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Check out the full schedule on the Classes page have been updated for November and December.
If you are new to Belly Dance classes, come to Monday or Thursday 5:30pm Belly Dance Bootcamp class! Dress comfortable and just come a few minutes early to register.
EVENTS and WORKSHOPS
Nomadic Tapestry's Christmas Hafla
Saturday December 5th 7pm
Saturday December 5th 2016 is the day of our yearly ChristmasTraditionally it has been a fundraiser for Toys for Tots.
This year Is a benefit for our new project for 2016. Magnolia SEED's Dance Program. Self-esteem, Empowerment, and Education though Dance. This will be a program to introduce and train teenaged young ladies in the art of belly dance. The program will also include enrichment classes for these young women to succeed and flourish in their future lives.It is based on this program http://
pomegranatestudio.org/ pomegranate-s-e-e-d- Several of out instructors have been certified in Myra Krein's program.
This year we are asking for a donation of money at the door and/or raffle items.The Raffle is fun and happens during the performances of the night. We also encourage you to bring food and libations to share.
Lumani Dance Theatre,The Lunatic Fringe, Tzignal Orkestar, and surprise performers will be performing at the party. Live Music to dance the night away. Please contact Lisa if you wish to perform in our show. It is a fun night!
Improvisational Music Workshop & Hafla
With AL Cofrin
Sat January 16th 10am-12noon & 1-3pm
At Nomadic Tapestry 1219C Jordan Lane
Huntsville,AL Hafla at 9pm
Al Cofrin earned a BA in Jazz Theory & Composition at the University of Texas in the early 1980s. He became interested in medieval music when a professor pointed out that both jazz and medieval monophonic music utilize similar improvisation skills. He continued graduate music studies and worked on a thesis project of medieval monophonic songs and dances resulting in the 1995 publication of pre-15th century transcriptions and a collection of Renaissance dance music. The publication of his work led to the desire to perform the music he had worked with for so long. Istanpitta was born in 1994 and continues to play for concert venues and universities across the country. Al’s studies in Early Music Performance including tutoring from well-known teachers, Shira Kammen, Tom Zajac, Hanna Goodwin, and Robert Mealy. He has been on faculty for several Early Music related workshops including San Francisco Early Music Workshop. Multi-instrumentalist Al Cofrin is the director of Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble. In 2006 Al began playing with the Celtic band, Clandestine, who has performed worldwide. His performance in the folk Celtic genre brings a high energy drive to the stage which has become a perfect match for Clandestine’s unique sound. He is also member of Teribus Pipe Band which performs at numerous Scottish Festivals around the US. He is also the director of the local Houston mixed quartet, Allegro Non Troppo, which performs for local functions in the Houston Metroplex area including weddings, receptions and local concert series. Al has been a professional jazz musician in the Houston area for 15 years and was the principal clarinetist for the Houston area’s Pasadena Symphony.
Music Workshop Sat Jan 16th at Nomadic Tapestry 1219 C Jordan Lane HSV, AL
$35 for 4 hours. This is a progressive workshop so it is integral to take both the morning and afternoon classes.
10am-12noon Modal Improvisation Free Form & Rhythmic. This class will explore the 8 "church" modes that were the backbone of pre 15th c. music and how to utilize these "scales" into improvisational tunes that do not require any music to perform. Then the students will utilize their newfound skills to create short melodies applied to a meter. Open to all
1-3pm Medieval instrumentalist: The illiterate virtuoso (ear training games). This is the final chapter of Improvisation classes that will challenge the students to apply their melodic-on-the-spot creations by playing musical games with the entire class. The games include: The Ever Changing Rumor, The Estampie, The Chase, and Point/counterpoint. (theorized medieval music drinking games) Open to all