Sadie in Auckland: Phoenix Belly Dance Retreat 10th Anniversary
Time & Location
About the Event
The Belly Dance Retreat is an incredible weekend where you will experience inspiring technique, choreography and discovery workshops with international and local teachers, entertainment, games, non-stop laughter, relaxation, and a chance to make new dance friends! We usually sell out, so register as soon as you can.
ABOUT SADIE Sadie Marquardt is a global Bellydance sensation. She has spent the last 10 years traveling the globe conducting workshops and shows in hundreds of cities across 40+ countries. She is the most-watched Bellydancer on YouTube with over 30 million hits on just one video alone. Sadie is an inspiration and icon to her students and fans around the world and serves to empower people through the captivating art of Oriental Dance. She has produced dozens of bestselling instructional videos. She has represented the art of Oriental Dance in front of millions of viewers on the hit show “America’s Got Talent”. Sadie is the founder and director of the “Raqs Flow” training program, which enriches students with a strong foundation in technique while keeping them engaged and connected to the dance’s culture and historical roots. She recently launched a new clothing line of athletic dance wear and produces a variety of events around the world, taking her students on a deep journey and exploration of this incredible art form as well as their own inner selves. Sadie lives in Denver, Colorado. She loves spending time in nature, hiking, camping and adventuring with her family. Aside from dance, Sadie has a deep passion and commitment to living and creating a holistic, sustainable lifestyle and world.
*Mind Blowing Isolations (2hr) A technique intensive designed to tap into the mind/body connections necessary to master precision, timing and separation, key concepts in creating truly mind blowing isolations. Sadie's drills and exercises will unleash your fullest potential and prepare you for her other workshops!
*Tahiti Fusion (2hr) Sadie will take you around the world and back in this pulsating workshop. Arabic rhythms combine together with island beats of Tahiti. Chock full of Sadie hottest drum solo techniques and combos and movements inspired by the Polynesians create one exhilarating workshop!
*Inside Out (2hr) Somewhere along our journey as dancers we wish to connect deeply to our humanity and use the tools of dance to share our experience with others. Affecting your audience with your performance and presence can be one of the most rewarding experiences of dancing. In Arabic there is a word to hint to this feeling, it is Tarab. While is assigned to the ecstatic state that can be induced by music, especially live music, we can absolutely tap into the power of Tarab as dancers and even bring our audience member on the Tarab wave with us. Ironically, many dancers are not natural born entertainers. If you have struggled with confidence, stage presence or effective emotional communication or if you would like to become more competent in these areas then this workshop is for you. We will explore many dance concepts and motifs to help us tap into our body communication. We will then put it all into action with some short phrases and choreography.
*Tarab & Taksim (2hr) The Taksim ~ the emotional and poetic improvised solo in Middle Eastern Music. Many dancers shy away from incorporating this powerful dance into their repertoire but not for long. Sadie will break down the basic elements of a Tarab and Taksim helping the dancer open up and express herself through this beautiful dance!
Prices are from $650 including accommodation, meals, workshops, shows and bonus activities! Very Early Bird prices end 31 January Early Bird Prices end 30 April Contact us for more info: 0211704183 / email@example.com