This Is Your Brain On Bellydance: The Neurology of Efficient Movement
Scottsdale, AZ June 22-23, 2019 register here
The brain is master, all movement is brain derived. So lets go to the source to improve our movement! In this course Mira covers how our brains gather, integrate and learn movement. It will be part lecture, part movement and joint mapping, and part dance. Mira offers a fresh scientifically-backed perspective on movement fluency, coordination and balance. She will cover efficient training, pain and injury recovery, shifting your work from biomechanical-lens to a neurological-lens to better understand how our bodies function as a reflection of who we are and what we do. Learn tools to create your personal practice protocols to enhanced training results. Work smarter, not harder!
Dancing Through Art
Taipei, Taiwan September 23-27, 2019 Information Here
Join Mira for an in-depth study on moving outside of the “bellydance box”. You will work on building stamina and creative ways to use space, utilizing Design principles with progressive exercises aimed to improve your dance and inform your movement and carriage. You will learn how fine art and composition can create a distinct style, unique to your body and form. This will be a cumulative course, touching on multiple subjects and building over the three days with Mira., complete with technique drills and art projects.
2019 Performance Intensive with Mira Betz
Oakland, CA | TBA
A unique, versatile approach to the bellydance intensive, a week-long designed for experienced dancers, already performing, who are looking for inspiration from an artistic standpoint and who are interested in honing their ability to express through dance. This intimate group exploration will stretch your notions of how dance can be striking on stage, and allow you to unlock new areas of creativity in your bodies, and your mind. The seminar brings together many of the styles and forms from dance to theater which Mira has carefully integrated into an exciting, powerful, liberating approach to creation, including: personal expression, musicality, historical and contemporary contextual analysis, structured improvisation and choreography, focused writing exercises and more.
Testimonials- “Friends. Studying with Mira in an intensive environment is, without a doubt, one of the best investments I’ve ever made for my dance. She is one of the premier artists of our time in our form, but rather than solely focusing on passing on her style or brand of artistry/movement, (which, I mean, we’d pay for that am I right?) she has committed herself to mentoring other artists and helping them find their own voices. She will crack you open – but in a safe and supportive environment. I’ve never walked away without feeling I’d somehow discovered myself a little more, heard my own voice more clearly. I’ve never walked away without feeling, at once, challenged and validated. How does she do that? I don’t know. What do know is that you want this.” J Downum
Taos County , New Mexico | August 17-24, 2019
In this intensive Mira will take dancers on a journey of the body and mind. The curriculum will focus on dance technique, the solitary nature of an artist and how we can use our practice to enhance our life. The intensive will take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings to retreat from life into the dance, into yourself, providing an avenue to deepen your understanding of how you function in your body, in your creativity, and how this informs your dance, costuming and music choices.
Information and registration here | 2019 NM Retreat is SOLD OUT – contact for waitlist.