
***No refunds will be given, but if your plans change, you may sell your spot and transfer it to another student***