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Rakkas Workshops 2016

  • Live Arts Los Angeles 4210 Panamint St (At Eagle Rock Blvd) Los Angeles, California 90065 (map)

RAKKAS Los Angeles Workshops with, Valizan, Frank, and Yuska. All under one roof at LIVE ARTS LA. American Tribal Style® and Tribal Fusion.

Valizan: Formation Fun (American Tribal Style®) 12:00-1:30

Formation Fun: C’mon! You’re a dancer, not a statue! Move your ATS around on stage and change the dynamic for your audience by changing how and where you stand with your tribe! Play with Chevrons, Dueling Duets, Diagonals, Traffic Jam (Slow Rush Hour), Two Lines and more as time allows.

Frank Farinaro - Slithery, Slinky, Snakey (The Illusion of Bonelessness) 1:45-3:00

In this workshop, techniques and concepts will be taught for serpentine movements that give the illusion of bonelessness and flexibility, with focus on fluid waves, defined undulations, smooth weight-shifts and level-changes.

Yuska - Spectacular Scimitar (An ATS® Inspired Sword Dialect) 3:15-4:30

Learn how to handle a sword as a (dangerous) extension of your body, flow from one move/step to another, and correct a mistake. In this 90-minute workshop, we'll start with isolation drills before moving on to both slow moves and fast steps exercises that enable us to feature our scimitar. 

Dancers must already be familiar with slow moves and fast steps in levels 1 and 2 in the ATS syllabus. 

-Please put a cork on the tip of your blade or wrap it securely using duct tape. Swords are heavy, so you may want to bring your own substitute (such as the sheath or a cane).

Registration here.