Bellydance Workshop: How to Turn Your Audience into Friends (and Minions)
With Dawn Xiana Moon of Raks Geek
Cost: $35 ($40 at the door)
Limited to 15 students
Register Now: http://bit.ly/minions-reg
Anyone can move their arms around onstage. But what changes a gesture from a meaningless, mechanical
motion into a compelling story? Why is the same choreography so fascinating on one dancer, but boring on another of equal technical skill? What separates mediocre performers from great ones?
Learn how to appear larger than life and connect with an audience, changing them from strangers into friends (or minions who will do exactly what you want them to). Learn how to express authentic emotion rather than simply pasting on facial expressions. And learn how to tell stories without using words. Dawn Xiana Moon has over 25 years of formal theatre training and performing experience; we'll apply acting techniques directly to dance, and you'll leave with concrete ways to blow your audience's minds.
** Basic knowledge of bellydance movements (any style) required. Minimum of 6 students registered by Feb. 4th required to run this special workshop. **
ABOUT DAWN XIANA MOON
Dawn Xiana Moon has worked in almost every area of the arts. As a dancer, she is the founder and producer/director of Raks Geek, a geek-themed bellydance, flow arts, and fire company that has garnered accolades from MSN, The Daily Mail, Time Out Chicago, and more; a member of Read My Hips, which performs over 100 shows a year at venues like the Chicago Field Museum and Alhambra Palace; and a bellydancer and firespinner with Acrobatica Infiniti circus, which performs in the US and Canada. As a musician, she began classical training on the piano at the age of five, eventually morphing into a folk/pop singer-songwriter: she has released two albums of original music and performed in 10 states. As an actress, she worked in professional theatre and independent films for over 15 years. Dawn trained at the University of Michigan, where she earned a BA in English and Theatre. http://raksgeek.com