ZOE JAKES in New York City!
The root of Eastern dance stylization lies in the transition, the inspiration before thought, and the effortless fluidity that is inspired by the breath. This workshop focuses on the honey and molasses that is present in Indian, Balinese, and Thai dance forms, and begins with a short lecture about what ties them together and their inherent differences. We will explore the inherent similarities and differences of these dance styles and how to fuse them effectively with Tribal Fusion. Short dance phrases will be used to explore the mysterious and timeless elegance of these stylizations, and the students will be given a glimpse into a completely different world of dance aesthetic.
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
The Ball NY
131 West 35th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
$95 advance/$105 at door
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A versatile and extremely well-rounded performer, Zoe Jakes has developed an instruction style all her own and is a popular touring instructor, her workshops regularly selling out.
Katarina Burda (an original member of Bal-Anat) is her first teacher and influence, and Zoe was a company member of Katarina’s troop Aywah! along with the talented Mira Betz and Elizabeth Strong. She went on to perform with Suhaila Salimpour, spent a few years learning how to get in peoples faces in Extra Action Marching Band, and immersed in Americana Vaudeville with The Yard Dogs Road Show. A proud Member of The Indigo Belly Dance Company, Zoe holds Mardi Love and Rachel Brice as her teachers and inspiration. Currently Zoe Jakes is touring with her band Beats Antique, a group that has 6 albums and hundreds of live shows under their belt. Zoe designs and makes many of her own costumes and co-produces tracks with Beats Antique, also adding set designer and stylist to her body of work.
Zoe Jakes has the desire and opportunity to bring belly dance to the masses, having performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonneroo in front of thousands of people that don’t know belly dance from an elephant. It is her passion that Belly Dance can get a wider recognition and respect, and her classes reflect that with a focus on strong technique and long term motivation.
Zoe has classes at her home studio, Coven, in Oakland, travels all over the US to teach and perform, and has many classes on www.DaturaOnline.com.
In 2015 Zoe launched her own tribal fusion belly dance format, DanceCraftTM. The purpose of this accredited dance program is to provide a structure in which dancers can progress towards an achievable goal, and to provide an opportunity to build a dancer’s skills intelligently and clearly. This format applies strong technical training as a framework for artistry and creative expression.
DanceCraft focuses on dance technique, strength and flexibility, musicality, choreography, improvisation, critical thinking, stamina, analysis, teamwork, belly dance history, teaching and creating original work.
More details and registration at www.ZoeJakes.com