Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Naga Choreography Level 1 - Full

This is it! We finished the choreography today! The next two weeks remaining, we'll work to polish the movements and stage the dance as a group so that we will be more than ready for the performance on September 13th!

Choreography to Naga (updated July 2014)
From the CD “Nagari” by Solace
Length: 3:59
Choreography by Lily: www.LilyBellydance.com
Time
Movement
Music
Bars
0:00
Wait on stage

2 x 8
0:13
Raise arms (8 counts)
ATS Camel Walk (16 counts)
Torso Rotation starting right (8 counts)
Guitar and Vocal
4 x 8
0:39
Taxeem (Figure 8 down to up)
with tribal arm undulation
add traveling/walking, same foot and hip.
Drum enters
2 x 8
0:53
Bodywave
facing right diagonal. 8 counts each.
-last 4 counts, arms travel down the sides of the body.
Vocal
2 x 8
1:05
Maya (Figure 8 up to down)
-add level change.
-Figure 8 in 3/4 timing (quick, quick, slow)
-last 4 counts arms, travel up the sides of the body.
Mizmar
2 x 8
1:19
ATS Propeller Turn
both arms up, lower right arm (cts 1,2), then raise (cts 3,4), lower left arm (cts 5,6), then raise (cts 7,8); lower right arm (cts 1,2), raise just the wrist (cts 3.4), then plunge the right hand down as you step the right foot over the left to do a full turn (ct 5). Stop facing left diagonal with a pose (cts 6,7,8), right arm straight up and left arm curve in front of your body; weight in the back leg (left).
Vocal
2 x 8
1:33
ATS Hip Bumps (8 counts)
ATS Pivot Bump Doubles (8 counts)
tempo pickup
2 x 8
1:43
ATS Choo Choo ArcTurn (8 counts)
repeat
bass
2 x 8
1:53
Hip Slide right with Flamenco arms facing right (4 counts) + Maya right (4 counts)
Hip Slide left with Flamenco arms facing left (4 counts) + Maya right (4 counts)
vocal QA with stops
2 x 8
2:04
ATS Choo Choo right, traveling clockwise (8 counts)
ATS Choo Choo left, traveling ccw (8 counts)
vocal and mizmar
2 x 8
2:15
Figure 8 back to front
downbeat Right, 8 counts per Fig8.
mizmar
2 x 8
2:25
Hip Singles 2 right, 2 left (8 counts)
repeat
transition
2 x 8
2:36
ATS Arabic Basic (4 counts)
ATS Arabic Hip Twist (4 counts)
repeat
QA
2 x 8
2:47
Exterior Hip Circle (8 counts)
Chest Circle (8 counts)
mizmar
16
2:58
ATS Basic Egyptian & Grapevine to left
ATS Basic Egyptian & Grapevine back to right
Mizmar Theme
2 x 8
3:08
ATS Basic Egyptian Half Turn
mizmar and vocal
2 x 8
3:19
ATS Basic Egyptian
alto
8

ATS Corkscrew Turn
Right arm lowers to shoulder height, then raise; left arm lowers to shoulder height, then raise back up. Then the both arms lower to shoulder height, then raise both wrists all the way up. Right foot crosses over the left foot for a cross turn (full turn) as the hands plunge down the center of the body. Finishing facing front with both arms opening out at shoulder height.
arhythmic vocal




Sunday, August 17, 2014

Naga Choreography Level 1 Part 3

Here is the breakdown of the choreography up to the where we covered today:

Choreography to Naga (updated July 2014)
From the CD “Nagari” by Solace
Length: 3:59
Choreography by Lily: www.LilyBellydance.com


Time
Movement
Music
Bars
0:00
Wait on stage

2 x 8
0:13
Raise arms (8 counts)
ATS Camel Walk (16 counts)
Torso Rotation starting right (8 counts)
Guitar and Vocal
4 x 8
0:39
Taxeem (Figure 8 down to up)
with tribal arm undulation
add traveling/walking, same foot and hip.
Drum enters
2 x 8
0:53
Bodywave
facing right diagonal. 8 counts each.
-last 4 counts, arms travel down the sides of the body.
Vocal
2 x 8
1:05
Maya (Figure 8 up to down)
-add level change.
-Figure 8 in 3/4 timing (quick, quick, slow)
-last 4 counts arms, travel up the sides of the body.
Mizmar
2 x 8
1:19
ATS Propeller Turn
both arms up, lower right arm (cts 1,2), then raise (cts 3,4), lower left arm (cts 5,6), then raise (cts 7,8); lower right arm (cts 1,2), raise just the wrist (cts 3.4), then plunge the right hand down as you step the right foot over the left to do a full turn (ct 5). Stop facing left diagonal with a pose (cts 6,7,8), right arm straight up and left arm curve in front of your body; weight in the back leg (left).
Vocal
2 x 8
1:33
ATS Hip Bumps (8 counts)
ATS Pivot Bump Doubles (8 counts)
tempo pickup
2 x 8
1:43
ATS Choo Choo ArcTurn (8 counts)
repeat
bass
2 x 8
1:53
Hip Slide right with Flamenco arms facing right (4 counts) + Maya right (4 counts)
Hip Slide left with Flamenco arms facing left (4 counts) + Maya right (4 counts)
vocal QA with stops
2 x 8
2:04
ATS Choo Choo right, traveling clockwise (8 counts)
ATS Choo Choo left, traveling ccw (8 counts)
vocal and mizmar
2 x 8
2:15
Figure 8 back to front
downbeat Right, 8 counts per Fig8.
mizmar
2 x 8
2:25
Hip Singles 2 right, 2 left (8 counts)
repeat
transition
2 x 8
2:36
ATS Arabic Basic (4 counts)
ATS Arabic Hip Twist (4 counts)
repeat
QA
2 x 8
2:47
Exterior Hip Circle (8 counts)
Chest Circle (8 counts)
mizmar
16

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Naga Choreography Level 1 Part 2

Here is the breakdown of the choreography up to the where we covered today:

Choreography to Naga (updated July 2014)
From the CD “Nagari” by Solace
Length: 3:59
Choreography by Lily: www.LilyBellydance.com

Time
Movement
Music
Bars
0:00
Wait on stage

2 x 8
0:13
Raise arms (8 counts)
ATS Camel Walk (16 counts)
Torso Rotation starting right (8 counts)
Guitar and Vocal
4 x 8
0:39
Taxeem (Figure 8 down to up)
with tribal arm undulation
add traveling/walking, same foot and hip.
Drum enters
2 x 8
0:53
Bodywave
facing right diagonal. 8 counts each.
-last 4 counts, arms travel down the sides of the body.
Vocal
2 x 8
1:05
Maya (Figure 8 up to down)
-add level change.
-Figure 8 in 3/4 timing (quick, quick, slow)
-last 4 counts arms, travel up the sides of the body.
Mizmar
2 x 8
1:19
ATS Propeller Turn
both arms up, lower right arm (cts 1,2), then raise (cts 3,4), lower left arm (cts 5,6), then raise (cts 7,8); lower right arm (cts 1,2), raise just the wrist (cts 3.4), then plunge the right hand down as you step the right foot over the left to do a full turn (ct 5). Stop facing left diagonal with a pose (cts 6,7,8), right arm straight up and left arm curve in front of your body; weight in the back leg (left).
Vocal
2 x 8
1:33
ATS Hip Bumps (8 counts)
ATS Pivot Bump Doubles (8 counts)
tempo pickup
2 x 8
1:43
ATS Choo Choo ArcTurn (8 counts)
repeat
bass
2 x 8
1:53
Hip Slide right with Flamenco arms facing right (4 counts) + Maya right (4 counts)
Hip Slide left with Flamenco arms facing left (4 counts) + Maya right (4 counts)
vocal QA with stops
2 x 8
2:04
ATS Choo Choo right, traveling clockwise (8 counts)
ATS Choo Choo left, traveling ccw (8 counts)
vocal and mizmar
2 x 8
2:15
Figure 8 back to front
downbeat Right, 8 counts per Fig8.
mizmar
2 x 8
2:25
Hip Singles 2 right, 2 left (8 counts)
repeat
transition
2 x 8