SAVE THE DATE!
The North East has an incredible amount of local talent. Have you noticed? :-) Three times a year Vadalna honors that talent through our newest Spotlight Series, a workshop series honoring some of the North East’s most amazing belly dance artists.
This Fall Vadalna features:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sure, those movements are lovely, but where’s that energy?
One of the most important aspects of performance, whether it be dance, music or sculpture is the energy in which you send to your audience members. Where does this energy come from? How do you sustain it, and most of all, how do you connect it to your audience? This workshop will challenge dancers to take that extra step and tap into that energy which makes a lasting effect on audience members and leaves that powerful sense of reverberation in the theater. We will investigate those moments of connection through combinations and exercises designed to explore the energy and strength of strong visual lines and the idea of opposition, as well as the importance of personality, presence and sauciness. We will also examine specific body isolations, as well as pop and lock accentuations, specifically focusing on the head and upper body. Be prepared for a little Flamenco twist.
Dancers should come prepared with a water bottle, pen and notebook if they wish and a willingness to play and let out some emotion through movement!
About CAIT CAPALDI:
Cait Capaldi is a dedicated visual artist, performer, and student of dance. It was due to her extensive background as a rhythm section musician that she immediately felt the attraction towards connecting both movement and musical phrasing. As a student of both flamenco and belly dance, she feels the most important aspect of her dance expression comes from a place of strength, confidence and body awareness. It is through the release of passionate, emotional energy and soulful spontaneity that she wishes to inspire others through dance, just as it has inspired her. Cait was nominated as 'Best Dancer' for Portland, Maine's Best Of Portland awards in 2011, and has been a featured dancer at various events throughout the northeast.
Cait is currently earning her BA at The University of Southern Maine, where she studies sculpture, installation and art history. She is also a model in her spare time.