DANCING WITH FANS
Fascinated by fans but don’t know how to use them? Then come and discover how the beauty of fan dancing can enhance your ability to mesmerize an audience. Kaeshi learned fan dance first hand from Chinese dance masters as a teenager, and toured throughout multiple cities in Australia dancing with the “Chinese Youth League”. Learn different hand holds, poses, dramatic accents, poses you can strike, plus a myriad of bellydance movements that work well with fan technique. Appropriate for 12 inch fans with 5-12 inches of fabric hanging off the edge. Please bring your own fans to the workshop. If you don't have any, extra fans will be available for use.
*PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU NEED TO BORROW FANS*
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
KAESHI CHAI is a NYC-based performer, theatrical director, teacher trainer, and award winning designer. She co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community focused on healing and social change through dance and music. Kaeshi has extensive training in contemporary dance, physical theatre and Silk Road dances spanning the Middle East to China. She has taught or performed in 47 states and 39 countries.
She is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution and Kenji William’s BELLA GAIA and curates the Djam NYC event for dancers and musicians to create and play together.
Current projects include Ocean Stories, a performance integrating art and science to create more environmental awareness, and Creative Labs in which participants conceptualize, choreograph and mount full-length theatrical dance shows in 3-4 days.