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BFLA presents: Fall into Fusion with Tjarda and Kari

  • Dance Garden LA 3191 Casitas Ave. #112 Los Angeles, CA 90039 (map)

Workshops with Tjarda of The Netherlands and Kari of Unmata/Sacramento, CA

Tjarda Van Straten is a well sought after Tribal Fusion & Contemporary Bellydancer, instructor and choreographer. She is known for her powerful performances and broad-minded instructional approach towards fusion bellydance.
She hasn't been to LA in years, and we are so pleased to bring her fresh, inspiring approach to our community. Check her out here:

Fusion Fiesta
The Fusion Fiesta is a fun workshop where Tjarda will be incorporating a touch of various dance styles - from tango to flamenco and from modern to ATS and Tribal Fusion - into a challenging combo. We will explore all movement vocabulary that is being used for this combo and will inspire you how to use this knowledge for your own tribal fusion bellydance. We will focus on technique based on Tjarda’s research at the New York Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, use of effort and creating dynamics by staying true to our own choices while dancing. Let’s dance!!

Kari of tribal-fusion powerhouse UNMATA is 
coming to town!
In 2006 Kari received the highly honored invitation to join UNMATA. She travels both nationally and internationally to perform with UNMATA and assist Director Amy Sigil in teaching workshops. She is an ITS Certified Instructor and is responsible for conducting Certification Tests for the ITS Format. Her noteworthy teaching experience with UNMATA includes: Tribal Umrah (2009- 2014), ITS Level 3 Intensives in Russia (2012) and Florida (2014). Kari currently teaches weekly ITS & Fusion classes at Hot Pot Studios in Sacramento, CA

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! I’m ITS... Nice to Meet You! 
This Workshop introduces you to the fundamentals of ITS. The root words and concepts that eventually allow us to tell great stories in this beautiful and dynamic language of dance. 
This workshop is wonderful for all who wish to feel comfortable dancing within a group, a fabulous addition to any troupe's vocabulary and a great tool for teachers of all dance styles. 

$30 each/ $55 for both if prepaid by September 19th
$35 each at door/space available