Belly & Shimmies Isis Wings 101 Outdoors
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About the Event
Isis Wings are not a traditional prop in Middle Eastern dances and are still uncommon among dancers in the Middle East. They do however have a history of use that goes back about as far as modern Raqs Sharqi. Visual performance artists have manipulated their skirts and shawls to a degree for centuries but in the late 1800s a pioneering performer named Loie Fuller took it to a whole new level. Her dance style became popularly known as Serpentine Dance and eventually had a series of imitators.
https://youtu.be/s61KGyYZSRo Serpentine Dance had a huge impact on Modern Dance but was not common in Belly Dance until much later.
We will experiment, create, and learn an easy choreography using the wings, learning how to execute moves, combinations, accents & turns.
What to wear?
Wear something you are comfortable moving around in such as a loose skirt, shorts, or leggings.