FireWater presents: Miriam Peretz in London

FireWater Dance Collective are thrilled to be hosting Miriam Peretz for a Nava Dance Intensive and show in London this July.

Miriam Peretz is an internationally celebrated dance instructor and performer. Over the past twenty years, her signature dance style has spread across continents. Nava Dance is a unique format developed by Miriam Peretz which draws heavily on dances from the Silk Road, devotional whirling practices and contemporary dance.

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NAVA DANCE INTENSIVE
WHEN: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2020
Saturday (4 hours):
Nava Dance technique essentials & Persian Mystical themes in Dance
Sunday (4 hours):
The Art of Central Asian Arms and Turns & Nava Dance Choreography

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Saturday
Nava Dance is an integrated movement practice deeply rooted in Central Asian aesthetics and Sufi mystical themes. It is layered with intentional movement and ritual to awaken the highest potential of self, individually and communally. Movements are inspired by the circles, spirals and cycles found within the physical, energetic, and universal body.
Technique focused on healthy alignment, spinal fluidity, and breath work will be integrated into this day.

Persian Classical dance is inspired by aesthetics found in miniature artwork such as the graceful and highly detailed arabesques and images of angelic women and royalty. It is also inspired by movements in nature, such as flowing water, blowing breeze, burning fire, blossoming flowers, and birds flying to freedom. Miriam’s personalized style of Persian dance is influenced by her Sufi mystical practice and contemporary dance experience, to enhance movements and elaborate on themes and storyline.

Sunday:
Central Asian dance is known for its intricate and elaborate language of arm
articulation and gesture. The focus will be on the art of hand and arm movements in Central Asian dance, including from the Persian, Uzbek and Tajik styles. Also core to these genres is the art of turning, which is often expressed as the climactic moment in these dance forms, paralleling with mystical practices of dervish whirling. The final hours of this Intensive will focus on a Nava Dance collective choreography from the Bustan project, Garden of Red Roses.

WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Any dancers interested in:
– strengthening their technical dance skills
– experiencing dance as a holistic practice for self–transformation
– incorporating more gratitude and open-heartedness into their lives
– immersing themselves in the absolute joy of dance for a blissful weekend

*Ideal for all styles of Belly dance, and anyone completely new through to intermediate, advanced and professional.

HOW TO BOOK:
The NAVA dance weekend is an 8 hour intensive. This is a journey which will build from the start. There is the option to attend just the Saturday or the Sunday. We highly recommend booking the full intensive to benefit the most from this holistic movement practice.

Bookings open soon. Full details and booking options can be found below. Come join us. It’s going to be beautiful!

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
SATURDAY 25th July 10:30-3:30pm (with 1 hour break)
SUNDAY 26th July 11-4pm (with 1 hour break)

There will also be Dance Show on Saturday the 25th.
Bookings are separate. Information out soon.

WORKSHOP FEES:
*Advance Payment only*. TBA soon.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Miriam Peretz is an internationally celebrated dance instructor and performer. Over the past twenty years, her signature dance style has spread across continents. Her format, known as Nava Dance draws heavily on dances from the Silk Road, devotional whirling practices and contemporary dance. She also incorporates elements from Martial Arts, Flamenco, and other world dance forms, which she has studied over the past 30 years of her life.  As a certified Pilates instructor Miriam brings concepts of proper alignment and core strength into her warm ups.  Miriam weaves spiritual and devotional elements into every dance session drawing upon her background as a dervish and as a child of mystics. Her classes are infused with group rituals that help participants find the deeper meaning and significance of the movements and dances she teaches. Regarded as a weekly ritual by her students, Miriam’s dance classes provide an integrated experience and journey through the terrain of the body, heart, mind and spirit.