Events > February 10th & 11th Faith Hunt and Samantha Hasthorpe Workshops (Feb 10 - 11, 2007 10:00am - 3:00pm)
  • Event: February 10th & 11th Faith Hunt and Samantha Hasthorpe Workshops
  • Date: Feb 10 - 11, 2007 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Colquitz Secondary School
  • Contact: Candace Aldridge

 

Description:

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FAITH HUNT – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH 2007

Originally from Nanaimo, Faith Hunt has 11 years’ experience as a professional Middle Eastern dancer. She is an accomplished soloist, one of the founding members of acclaimed professional dance troupe Earthfire, and Artistic Director for Hipsteria Dance Company. Recently winning 1st Place in the Scarab Category and 2nd Place in the Belly Dance Performing Artist category at the 2006 Double Crown competition, she has been gaining recognition for her technical skill and “WOW” stage presence throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

A versatile dancer, with mastery in a variety of styles including Raks Sharki, Turkish Gypsy, Raks Assaya (cane), Ghawazee, and "Latino-belly", she is known for her professional attitude, clear instructional method (seasoned with a dash of off-tempo humour), solid technical skills & gouts of “crowd appeal.”


Workshop Descriptions:


10:00 - 12:00 Drum Solo Workshop - Renowned for her hot drum solos, Faith will be teaching a fun & sassy drum choreography to “Tabla 3” by Issam (from “The Dancing Drum” CD).


12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Lunch included if both workshops taken)


1:00 - 3:00 Turkish Gypsy – This is a high-energy workshop introducing authentic Turkish Rom rhythm & movements, and will take you on a journey into the spirit of Rom dance.


Venue - Colquitz Middle School 505 Dumeresq, Street Victoria BC, Gym B

Prices for all Workshops are as follows;
One Workshop - $35 each
Full Day - 2 for $60 Lunch Included - Please advise of any food allergies
Entire Weekend plus Evening Show - $130.00 Lunch Included both Days
Evening Show $20

 

 

SAMANTHA HASTHORPE – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH 2007


Samantha first saw tribal style belly dance performed by Fat Chance Belly Dance in 2003 in the UK. "I was in love. That was what I had been looking for..they had such dignity and strength." Sam studied videos religiously - as there was no Tribal Style teacher, she had to teach herself.
In 2005 Samantha had the honour of being invited to join Rashani, an international Tribal Style troupe based in Dublin, directed by Wendy Marlatt.
Samantha quit her job laboring on a construction site and left the UK in November 2005 to pursue her passion for Belly Dance through training with master teachers and originators of the art form in the USA.
She has traveled through Canada and the US teaching, training and performing in shows such as The legendary Suhaila Salimpour show in Toronto with Rachel Brice, Tiffany Bisconer and Ritesh Das.
Now Level 1 certified in Suhaila Salimpour's format, Samantha is working towards Level 2.

Workshop Descriptions:


10:00 - 12:00 American Tribal Style Belly Dance is both a celebration of the female spirit and a physical display of the strength and beauty of women. Its roots can be traced back to the rituals of past matriarchal cultures and to the secular entertainments which evolved as the gypsies traveled through India, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain. This workshop will provide an introduction to ATS as Samantha learnt from the originator Carolena Nerricio in San Francisco, where she completed her General Skills certification.We will cover dance fundamentals, ques and transitions, Tribal combinations and improvisational techniques with drill for leading and following in groups.


12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Lunch included if both workshops taken)


1:00 - 3:00 Musicality Through Finger Cymbals - This workshop will cover musicality through finger cymbal skills. Using basic patterns for Tribal Style with exercises to build coordination between the feet and finger cymbals.
(you will need finger cymbals!)


Venue - Colquitz Middle School 505 Dumeresq, Street Victoria BC, Gym A


Prices for all Workshops are as follows;
One Workshop - $35 each
Full Day - 2 for $60 Lunch Included - Please advise of any food allergies
Entire Weekend plus Evening Show - $130.00 Lunch Included both Days
Evening Show $20 - Claremont Secondary School, 4980 Wesley Road Victoria BC- Ridge Playhouse Theatre