Khadijah - Afro-Bandari
In Farsi (vs. Persian) Bandar means “harbor”. This high-energy Southern Iranian dance from the Persian Gulf not only reflects on ties from the Arabian Peninsula but from traditional African dances that were introduced to the Persian Gulf by African people brought in to work and build empires outside of their native land. Come learn history, musicality, abdominal movements, traveling movements, fun undulations, graceful arms, and hands movements, various shimmies, and fun spins and turns! There will be a small presentation at the beginning of the class, then we will go directly into Bandari technique and movement.