Baladi means Country in Egypt. It can describe a person, homeland, rhythm, dance, or various aspects of life.
As part of Live Arts Miami and Hanan Arts’ Shimmy Shift Pivot initiative, participants will engage in an intensive exploration of their bodies through the Baladi technique as well as critical dialogue around the issues and themes of the Shimmy Shift Pivot program including race, politics, and identity. The intensive will include discussion, reflection, and writing guided by prompts, improvisation, and interactive exercises. Movement is anchored in the Baladi technique, an Egyptian women’s folk and social dance which will be examined through an intersectional feminist framework.
Open to all levels.
Shimmy Shift Pivot is a thought-provoking webinar and workshop series that engages leaders in the arts and academia to tackle divisive issues such as race, colonization, identity, and gender violence as they are experienced through the lens of dance. It is an interactive, safe space for uncensored honest dialogue that builds community through deeper understanding.
Koubek Center COVID-19 Policy:
The safety of our patrons, students, and staff is our priority. Measures to prevent transmission of Covid-19 will be enforced at the event in accordance with federal, state and local health agency guidance. Facial coverings will be strongly encouraged. We appreciate your collaboration.