Karen Barbee with Michael Ibrahim and Miguel Crespo - Structure in Arab Music and Informed Movement Choices - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30p.m. - Saturday 8/4/18
There are patterns. There is structure. It is discernible. This is true even in the longest rendition of an Oum Kalthoum song or a 15 minute taksim.
Let Michael Ibrahim, the director of the National Arab Orchestra, explain how to strip a complex piece of music down to its smallest elements, understand the piece in its simplest form, and then rebuild it with better understanding and appreciation of all that made it appear complex in the first place!
Karen will be there to deconstruct and rebuild matching movement to instill the concept at a kinesthetic level.