Workshop & STAGE PROJECT Schedule
THURSDAY 15:00 - 18:00
FRIDAY 12:00 - 15:00
SATURDAY - PERFORMANCE @ the MAIN GALA
This Stage Project is a unique opportunity! Olga Meos and Piny Orchidaceae will be working together to bring you a brilliant experience in creating choreography and exploring movement as group. You will then be able to perform the choreography at our Main Show! Seize the moment and don’t miss the chance to work closely with two incredible dancers and choreographers!
Regulations on aplication and attending, coming soon!
FRIDAY 17:45 - 19:45 - Introduction to ATS® movement dialect with the flamenco manton (shawl)
In this class we will learn the basics of manton technique and several fast movements with manton – some Devi Mamak’s steps and some steps created by Agata and Katarzyna. We will practise all steps in combos and try to use them in groups. Please bring a big square shawl (size approximately 115x115cm) – doesn’t have to be a professional manton. Agata can also bring some shawls for sale (send us a message if you want one).
SATURDAY 14:30 - 16:30 - Introduction to ATS® movement dialect with flamenco fan
Fan is a very gentle and elegant prop, it emphasizes the movement and the character of a step. The workshop will be an introduction to this prop; we will learn how use it in basic ATS® slow steps created by The Siren Project, we will
focus on floreo technique and synchronization. We will practice using combos and we will try utilizing them in group formations. Please bring a fan: 23 cm – 30 cm, easy to open (made from wood or plastic).
SUNDAY 15:45 - 17:45 - ATS® with manton – steps and beyond
This is a workshop created for people who already learned the basics of The Siren Project manton dialect (for example they have taken the Intro workshop) and would like to solidify their skills and take it to the next level. This class will
start with a short review of basic manton technique and steps. We will then move on to more advanced steps, as well as some interesting ways to use them in groups. We will also touch on musicality and creating a dynamic flamenco-
inspired performance. Please bring a big square shawl (size approximately 115x115cm) – doesn’t have to be a professional manton. Agata can also bring some shawls for sale. If you would like to have more in-depth experience with the manton dialect, it is possible to combine the Intro workshop and the Steps and beyond workshop into a short intensive. They can be also sold as separate topics, but I recommend that the participants take the Intro workshop before taking the Steps and beyond.
SUNDAY 13:30 - 15:30 - INFINITY
One of the most challenging things in choreography is space awareness and innovation. In this workshop we’ll work on some technique and combos, and luxurious space use and spacing changes, for infinite possibilities!
Friday 15:15 - 17:15 - Locked & Loaded: A Combination Arsenal
These fusion combinations are deadly and delicious. You'll be a smooth criminal with a hard edge when we layer flow and locking isolations. Tricky and fun, you'll leave feeling like a badass!
SATURday 16:45 - 18:45 - BELLY FLOW WORK
In this workshop, we will explore the floor! The focus will be on maintaining an even flow of movement inspired by yoga and exotic dance, while incorporating belly dance isolations. Remember to dress appropriately for working on the ground, and bring knee-pads if you need them! This will be a physically challenging class, so come prepared to work!
SUNday 10:30 - 12:30 - MILK IT
How slow can you go? Start by learning a few combos at mid-tempo, then take parts or all of each and slow them waaaay down. Can you still command attention? It is the INTENTION. We will also talk about how subtle dynamic shifts using fast-twitch movement over stillness can bring your dance to the next level.
SATURday 16:45 - 18:45 - CONTRAST OF MOTION
After learning of the standard 8-counting combinations we often have a desire to make your dance more alive and interesting for the viewer. And this contrast makes people laugh, cry with joy or cry. For example roller-coaster that move slowly, and then almost throw you into the abyss before gently returning back to earth. That is what we are going to do on the class - the addition of emotions in motion, contrast, slow and fast to make your dance more incredible and powerful.
SUNday 13:30 - 15:30 - HANDs FREEDOM
This class begins with a warm-up your biceps, triceps, deltas, and other muscles of the shoulder, because our hands gives us a picture, frame, drawing around your body. Arm, forearm, wrist, fingers - stretch our muscles and move all your bones! And then start doing "hand" Choreography. We will work as well as with individual hand movements and layering with body work.
This workshop has no previous content. The students will deliberate what they want in the moment. My answer will be my interpretation of a group and personal requests, so it’s also a workshop about group decisions and challenge for me and the students. And of course I can only share what I know or my perspective of it.
This workshop has no previous content. It’s a trust shot in what I feel to teach in that specific day. It will grow from feeling the group, flowing with the energy of the place and people. It’s about intuition and letting happen. It’s also a trust card.
Sunday 10:30 - 12:30 - LOOP-THE-LOOP
Dynamic and dense drills that work in tension and release, slow and fast. In this workshop you’ll get to deconstruct and practice your way into the loop. It’ll be a hell of a ride!
Intermediate / Advanced
Sunday 18:00 - 20:00 - ATS®️ New to the Tribe
Playing the game of ATS®️ can be puzzling, especially if you’ve just arrived to this amazing worldwide tribe! This workshop is all about basics and deconstructing this wonderful language.
Bring your zills!
Sunday 15:45 - 17:45 - TEASE IF YOU PLEASE
There is real art in keeping your audience holding their breath in suspense and anticipation. Learn from the master and use this ability in your own style and choreographies.