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Shimmy Shake Festival: workshop Rhythm & Musicality - Kami Liddle
zo 13 november 2016, 11:00 – 13:00 CET
Your body is like a visual counterpart to music. This class is about focusing on the music rather than technique and how to « be » the music. Students will learn how to emphasize connecting movement with sound rather than solely focusing on the tempo. Learning to improve your listening skills by gaining a better understanding of musical concepts and notation can help dancers with their musicality.
Kami Liddle has been a student of dance since she was 4 years old including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. After a brief interlude as a musician, Kami reunited with dance when she was 18 years old when she began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found her passion in improvisational belly dance via Fat Chance Belly Dance. Kami holds a B.A. in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno.
In 2005, Kami auditioned and was invited to join the Bellydance Superstars (BDSS), a professionally touring belly dance company produced by music industry legend Miles Copeland. Beginning as a principal dancer, Kami soon became a soloist and contributing choreographer. In 2007, she became the Director of the ‘Tribal Superstars,’ the tribal fusion belly dance ensemble of BDSS, while continuing to develop her solo career traveling internationally to perform and teach workshops.
In 2010, Kami decided to leave BDSS in order to pursue her art as a solo artist and work collaboratively with dancer and musician Zoe Jakes and Beats Antique, a musical group that incorporates live dance and performance in their multimedia shows and music videos.
Kami has been hosted in over 20 countries as a performer and teacher. In order to fulfill her artistic vision and use her abilities to the fullest, Kami decided to return to her love of group choreography. With five colleagues from the Bay Area’s leading belly dance companies, Kami formed Gold Star Dance Company in early 2013. Together they set out to combine this young and constantly evolving dance style with elements of jazz, modern, hip hop and classical ballet.