2015 MEDGE International Dance Day Celebration Featuring Bozenka – April 17, 2015
This year’s MEDGE International Dance Day Celebration will be a real treat as are honored to host the dazzling Bellydance Superstar Bozenka as our featured performer and workshop instructor — this will be her exclusive appearance in Oregon for 2015! Join us 8:30pm at Cozmic on Friday, April 17 for our Spring Gala Show (admission $10, always family-friendly) and make sure to sign up for Bozenka’s incredible workshops offered April 18-19 — including a special 4-hour Advanced Professional Level workshop on Sunday the 19th (see workshop details below)!
Bozenka meaning, “Touched by God”, is the auspicious birth name of this world-renowned performer and master teacher whose gift for the art of belly dancing transcends her Cuban-Czech heritage. She has recorded several best-selling instructional and performance DVDs and has toured extensively with the Bellydance Superstars as a featured soloist. In 2006, Bozenka brought home the coveted golden crown from the “Ahlan Wa Sahlan” dance festival in Cairo, Egypt where she was among 150 dancers from all over the world to compete for this honor. Bozenka was recently featured as Master teacher in the Belly Dance China Festival and is the creator and founder of “Mediterranean Dance Lab”, the first of its kind (a transformational dance training intensive for professional dancers) in Crete, Greece! Bozenka has become one of the world’s foremost exponents of Oriental Dance. Her special teaching methods and techniques and her wonderful spirit make her workshops & performances a fulfilling and motivating experience for all who attend. An exemplary artist and role model, Bozenka continues to set her standards higher with each performance and workshop.
Learn more about Bozenka: www.bozenka.biz
Bozenka Workshop Information & Registration
Three workshops will be held during the weekend following our Spring Gala Show, with two 2-hour workshops on Saturday and a 4-hour Advanced Professional Level workshop on Sunday! All workshops will be held at StaverDanceSport, 41 E. 6th Ave., Eugene, OR.
Saturday Workshops • April 18, 2015
10:30am-12:30pm • Every Shimmy In The Book
This class will focus on learning different types of shimmies and the mechanics of each particular one. Each shimmy makes the body move differently and creates a different look and feel. Bozenka will demonstrate and guide students on how these shimmies may be combined for drum solos. Students will learn an amazing variety of shimmies plus discover secrets to making their shimmies visually powerful yet relaxed. This is a very upbeat and dynamic class. Get ready for a real fun workout!
2pm-4pm • Egyptian Technique and Combinations
Take your dancing to the next level with intricate and challenging hip technique that will enhance your performance. Students will learn to identify the subtleties found in classical music and how to interpret them with nuances and gestures of the body. Special attention to body language and facial expression will take place in this unique class with exercises to help dancers unleash new ways of interpreting the music.
Sunday Workshop • April 19, 2015
10am-2:30pm • Reaching New Heights
Bozenka will give each student specialized attention on transitions, execution of movement, aesthetics and musicality. This is what she likes to refer to as “T.E.A.M.” – To take your dancing to a higher level; awareness of all of these elements is essential. Let Bozenka guide you through exercises (dance combinations) that will help you project better posture, strengthen your articulation of movements and put a spark into every performance. This challenging class will also incorporate improvisation to unleash self-expression and will focus on musicality.
Workshop Combo Pricing
*Or join the guild! Membership is only $20/year.
All registrations received after April 10, 2015 (pending space availability) will have an additional fee of $5 each.
Register by Mail
If you don’t wish to register online, you may download the MEDGE Spring 2015 Workshop Registration Form PDF to print and mail with your payment by check to the address provided on the form.