Workshops

Our Carvie20 offerings include Live & Online Instruction, with a talk and workshops in the dance studio and outdoors in the park. All offerings are also available online.

Michelle, Dipika and Isabel are not able to travel, but they agreed to join us via the Internet! Michelle & Dipika will each teach only one of their workshops online and Isabel has a very interesting ATS talk & discussion for you. We will stream these workshops via a beamer in our festival workshop studio so you can participate from the festival, or if you’re not able to travel to Vienna, from your home!

Melli Sarina (with one additional workshop), Theresa and Luisa of the Cibelle Dance Collective and ourselves will hold the workshops live and we’ll be joined by Anja, Lisa and Sonja of the Aayla Sinoush troupe for another ATS live workshop!

We count on being able to have 20 dancers live (first pay, first serve) in the Loft25 studio and another 25 will be able to join online. Zoom stream will be moderated so you can ask questions in the chat and they will be answered by the teacher. We’ll have our eye on you and try our best to make you feel almost as if you’re here with us in person.

We’re moving the ATS workshops outdoors, as there are no limitations for the outdoors gatherings beside the safety distance.

We plan to have the whole festival streamed online as well so that everyone who is not able to travel can still join!

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Thursday, 27. August 2020

MICHELLE SORENSEN | Freak Like Me
18:00 – 21:00 | MS01 | €60 | Intermediate
Online Instruction @Zoom + Stream @Studio Loft25

Let’s get weird in this experimental fusion workshop! We’ll start the workshop by learning a few unusual fusion combinations that are eclectic and beyond the basic Tribal stylings. Explore the creepy, strange and witchy with these unconventional fusion combos inspired by horror films, dark legends and haunted places. After we’ve played with some pre-made phrases, we’ll make some new ones to fit some extra strange songs that i’ve got up my sleeves. Let’s get dark and moody with strange songs, bizarre movement and bellydance all rolled into one juicy workshop!

…sometimes you need to get ugly to get awesome.

Friday, 28. August 2020

DIPIKA VIJAY | Booty On Beat
10:00 – 12:00 | DV02 | €40 | Open
Online Instruction @Zoom + Stream @Studio Loft25

Refining, defining and enhancing. Sharp strong hipwork makes a belly dancer very alluring. Sharp locks, clean 3/4 hips, juicy drops, big twists, grounded and loose shimmies are the nuts and bolts of a strong dance. Quick quick slow is the mantra we will follow. Mobility drills to open up the hip in every possible direction, accessing glutes actively, working the pelvic floor safely and dancing of course will be the key features of this workshop.

MELLI SARINA | Waving Inside Out
12:15 – 14:15 | MS02 | €40 | Intermediate
Live Instruction @Studio Loft25 + Online @Zoom

Let yourself be inspired by new possibilities to wave through your body and learn Melli’s tricks to make them look more fluid. She will share her newest liquid fusion combinations to make your body move like water in a fascinating way and entrance the audience.

ISABEL DE LORENZO | ATS Talk & Discussion
14:30 – 16:00 | INEW | €5-€15 recommended donation
Online Talk @Zoom + Stream @Studio Loft25

Isabel will take us on a visual journey in her talk about the history of ATS through images, bringing us all the way to the present and touching on the current situation of ATS/FCBD Style and the recent changes of the name and the discussion surrounding it. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Saturday, 29. August 2020

DORO ALTENBURGER | ITS Combinations
10:00 – 12:00 | DA03 | €40 | Open
Live Instruction @Studio Loft25 + Online @Zoom

ITS is created by Amy Sigil, has its origins in American Tribal Style, Bellydance, HipHop and Hula, and it is the most recent addition to the improvisational bellydance language development. Although aimed at synchronised group improv, quite a few of the combinations are also versatile to stand alone and can be easily used for solo or group setting, or integrated into a different movement dialect. Come try out the Unmata way and have fun with the dynamic energy of Unmata ITS, no strings attached.

MELLI SARINA | Bellyroll Basics To Perfection
12:15 – 14:15 | MNEW | €40 | Open
Live Instruction @Studio Loft25 + Online @Zoom

The bellyroll is an intriguing and sometimes even daunting topic in our dance style and it’s always worth some extra work. We will take a detailed look at the anatomical connections and will do a specific workout created to make you feel not only the different muscle groups but also your belly „wave“. To motivate you for all the workout, you can look forward to some of my favorite bellyroll combinations in the second part of the workshop – get ready to dive deep into the belly world.

AAYLA SINOUSH | ATS Zills & Drills
15:30 – 17:30 | ANEW | €40 | Open
Live Instruction @Floridsdorfer Waterpark + Online @Zoom

Zill up your performance. This workshop focuses on two important elements of an entertaining improvised performance: Playing zills and building a dance set. Zills (finger cymbals) are an essential part of ATS. Therefore we practice the most important zill patterns to classical ATS movements. Afterwards we focus on how to create an exciting performance set, and those of you who want can include the zill patterns. Previous knowledge of ATS and zill playing is helpful but not absolutely necessary, we will have something also for beginner zill players. Don’t forget to bring your zills!

Sunday, 30. August 2020

MICHAELA MAB | Alphabet Soup
10:00 – 12:00 | MM04 | €40 | Beginners
Live Instruction @Studio Loft25 + Online @Zoom

If dance is a language, the basic movements are like the letters of the alphabet that we use to build words and sentences. Starting with the fundamentals of Tribal Bellydance technique, we’ll practise the smallest building blocks and use them to create shapes in various parts of the body, first isolating and then combining them to create a short dance combination – adding the letters to form the first words in the language of Tribal Bellydance!

NAKARI | Behind The Curtain
12:15 – 14:15 | NA01 | €40 | Open
Live Instruction @Studio Loft25 + Online @Zoom

How much of a dance piece stays invisible, pulling the strings of the dancer from the background of stories, images and ideas? Where does a choreography start and how do you turn ideas into movements? Welcome to the choreography lab, take a peek behind the curtains of our previous dances. We’ll tell you about our creative process for specific pieces and with the background information in mind we’ll watch the end result to inspire the next portion of the workshops – time for experiments! The choreography tools can be used in many different ways, and play is more than welcome. Whether you’re already working on a piece, or just want to test out the principles, we’ll have a brainstorming session where you can develop an idea and see what happens. This is a lecture-style workshop, come with a notebook and an open mind – explosions of creativity are expected!

CIBELLE DANCE COLLECTIVE | ATS Audience All Around
15:30 – 17:30 | CC03 | €40 | Intermediate
Live Instruction @Floridsdorfer Waterpark + Online @Zoom

The Cibelle Dance Collective loves to enliven the stage as dancers – A performance that remains in the memory of the audience. You will learn some slow and fast combinations which shine with audience from all sides, because in the end it is just a charming game, some important basics, a little bit of knowing-how! 

We will work on creating beautiful group pictures and an open and honest contact to your audience. Duo, trio, quartet and diagonal – these are all exciting formations for dancing together and changing sides quickly. The icing on the cake is cascading, i.e. a small time delay when dancing in the diagonal: ATS with love and excitement from the Cibelle Dance Collective!

Thursday, 27. August 2020

NAKARI | Behind The Curtain
14:15 – 16:15 | NA01 | €40 | Open

How much of a dance piece stays invisible, pulling the strings of the dancer from the background of stories, images and ideas? Where does a choreography start and how do you turn ideas into movements? Welcome to the choreography lab, take a peek behind the curtains of our previous dances. We’ll tell you about our creative process for specific pieces and with the background information in mind we’ll watch the end result to inspire the next portion of the workshops – time for experiments! The choreography tools can be used in many different ways, and play is more than welcome. Whether you’re already working on a piece, or just want to test out the principles, we’ll have a brainstorming session where you can develop an idea and see what happens. This is a lecture-style workshop, come with a notebook and an open mind – explosions of creativity are expected!

MICHELLE SORENSEN | Freak Like Me
16:30 – 19:30 | MS01 | €60 | Intermediate

Let’s get weird in this experimental fusion workshop! We’ll start the workshop by learning a few unusual fusion combinations that are eclectic and beyond the basic Tribal stylings. Explore the creepy, strange and witchy with these unconventional fusion combos inspired by horror films, dark legends and haunted places. After we’ve played with some pre-made phrases, we’ll make some new ones to fit some extra strange songs that i’ve got up my sleeves. Let’s get dark and moody with strange songs, bizarre movement and bellydance all rolled into one juicy workshop!

…sometimes you need to get ugly to get awesome.

Friday, 28. August 2020

DIPIKA VIJAY | Booty On Beat
10:00 – 12:00 | DV02 | €40 | Open

Refining, defining and enhancing. Sharp strong hipwork makes a belly dancer very alluring. Sharp locks, clean 3/4 hips, juicy drops, big twists, grounded and loose shimmies are the nuts and bolts of a strong dance. Quick quick slow is the mantra we will follow. Mobility drills to open up the hip in every possible direction, accessing glutes actively, working the pelvic floor safely and dancing of course will be the key features of this workshop.

ISABEL DE LORENZO | ATS Dancing In The Circle
12:15 – 14:15 | IL02 | €40 | Intermediate

The circle is a powerful and spiritual way of gathering in dance. In this workshop we will practice slow and fast circles in ATS: turning the wheel to change lead, pick-ups and drop-offs, the circle itself as a place of connection and beautiful dancing. All ATS levels are welcome. Please bring zills if you want!

MELLI SARINA | Waving Inside Out
14:30 – 16:30 | MS02 | €40 | Intermediate

Let yourself be inspired by new possibilities to wave through your body and learn Melli’s tricks to make them look more fluid. She will share her newest liquid fusion combinations to make your body move like water in a fascinating way and entrance the audience.

Saturday, 29. August 2020

MICHELLE SORENSEN | Belly Flow-Work
11:00 – 13:00 | MS03 | €40 | Intermediate

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 Bellydance 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!

DORO ALTENBURGER | ITS Combinations
13:15 – 15:15 | DA03 | €40 | Open

ITS is created by Amy Sigil, has its origins in American Tribal Style, Bellydance, HipHop and Hula, and it is the most recent addition to the improvisational bellydance language development. Although aimed at synchronised group improv, quite a few of the combinations are also versatile to stand alone and can be easily used for solo or group setting, or integrated into a different movement dialect. Come try out the Unmata way and have fun with the dynamic energy of Unmata ITS, no strings attached.

CIBELLE DANCE COLLECTIVE | Audience All Around
15:30 – 17:30 | CC03 | €40 | Intermediate

The Cibelle Dance Collective loves to enliven the stage as dancers – A performance that remains in the memory of the audience. You will learn some slow and fast combinations which shine with audience from all sides, because in the end it is just a charming game, some important basics, a little bit of knowing-how! 

We will work on creating beautiful group pictures and an open and honest contact to your audience. Duo, trio, quartet and diagonal – these are all exciting formations for dancing together and changing sides quickly. The icing on the cake is cascading, i.e. a small time delay when dancing in the diagonal: ATS with love and excitement from the Cibelle Dance Collective!

Sunday, 30. August 2020

ISABEL DE LORENZO | ATS Real Improvisation Practice
10:00 – 12:00 | IL04 | €40 | Open

After drilling some beautiful moves from our slow repertoire, we will quickly review formations (duet, trio, quartet and chorus). Different groups will work with different moves, then we will practice how to get in and out of the chorus in a smooth way, and finally we will create a big group improvisation with the flavor of a real performance.

MICHAELA MAB | Alphabet Soup
12:15 – 14:15 | MM04 | €40 | Beginners

If dance is a language, the basic movements are like the letters of the alphabet that we use to build words and sentences. Starting with the fundamentals of Tribal Bellydance technique, we’ll practise the smallest building blocks and use them to create shapes in various parts of the body, first isolating and then combining them to create a short dance combination – adding the letters to form the first words in the language of Tribal Bellydance!

DIPIKA VIJAY | Feminine Indian Fusion
14:30 – 16:30 | DV04 | €40 | Open

Let’s tell stories of romance and play with small combos – inspired by the vocabulary of the old Bollywood, Indian Folk and Classical along with Belly Dance. The workshop will have a flirtatious and feminine language. Think postures, gestures, expressions, fluidity and fun. No previous experience in any Indian dance form required. Things to bring along: Drama & an open heart to enjoy the learnings thoroughly!