A seasoned performer, inspirational teacher and exotic personality, Sharon Kihara is known the world over for her avante-garde sensibilities, as well as for her graceful and powerful technique. She comes from a strong background in western dance, beginning with Ballet as a wee tike and continuing to perform with University Modern and Jazz dance companies throughout the nineties. But her true love came in the form of Bellydance, first witnessed by Sharon as a child in it’s Cabaret form, then as Tribal Style in the mid nineties, and, as her mind had been blown beyond all hope for repair, she decided to pursue this art form with full enthusiasm.
Sharon joined the Bellydance Superstars in early 2004 and has been touring internationally full-time ever since. She has taught and performed in over 35 countries to date with many more on the horizon; has shared stages with acts such as Missy Elliot, the Black Eyed Peas and multiple Circus and Fire Arts troupes. She became part of Jillina's Bellydance Evolution in 2009 and has been touring with the company's productions for the past 5 years.
WAITING LIST ONLY FOR SATURDAY! SATURDAY WORKSHOPS ARE FULL. STILL PLACES AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY.
SA 11h-13h // Tribal Fusion Strengthening- Technical clinic. INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
Let’s get in there and clean our technique! This clinic is perfect for the Tribal Fusion dancer wishing to add to their skill set, or for any experienced dancer desiring more polish and refinement for their performances. Starting with a very warming drill session, we will work through the entire body top to toes, cleaning our lines and finding our balance in order to execute more advanced moves such as fast turns and spins, clean musical layers and accents, flutters, hair work and more, culminating in some hot combos. Excellent for the performing dancer!
SA 13.30-15.30 // Invasion of the Booty Snatchers! OPEN LEVEL
This is all about the boo-tay. Not only is it one of our most powerful shimmy-makers and hip work controllers, The Gluteus Maximus is one of our best allies in maintaining a stable, pain-free and healthy core and back! After a specialized warm up and workout to a booty-lovin soundtrack, we will put it to the test with a challenging set of movement drills and combos. All adventurous levels are invited!
SA 16h-18h // Shazam! Drum Solos are better than COFFEE!!! OPEN LEVEL
I realize the strength of this statement, and it’s true! This original, fresh solo is filled with new, possibly unexpected combos and will enhance your dance, fill you with energy, and challenge the brain. This full-length choreography is complex enough to keep you on your toes, yet it flows! Intricate technique is the name of the game, and while this dance is suitable for intermediate level belly dancers and up, all are welcome to participate!
SU 11-13h // Mimpish Squinnies: Lovely Belly Dance Combinations Inspired by Nature. INTERMEDIATE
These pretty dances have been inspired by the natural world; florae, faunae, archetypes and elements alike. Creating a confluence of expression by employing contrasting, yet complimentary qualities of movement, we will enjoy executing some beautiful shapes and offer a little extra beauty to the world. Tentacular arm sequences, precise feet and gorgeous lines will be just the ticket.
SU 13.30-15.30// Brutal technique MASTERCLASS
Tribal Fusion Strengthening- Technical clinic.
Let’s get in there and clean our technique! This clinic is perfect for the Tribal Fusion dancer wishing to add to their skill set, or for any experienced dancer desiring more polish and refinement for their performances. Starting with a very warming drill session, we will work through the entire body top to toes, cleaning our lines and finding our balance in order to execute more advanced moves such as fast turns and spins, clean musical layers and accents, flutters and more. Includes traveling across the floor, mat work, and yoga.
SU 16-18h // Butoh MASTERCLASS
Dissolving Into the Ma- An Animistic Approach to Dance as Medicine
If you allow it, this practice could change you. Sharon has blended two beloved physical and spiritual practices into a cohesive experience; drawing from her studies in yogic asana practice and philosophy, and from her extensive research and practice of Japanese Ankoku Butoh. This class is aimed at you. And also at the you that is more than you. Through grounded, physical meditation, exercises and “games”, we seek to access our deep unconscious and subconscious, using our personal past as well as universal experiences to come into greater contact with ourselves, as dancers and as humans.
Single WS: 75.- per WS
Payment in full is required on registration to secure your place. Places are limited to 15 in each workshop.
For more than 1 workshop, please register for 1 workshop & write in the comment field of the registration form which package you want & specify the workshops you want to attend.
Any 2 WS: 135.-
Saturday package: 200.-
Sunday package: 200.-
Whole weekend: 390.-
WS 1 SA 11h-13h: Tribal Fusion Strengthening // 75.-
WS 2 SA 13.30-15.30: Invasion of the Booty Snatchers // 75.-
WS 3 SA 16h-18h: Drum Solos // 75.-
WS 4 SU 11-13h: Lovely Belly Dance Combinations // 75.-
WS 5 SU 13.30-15.30: Brutal technique // 75.-
WS 6 SU 16-18h: Butoh // 75.-