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Migrations: Feat. Draconis!! THREE workshops!
Jan
12
to Jan 14

Migrations: Feat. Draconis!! THREE workshops!

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Migrations

MIGRATIONS WORLD MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL 2018

JANUARY 12 - 14, 2018 IN AUSTIN, TX

Three days of workshops focusing on dances from around the world, including Bellydance, Flamenco, Drum, Zills, Bollywood, Chinese Classical Dance, ATS, Classical Indian Dance, & more * Two nights of shows, with live music on Saturday * Three days & nights of shopping!


Eclectic Fusion

Friday Jan 12: 12p — 2p

"Eclectic Fusion" is a dance philosophy and format that Draconis has been working on to create a unique experience for the fusion dance community. As opposed to a class that is pigeonholed in "tribal fusion" or "Spanish fusion", this class allows a variety of dance styles to merry together with belly dance, creating unique and eclectic movement patterns. Much like with gender, Draconis was never able to choose just one style of dance to study. For many years he has studied and performed various styles of dance, including ballet, Modern, belly dance, West African, Brazilian Samba, and hip hop. Each class, each choreography, each combination is its own unique blend of fusion, keeping everything fresh and evolving. Draconis wanted to keep a signature style, but also have room to grow and change, and wanted his dance to be reflective of that. Eclectic Fusion is a style that is limitless and monotony-proof. By studying Eclectic Fusion, it prevents you from becoming one of those dancers who is "great, but does the same thing over and over." Draconis gives thorough instruction on finding your own personal brand of fusion, and what styles speak and resonate with you most strongly. He will help you refine your stage presence, showcase your best qualities, and keep you from falling into a box! ~ Intermediate / Advanced

 

Powerful Layers

Saturday, Jan 13: 12p — 2p

Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches this class on how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations. A handout will be given with exercises on challenging your ability to layer movements. He will teach his favorite combinations, as well as guide you to creating your own unique, signature moves. ~ Intermediate / Advanced

 

The Trans & Non-Binary Performer Survival Guide (Lecture)

Sunday, Jan 14: 12p — 2p

Draconis has been involved with the trans community for over 8 years, having gone through a gender transition themself, had years of gender therapy, and independently paved their place as a non-binary performer in a business that is largely gendered. This workshop is for the community of current and aspiring performers who are non-binary, trans, queer, and beyond, to offer advice on attending classes, finding safe studios, dealing with dressing room SNAFUs, handling intolerance, and staying safe. This is also for those who are interested in learning to facilitate their non-binary friends, how to address us in a respectful, sensitive, and appropriate manner. This is for producers who wants to book a queer or trans performer for their event, but want to make sure they understand the ins and outs of hosting a trans or NB performer. Micro aggressions, pronoun queries, bathroom and dressing room drama, EVERYTHING will be touched on in this workshop. There will also be Q&A held at the end. Keep your mind open and be ready to take notes.

 

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Phoenix Rising: Workshops with Draconis!!
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Phoenix Rising: Workshops with Draconis!!

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Draconis will be offering 3 workshops at Phoenix Rising Dance Festival!!

Eclectic Fusion Combos
Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm

Draconis has been cultivating his own unique brand of belly dance, "Eclectic Fusion", which emphasizes precise belly dance technique & cross-training in other dance disciplines to form one-of-a-kind performance art. This workshop is always evolving, and is purely combination-based movement sequences. These specific combos and fusion styles will vary with each location, using movements from styles such as West African, Samba, modern, and tribal style dance. 2 hours. All levels

Powerful Layers
Sunday 2:00pm-4:00pm

Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches this class on how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations. A handout will be given with exercises on challenging your ability to layer movements. He will teach his favorite combinations, as well as guide you to creating your own unique, signature moves. 2 hours. INT—ADV

Stage Hair and Makeup
Saturday 1:30pm-3:30pm

This workshop is a stage-ready hair and makeup lecture and demonstration specifically for belly dancers!! As a licensed cosmetologist and 5 years working in the industry, Draconis has tons of advice and help ready to offer belly dancers to kick their performance appearance up 10 notches. We will discuss the use of contouring and highlighting, hair extensions, hot tools, glitter application, falsies, color choice, and a demonstration will be done on a participant from the workshop. Disposable makeup tools will be provided. Please bring your own palettes and supplies to use on yourself, if you wish to follow along. 2 hours. Anyone welcome


Divine Chaos Tribal® Fusion, LLC presents the 2nd Annual Phoenix Rising Dance Festival®.

Grab your zills and your hip scarf! Phoenix Rising Dance Festival® is exploding onto the valley’s dance scene this fall, in a decadent celebration of the joy of bellydancing. The general public and dancers alike are invited to enjoy over 8 hours of spellbinding dance performances from community members and professionals alike, stretch their limits in over 20 hours of workshop from internationally acclaimed instructors, enjoy a special night out at the Masquerade Ball After Party and All Pro Gala Showcase, and peruse colorful jewelry and dance couture from the vendors lining the festival hall.
 

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Bayou Belly Festivale: Feat. Draconis! "POWERFUL LAYERS"
Jul
15
11:15 AM11:15

Bayou Belly Festivale: Feat. Draconis! "POWERFUL LAYERS"

Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches this class on

how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations.

A handout will be given with exercises on challenging your ability to layer movements. He will teach his favorite combinations, as well as guide you to creating your own unique, signature moves.

2 hours

INT—ADV

 

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A Picture-Perfect Weekend with Draconis in Austin, TX
Apr
28
to Apr 30

A Picture-Perfect Weekend with Draconis in Austin, TX

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We all love Draconis' eclectic dance performances and energetic teaching style! We can't get enough! Lucky for us, he's returning to Austin for a fun weekend of class, lecture, and a show!

Also joining in the teaching will be photographer Daniel Kelch. Want to up your picture posing game? Daniel is here to help.

Registration for all classes and show at: goo.gl/t93TQL

--Eclectic Fusion Combos--
Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Draconis has been cultivating his own unique brand of belly dance, "Eclectic Fusion", which emphasizes precise belly dance technique & cross-training in other dance disciplines to form one-of-a-kind performance art.

--Hit Me With Your Best Shot! How to get the Best Pictures of Your Performances--
Saturday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Every dancer, at some point in their journey, has looked at photos taken at their performances and cringed. Fortunately there are several easy ways for you to help aid in better performance pictures. In this workshop we will go over some do's and don't's that will professionalize your venues, performances and pictures with minimal effort.

--A Picture Perfect Dance Show, Starring Draconis!--
Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
$10 in advance
$8 students
$15 at the door

--Powerful Layers--
Sunday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Known for his powerful, ground-breaking shimmies, Draconis teaches how to masterfully layer your movements to create dynamic, complex combinations.

--Trans and Non-Binary Performer’s Survival Guide Lecture--
Sunday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
For the first time in Texas, a groundbreaking and important talk for our time. Learn how to deal with anything from handling intolerance to staying safe and professionally hosting a trans or non-binary performer.

Registraion for all classes and show: goo.gl/t93TQL

Want to perform? We'd love to put you in the show! Deadline to apply is April 7, 2017.

Register to perform here: https://goo.gl/forms/KSYLHPtQ8AvAiWMb2

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Workshops with Draconis at 3rd Coast Tribal 2016!
Jan
8
to Jan 9

Workshops with Draconis at 3rd Coast Tribal 2016!

 

"Twerkshop Choreography!"

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Saturday, 2pm — 4pm

It’s all about the booty! With his vast experience working in burlesque, pole, and variety shows, Draconis made this workshop to share the secrets of isolating your derriere. Included are stretches to loosen up those glutes, safety procedures, drills for your buns, and a short Twerk Fusion choreography! ALL levels welcome!

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Workshop with Draconis at Hawaii Belly Dance Convention!
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop with Draconis at Hawaii Belly Dance Convention!

"Ignoring the Beat: Syncopation and Musicality"

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This workshop works with musical interpretation, truly hearing the beats in the music, and how to address the nuances within a song. Emphasis will be on syncopation, or how to match your body’s movements correctly to the sounds within the music; as well as musicality, and dancing to both the beat and melody. All levels!

 

Get ready to do some group work, as well as following along with Draconis!

 

Draconis will be performing Friday night at:

Honolulu Academy of Art

900 South Beretania St

Honolulu, HI

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