Sat, Mar 13 | Zoom

Dancing Inside Out with Natasha Riot

Internationally awarded Burlesque and Belly Dance performer Natasha Riot invites you to delve into your depths of your body and dance to explore the power of stillness, micro-movements and opening and shifting habitual patterns. All dance styles welcome.

Time & Location

Mar 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Zoom

About the Event

This is a class that Natasha has taught for almost a decade, and one that evolves and flows with new information that is gathered and danced through. She has brought this class to dance festivals and private events, both nationally and internationally.

It is specifically geared towards the mover of any modality or person that wants to move more freely through the day, that wishes to quiet for a moment, listen to the body, and delve deep into what makes us propel through the world. We will draw from wisdom imparted through the Feldenkrais Technique, Laban-Bartenieff fundamentals, varied dance techniques, and your own unique body conversation.

This class will begin with a short and easy movement sequence. We will then start quieting the mind and focus inward on small, interconnected movements. You won't have to worry about following the instructor's movements at this point, as this portion will be verbally guided so that you may focus on how you are feeling in the moment. We will explore the quietude and find ease through movement, whatever that is meaning to you.

The workshop will finish by revisiting the choreography and noticing what has changed. You will have tools to start unlocking habitual patterns and to start moving through dance with more ease. This workshop is great for anyone who desires to take their movement awareness to the next level. The subtle changes that you will start to notice make a big difference in presentation of your craft, and how you move through life!

** About Natasha Riot **

An internationally touring showgirl who calls Portland home, Natasha Riot is a multi disciplined and award winning performer. She is the producer of Burlynomicon, a darkly decadent burlesque and variety show running every 2nd Tuesday at The Coffin Club (formerly Lovecraft Bar), Portland, as well as producing the campiest series of summer variety shows that the PNW has ever witnessed, aptly named Summer Camp.

Her past life(s) included touring as a featured performer and crew member with the band, Beats Antique, stage managing and performing with the Hubba Hubba Revue (SF), touring around the world performing and teaching burlesque and bellydance, and living off the land in a remote village while running a dance school in a neighboring town.

She could teach you about the engine of your old Toyota pickup while listening to Dokken and subsequently suggesting how you might move your body...and perhaps your mind...more effortlessly through life.

Natasha has taught movement and theatre skills for dancers all around the US, and has taught sold out workshops in Australia, Guatemala and the UK. She's also the 2017 Queen of the Roses and the 2016 winner of the Keepin it Weird award as dubbed by the Oregon Burlesque Festival, as well as being the runner up in both the 2018 Shimmy Showdown (St. Louis) and the 2017 Miss Exotic Oregon competitions.

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