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Mat Jacob Weekend Intensive in Melbourne

April 29 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Mat Jacob Weekend Intensive in Melbourne 2017

The Gilded Mask is delighted to bring another world class Fusion Bellydance training opportunity to Melbourne…

We are so very excited to announce the details of our weekend of fusion workshops with the stunning, creative, edgy, prolific and inspiring dance artist, all the way from Barcelona, MAT JACOB!!

This incredible dancer has had the privilege to study and perform alongside some of the most influential artists of the tribal fusion belly dance world: MIRA BETZ, ZOE JAKES, MARDI LOVE, AMY SIGIL, ILLAN RIVIERE, ARIELLAH, KAMI LIDDLE, HEATHER STANTS and last but not least, her recent important discovery, PINY and ORCHIDACEAE TRIBAL.

“Mat Jacob is one of the most generous teachers, performers and producers you will ever meet. She will bend over backwards, sideways and all ways to bring passion and integrity to Art.” – Amy Sigil, Unmata

Don’t miss this opportunity to train and dance with one of the rising stars of Tribal Fusion & Fusion Bellydance, she has SO much to offer!!

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Saturday April 29 & Sunday April 30, 2017

Discount for booking Early Bird, closing 19th March 2017
Discount for booking entire Weekend Package, both on Early Bird AND Full Price rates!!!

Sat April 29 2017
STUDIO TO STAGE :: 4.5hrs Workshop in 2x Sessions
$180 EB // $200 Full Price

10am-12.30pm :: 2.5hrs Morning Session
1.30pm-3.30pm :: 2hrs Afternoon Session

>>>PROFESSIONAL SHOW at 8pm INCLUDING PERFORMANCE of the “Studio to Stage” Group Creation!!<<< Sun April 30 MECHANICAL WEIGHTLESSNESS :: 2hrs $90 EB // $100 Full Price 11am-1pm Sun April 30 ITS L1 & L2 Taster Workshop :: 3hrs :: ALL LEVELS WELCOME $120 EB // $135 Full Price 2pm-5pm ****** DISCOUNTS FOR BOOKING ALL 3 WORKSHOPS :: 9.5hrs of Dance Training & Performance $355 Early Bird Weekend Package $415 Full Price Weekend Package Studio Location & Show Venue TBC - Watch this space! WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS :: Sat April 29 STUDIO TO STAGE: 4.5hrs (2.5hrs Morning Session / LUNCH / 2hrs Afternoon Session) Using Unmata ITS and classic Tribal Fusion movements as a base, this choreography workshop will be about creating dance TOGETHER as a team! Modifying, creating, exploring and building together, EVERYONE will be part of the process with little, or much, implication as desired! We will be challenged with learning rapidly, learning with others, opening our listening & ‘accepting’ skills, our ability to contribute, and working in harmony to create something amazing!! Mat will be the guide of this process, orchestrating & facilitating the creation of a piece that will be modestly presented in the Saturday night show. We’re in this together… so let’s create, learn and DANCE! Sun April 30 MECHANICAL WEIGHTLESSNESS: 2hrs In this workshop we will approach a few techniques having the goal of EXTREME FLUIDITY. Our whole body will move and seem to liquefy, suggesting suspension & lightness; two concepts that require great strength & control. To our flow, we will add ‘sharp & dry’ moves… executed in harmony. Aerial walks, continuous & serpentine transitions mixed with clean isolations: sometimes elastic, sometimes explosive, all placed in a few sweet combinations for us to drill & explore. Sun April 30 ITS (IMPROVISED TRIBAL FORMAT) L1 & L2 TASTER WORKSHOP: 3hrs **Please note that ALL levels of dancers are welcome at this workshop, including complete beginners to "ITS" ... this is a GREAT introduction class to this amazingly fun dance format!!** What is ITS? It’s an improvisational dance format (inspired by Carolena Nericcio’s ATS) created by the Ever Amazing Amy Sigil of the UNMATA TRIBAL BELLYDANCE, USA. Amy talks about ITS as if it were a language: “First, we learn the words. Then we speak. Then… We write Poetry Together!” This workshop is meant to be a sneak peek and an introduction to Amy Sigil’s incredibly dynamic, textured, creative, and most of all, FUN group dance Format! The idea is to learn a variety of different movements, combos & transitions, as well as dynamic formation changes present in the ITS Levels 1 & 2 vocabulary, primarily to have fun while working within a group. For more in-depth work in ITS including concepts and full vocabulary, contact Amy Sigil herself!! You’ll be hooked for sure!! *************** Payment Options for all workshops include Bank Transfer & PayPal **Please note that workshop bookings are non-refundable, but fully transferrable. To register, please email: info@thegildedmask.com.au with the following information to confirm your place and receive invoice & payment instructions: Name: Contact phone number: Billing address: Workshop Booking requests: Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions or contact us to discuss anything regarding registrations, payment or course content. AND MAKE SURE TO CLICK ‘GOING’ OR ‘INTERESTED’ TO GET UPDATES & INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS & POSTS!! We very much look forward to hearing from you! With warmest regards, Elise & Brigid The Gilded Mask


April 29 @ 10:00 am
April 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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