Movement Dialect / Props

Dayanisma’s Slow Basket Dialect

January 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Dawn Ruckert

Baskets were once an integral part of our daily lives. In every culture, they evoke a sense of family, community, and bountiful life. This is why joyfully dancing with baskets inspires such universal audience appeal. At Homecoming 2015, Dawn taught her fast basket dialect, as featured on the DVD, ATS® with Props. Over the last two years she has added a slow basket dialect and is ready to share it with you. In this workshop she will teach you how to modify ATS® movements for use with baskets, while still keeping the integrity of the original step. This will allow you to expand or adjust each movement within your own troupe. You will first work on the different basket hold options and then the adaptations for ATS® slow moves that work best for each basket hold. By the end of the workshop you will be ready to integrate this iconic prop into your dance.

This workshop is geared toward students comfortable with classic ATS® and moves through volume 7. I have also included volume 9 steps for those looking for more advanced options. [limit 30 students]