Turkish Style Belly Dance DVD with Artemis
Turkish Style Oriental Dance is energetic, joyous, assertive, passionate, and spontaneous. It is characterized by aggressive hip movements, complex pelvic articulations, exciting zills, powerful drum solos, sensuous taqsim, fun stomach play, extended veil work, and a wide array of mysterious gestures.
Learn this fun and exciting style of belly dance with expert dancer and historian, Elizabeth Artemis Mourat! First Artemis teaches a brief history of Turkish Style Belly Dance, including contributions of the Turkish Romany people, and describes how it is distinguished from Egyptian Raqs Sharki.
Artemis explains the slow and fast Romany 9/8 rhythms used in Turkish Oriental Dance, and the difference between the Romany 9/8 and the Cabaret Karsilama. She demonstrates how the rhythms are used in Turkish Oriental Dance.
She then teaches the Turkish Oriental technique of isolations, articulations, turns, and steps typical to this dance, with complete breakdown and demonstration. She also teaches hand gestures unique to Turkish Oriental Dance which are a direct inheritance from its Romany roots. These gestures include:
* Knee & Hip Punches
* "Extension Cord"
* "One Potato, One Potato"
* Body Cuts
* and more!
In the last section, Artemis puts it all together into both slow and fast combinations you can use in your own Turkish Style belly dancing.
This how to belly dance video also includes a fun and exciting improvised Turkish Oriental Style performance by Artemis!
Produced by Suzy Evans ~ IAMED
Producers of the Best Belly Dance Videos in the World!
Reviews on this item
Jody Killian: I have been to many of Artemis workshops and am so happy that finally a DVD has been made of an "Artemis Workshop". This is a must have in any collection. Artemis breaks down the history, and the meat and potatoes of Turkish style. The instruction is clearly broken down, the gestures, the combos, the 9/8's broken down, the turns, the hops, everything... I recommend to everyone!
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Patty Loeran: If you want to really learn Turkish dance, this is the DVD! Artemis is the leading expert on Turkish dance in America.
This DVD is the real thing, you won\'t be dissappointed. I give this DVD an A+!!