Sfinksi Helsinki Workshops
Sadie Marquardt (USA) is a worldfamous bellydancer and an international teacher and performer. She is best known for her incredible drumsolos and elegant choreographies.
As a teacher she is demanding and fun and gives clear instructions for students of all levels. She is a wonderful instructor to those who really want to learn bellydance.
Spring 2018 is her second visit to Finland. Last time her courses were sold out in 36 hours so be ready and book your place as soon booking opens!
Sadie will hold a two day's intensive workshop (8 hours) and you can wish topics that interest you and we will make your wishes known to Sadie.
Sadie will teach eight hours of oriental dance workshops including technique and choreography. This time there will be some live drumming at the workshops by Sadies´spouse drummer David Hinojosa!
Be prepaired for some serious drumsolo teqhnique and music interpretation with the queen of drumsolo and some sweaty and intensive fun! Courses are open level but you should know the basics of oriental dance to participate.
This time the workshops will be held at Kaari shopping center at Kantelettarentie 1 in a nice big gym on the 3rd floor EasyFit Kaari that has locker rooms showers and a sauna. You can find restaurants and shops at the mall.
We can take a bus number 43 together from Helsinki railway station to Kaari each morning. The ticket for the galashow at the Savoy is included in the workshop prize.
COMPETITION and shows
On the 16th of June there is a competition for oriental dance enthusiasts at the Savoy theater in Helsinki city center. The first prize in the solo competition is 300 euros and the first prize in the group cathegory is 200 euros.
To enter in the solo competition it costs 40 euros and in the group cathegory it is 60 euros. You can participate in the competition whether you are a professional dancer or not because the best performance and show will win.
The performances will be ranked in technique, musicality, artistic originality and quality and the overall performance. In short the most compelling performance is what we are looking for.
The choreography can be by you or someone else but you do get extra points if it is your own. And yes Sadie will be one of our judges with the deciding vote.
After the competition there will be an intermission at the Savoy and the winning group and soloist will have a chance to perform again during the galashow.
On Friday the 15th of June we'll hold the Sfinksi Open Stage and welcome event at Studio Sfinksi in Kalasatama, Helsinki. You can perform at the event with your group or solo and hang out with the other dancers and get info about the weekend.
We might give a chance for one Open Stage performer of show to be seen at the galashow the next day so give us your most spectacular and unforgettable performance!
Matti Lipponen kuvagalleria.net 2017