MAS is proud to present a rare opportunity to study with the one and only KAESHI CHAI right here in LA!!!
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
$35 pre-reg/ $40 at the door
Trans-discipline drills with Kaeshi Chai~
This worskhop is designed to train bellydancers to become more versatile and have the tools to be able to flex between Oriental to Fusion, and have the skill set to create long, graceful lines for large stages as well as a varied stationary vocabulary for more intimate settings. It begins with a thorough warm up incorporating yoga stretches, ballet and pilates exercises, and progresses to layered shimmy and isolation drills, turns, traveling steps and improvisation. Please bring finger cymbals.
Kaeshi Chai is a globe-trotting world fusion bellydancer who is known for her chameleon ability to effortlessly cross genres and theatrically portray strong and soft characters. She co-founded the renown New York-based dance company, Bellyqueen with Amar Gamal in 1998 and is its current artistic director. In 2004, Kaeshi also co-founded PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists committed to positive change. Kaeshi has performed and taught all over the world, including the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Morocco, Carribean, Australia, New Zealand, South America and throughout Asia. She is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, Ahmet Luleci’s Collage, Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution and the Dalia Carella Dance Collective. She performed over 500 shows to an Arabic orchestra including famous musicians, Amir Sofi and Bashir Abdel Al at Desert Passage in Las Vegas and has toured the US with Djinn, (Carmine Guida, BradMack, Pete List, Chern Hwei), and Europe with Beatbox Guitar (Rob Mastrianni, Pete List). She has danced with Natacha Atlas, at BAM, Summerstage, and on the TV shows, Conan O’Brian and Blue Peter. Kaeshi has a 4 year degree in design from the University of Technology, Sydney, has multiple fitness, bellydance and comedy improv certifications and is 200 hour Yogaworks teacher certified. She is currently studying drama therapy at the New School and anatomy at ASFYT. Kaeshi considers herself an eternal student of life, and is committed to helping develop and elevate bellydance as an artform, and explore it's powerful, healing properties. bellyqueen.com ~ kaeshi.com