Uncoil 2023 Workshop - Mapping a Song - A Way to Create Choreography with Edie Julik
Mapping a song is not about counting, but rather about finding musical patterns. Mapping the whole song makes your ideas and choreography more cohesive and easier to create. We will also hear about some experiences of mine in the '70s before I knew that belly dance could even be choreographed. In this workshop, we will first hear how I've mapped out the first song. We also will do an experiential mapping of another song. This method uses musical patterns, not counting. It's fun because you get to name the patterns, and it helps to organize your dance in a more cohesive and satisfying way.
To add to the lightness of this workshop, I will reminisce about Bellygrams in the 70s and how things were before choreography became more common.
Edie has experienced belly dance since the late 70s, training in workshops with Jamila Salimpour, Cassandra, Bert Balladine, Aziz and Serena. She's been in 4 troupes with hundreds of performances, and has been involved with Middle Eastern Dance for around 40 years.
The following is a performance including Edie Julik.