About this event
Have you ever wanted to learn belly dancing? join us for this free of charge masterclass and get introduced to the marvelous gestures and body movements of belly dancing.
Originating in Egypt, belly dancing features movements of the hips and torso. It has evolved to take many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style; with the Egyptian styles and costumes being the most recognized worldwide.The Egyptian style with its traditional Egyptian rhymes is popular worldwide with many schools around the globe now practicing it.
The informal, social form of the dance is known as Raqs Baladi (‘Dance of the Country’ or ‘Folk Dance’) in Egyptian Arabic and is considered an indigenous dance. Raqs Sharqi (‘Eastern Dance’) is a broad category of professional forms of the dance, including forms of belly dance popularly known today, such as Raqs Baladi, Sa’idi, Ghawazee, and Awalim.
Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips. Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on isolation of the torso muscles, rather than on movements of the limbs through space. Although some of these isolations appear similar to the isolation used in jazz ballet, they are sometimes driven differently and have a different feeling or emphasis.
Inaya will introduce you to the basics of belly dancing, up to the advanced moves for expert dancers.
Where: Bâtiment IV – Tiers lieu culturel
When: 4th of June 2022 | 15h – 18h
Please note that this event implements CovidCheck 2G/2G+
BELONG is hosted by IWHO asbl, and benefits from the support of ESCH 2022, the City of Esch-sur-Alzette, OEUVRE Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Rocklab, and Bâtiment IV.