New York City welcomes Mirapiece Theater!
Registration Opens June 15, 2016 at 12:00pm EST
Full Package (Used Choreography, Clickbait Choreography, and Technique for the Versatile Dancer Workshop): $425 until 8/31; $475 – SOLD OUT
Choreography Intensive (Used + Clickbait): $375 until 8/31; $425 – SOLD OUT
Clickbait Choreography: $250 until 8/31; $300 – SOLD OUT
Used Choreography: $150 until 8/31; $200 – SOLD OUT
Technique for the Versatile Dancer: $50 until 8/31; $60
# of participants:
20 students in each choreography session
30 students in Technique for the Versatile Dancer
11/4 (Friday) Used Choreography 7:00pm-9:00pm
11/5 (Saturday) Clickbait Choreography 9:00am-4:00pm with 1-hr lunch; Used Choreography 4:30pm-6:30pm
11/6 (Sunday) Technique for the Versatile Dancer 9:00am-11:00am; Clickbait Choreography 12:00pm-2:00pm; SHOW 7:00pm
Mira Betz has been pushing the boundaries of dance to encompass art in all its forms throughout her career.
For the last 5 years, Mira has created pieces that have adopted cast members from around the globe, allowing dancers an intimate chance to be a part of Mira’s artistic process and vision. And this year it continues with Mirapiece Theater!
This alive, raw, experiential, storytelling adventure- that we squeeze under the umbrella of bellydance- is looking for an extended dance family of cast members and you are invited into our journey! Join as a cast member, support team, or just come see how Mira’s brain works.
This Roving Theatrical Dance Experience is a full weekend of intense training that culminates in the presentation of two fully-developed theatrical pieces choreographed, directed, and costumed by Mira Betz. Learn storytelling, musicality, character development, and costuming. Expand your performance skills, create community, and laugh! Be a part of the creative process! Limited to 20 intermediate/advanced students. Ten dancers in each choreography workshop all be selected to perform. Participation does not require or guarantee a performance spot.
Not to worry if you don’t get to perform this time. With a possible East Coast tour in our sights, we will be looking for skilled dancers to be a part of this experience!
Technique for the Versatile Dancer:
Mira Betz is known for crossing the defining boundaries of dance, offering unique insight into all belly dance styles. This workshop is designed for belly dancers of all genres that are looking to develop their performance skills and clean-up and strengthen their technique. It will include multi-level drills, exercises on smoothing transitions, creating ease in your dance without sacrificing technique, and tips on inspired audience interaction.
Being part of Mirapiece Theater and having insight into Mira Betz’s artistic process is incredibly enriching. She integrates so much intention and depth into her work, and just a few rehearsals with her helped remind me of the importance of authenticity in dance creation.
I’ve had the chance to be part of Mirapiece Theatre for the last three years! If you get the opportunity to be involved, do it! Participating in someone’s creative process provides a unique learning opportunity- you get to see how they approach creating, how they manage groups, how they problem solve, etc. I have loved watching Mira in her process and have felt honored to help bring her visions to life. Can’t wait to see where Mirapiece Theater goes next!
Being apart of the Mira experience is one of the most amazing things I have had an opportunity to do. It’s a chance to get inside the head of one of the most amazing artistic directors and performers. I learned more about myself during this short adventure then I had in years on my own.
-Brandi Lynn Wellborn