Gothla 2020

The UK's premier gothic bellydance event is back for it's 14th year

Tickets

  • When: Wednesday & Thursday, July 15th & 16th; 11am-5pm (6 hours each day)

    The .:: KILLER Dancer’s PATH™ ::. is a program developed by Valenteena Ianni in 2015 regarding Valenteena’s Tribal Fusion Method now taught in Italy and all around Europe.

    It’s structured in 4 Killer Immersions of different levels:
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. I - The Seeker
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. II The Apprentice
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. III The Practitioner
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. IV The Master Killer

    It’s a tribal fusion training offered to dancers of every level who look for technical and creative tools to grow and to teachers who are looking for an alternative and clear teaching method.
    In every level Valenteena will break down precise instructions regarding: Tribal Fusion Bellydance technique, Personal training routines, Choreography, Composition for soloists and groups, Improvisation Tools, Musicality, Personal style development, Teaching skills and Teacher training

    KILLER IMMERSION VOL.1 - The Seeker
    It's an overview of all the listed topics with an accent on Fundamental Technique and Vocabulary.
    ↠ No homework and final test required.
    During these 12 hours we will do an in-depth review of the foundation of this art form, starting from all the fundamental shapes and movements, sharp and smooth. Everything will be well broken down and explained with the help of notes, diagrams, drilling sections and routines. Combinations and mini-choreographies will be studied and practiced to stimulate a better understanding of the treated material.

    About Valenteena:
    Tribal Fusion bellydancer and teacher from Rome, Italy, Valenteena Ianni is well known in Italy and in Europe for her stimulating and precise way of teaching and her emotional performances. Director and main choreographer of ‘Armonica Dance Company’, founded in 2012, Valenteena performs solo or with her Company all over the main tribal fusion world festivals.
    £150
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  • When: Friday, July 17th (11am-5pm = 6 hours)
    Saturday, July 18th: 9:30-17:30, including breaks as per timetable = 6 hours)
    Sunday, July 19th: Optional Testing 4:30-6:30 (depending on numbers of students wishing to test)

    The .:: KILLER Dancer’s PATH™ is a program developed by Valenteena Ianni in 2015 regarding Valenteena’s Tribal Fusion Method now taught in Italy and all around Europe.

    It’s structured in 4 Killer Immersions of different levels:
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. I - The Seeker
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. II The Apprentice
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. III The Practitioner
    ✦ Killer Immersion VOl. IV The Master Killer


    It’s a tribal fusion training offered to dancers of every level who look for technical and creative tools to grow and to teachers who are looking for an alternative and clear teaching method.
    In every level Valenteena will break down precise instructions regarding: Tribal Fusion Bellydance technique, Personal training routines, Choreography, Composition for soloists and groups, Improvisation Tools, Musicality, Personal style development, Teaching skills and Teacher training

    KILLER IMMERSION VOL 2 - The Apprentice
    ↠ Prerequisite: Killer Immersion Vol.1 attendance.
    Students will be provided of handouts and lectures to study and will have to complete the assigned homework before the beginning of this section.
    We will go deeper on the Fundamental Technique and Vocabulary, we will add longer training routines and drilling sessions, we’ll begin to explore each one personal style development and we’ll work together on choreography composition for soloist and groups.
    At the end of this volume students will have the chance to do an included exam regarding all the treated material (Vol.1 + 2).
    The test is optional but the certification is required to move on the next Volume.

    Just the students who have the total participation in all the classes and who have completed the requested homework can be awarded the certification if they pass the exam.

    About Valenteena:
    Tribal Fusion bellydancer and teacher from Rome, Italy, Valenteena Ianni is well known in Italy and in Europe for her stimulating and precise way of teaching and her emotional performances. Director and main choreographer of ‘Armonica Dance Company’, founded in 2012, Valenteena performs solo or with her Company all over the main tribal fusion world festivals.
    £150
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  • AMBROSIA THEMATIC INTENSIVE: THE DARKENING

    Welcome to a new 15 hour AMBROSIA intensive, especially krafted for GOTHLAUK, covering technique, stage presence, costuming, make - up and performance opportunity! Some costume outlay may be required, but Vesna is hoping to keep this to £85 or less.;

    Each participant will learn how to properly dress and visually prepare themselves to enhance the story and bring forth the archetype we are portraying.

    Before the intensive even begins, each participant must construct a simple costume for the intensive at home. It is either a simple dress or the usual tribal attire: bra, belt and skirt.

    Each thematic intensive includes:

    • Learning the choreography and archetype development
    • Theatrical makeup routine
    • Costume creation
    • Performance on stage to showcase the acquired knowledge and skills*

    * Performance is not obligatory, however it is strongly encouraged. The participants will be dancing along with Vesna. They will need to construct a simple costume to match the group and the overall feel of the piece BEFORE the intensive following Vesna’s instructions that will be provided to them.

    CHOREOGRAPHY LABORATORY

    Type: Choreography workshop

    Welcome to the dark side! This intensive is for performers who want to dive into staging, theatrically and dramaturgy. You will learn how all Ambrosia pieces are constructed, how to tell your story, how to work with fellow dancers, how to include makeup look and costumography into your piece, how and when to use props to your advantage, how to set the lighting to produce the most desirable effect for your audience. Each intensive follows a specific theme, meaning the choreography, makeup routine and costume design are all in touch with the theme.
    This particular intensive is portraying a very dark and menacing theme, a perfect fit for Gothla festival!

    CROWN OF DARKNESS

    Type: Costume workshop

    In this unique and opulent workshop you will learn how to design and produce your very own crown which you will take home to enjoy. Learn the process of drawing your crown, how and where to get inspiration, how to acquire materials and discover useful tips and tricks about the process of constructing a long lasting headdress which you can joyfully dance in.

    Every participant should bring:

    • Scissors, pliers
    • Glue gun and glue + extension cord to plug them in
    • Sewing set (needle, thread, scissors)
    • Anything shiny to put on the crown (small crystals of different shapes, mirrors)
    • Tribal bits and bobs
    • Plain headbands (padded)
    • Gold, silver, rose gold, brown, black ribbons 15mm width (metallic, not matte!)
    • Flowers for the crown
    • Lace material for the crown
    • Gold / silver / copper acrylic spray
    • Cardboard
    • Steel wire (only if Vesna is traveling by airplane, otherwise she is bringing it!)

    DARK THEATRICAL MAKEUP

    Type: Makeup workshop

    In this workshop the focus will be on creating an archetype that already has a personality and face animation to them. To achieve this we will play around with different eyebrow shapes, different very dramatic face contouring, and unique makeup application techniques.
    The makeup we will create is a part of the thematic intensive and will fit the character we are portraying.
    £250
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By the power of Tito

Schedule

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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

11:00am – 5:00pm VIKDP1EB - KDP Immersion Vol. 1, Day 1

Valenteena's Killer Dancer’s Path - Day 1

Skytribe Studio

Thursday, 16 July 2020

11:00am – 5:00pm VIKDP1EB - KDP Immersion Vol. 1, Day 2

Valenteena's Killer Dancer’s Path - Day 2

Skytribe Studio

Friday, 17 July 2020

11:00am – 5:00pm VIKDP2EB - KDP Immersion Vol. 2, Day 1


“The Killer S.F.S.:Studies for Sharpness, Fluidity and Smoothness” from the Killer Path Training Method
July 17th | 6hrs intensive

This class is an extract from the “Killer Immersion Vol.2” of the Killer Path Training Method by Valenteena Ianni.
Lectures and handouts about the entire program will be given just to those who attend the Killer Immersion Vol.1 & 2.
If you want to attend The Killer Immersion vol.1, vol.2 or vol.1+2, both offered at Gothla.Uk 2020, go to the correct link.

In this Killer Path Exposure Valenteena will present her study for the SMOOTHNESS, covering many soft and sinuous movements and different kind of undulations through arms, body and space. Her routines mix several arms combinations with hips shapes and movements into the space, in order to develop harmony, softness and FLUIDITY even at high speed. You will practice to mix the SHARP with the smooth at the same time, bringing home new exercises and routines for your training practice. (This part is a hard drilling section, please bring water!)
To maximize the experience, during the last part, Valenteena will incorporate these combinations into a mini-choreography on which will be asked you to add some personal stylization.

Skytribe Studio
11:00am – 1:30pm VZDARKCROWNEB - Vesna: “The Darkening”; Day 1, Session 1

CROWN OF DARKNESS: Type: Costume workshop�

In this unique and opulent workshop you will learn how to design and produce your very own crown which you will take home to enjoy. Learn the process of drawing your crown, how and where to get inspiration, how to acquire materials and discover useful tips and tricks about the process of constructing a long lasting headdress which you can joyfully dance in.

Every participant should bring:� ❧ scissors, pliers �❧ glue gun and glue + extension cord to plug them in� ❧ sewing set (needle, thread, scissors) �❧ anything shinny to put on the crown (small crystals of different shapes, mirrors)� ❧ tribal bits and bobs� ❧ plain headbands (padded) � ❧ golden, silver, rose gold, brown, black ribbons 15mm width (metallic, not matte!)� ❧ flowers for the crown �❧ lace material for the crown� ❧ gold / silver / copper acrylic spray� ❧ cardboard �❧ steel wire (only if Vesna is traveling by airplane, otherwise she is bringing it!)

Peepul Entreprise
2:00pm – 5:00pm VZDARKD1EB - Vesna: “The Darkening” ; Day 1, Session 2


Introduction to "The Darkening" Ambrosia’s Dark Thematic Intensive

This will be the first workshop of the series of the intensive. Here we will learn the basic technique and combinations of this dark choreography. We will focus on the quality and the precision of each movement and work on cohesion and fluidity of the combinations.

This workshop is open to everyone, even if you are not a part of the intensive.

Peepul Entreprise

Saturday, 18 July 2020

9:30am – 11:30am VIKDP2EB - KDP Immersion Vol. 2, Day 2, Session 1


“Shimmy Addicted” from the Killer Path Training Method
July 18th | 2hrs workshop

This class is an extract from the “Killer Immersion Vol.2” of the Killer Path Training Method by Valenteena Ianni.

If you want to attend The Killer Immersion vol.1, vol.2 or vol.1+2, both offered at Gothla.Uk 2020, go to the correct link.

Shimmy is always fun to practice and to watch when it appears to be natural and almost effortless. Let's work on several types of shimmy from the foundation of the technique to some creative and more advanced way to practice them, adding more complex foot patterns, chest, shoulders and arms work on it.

Skytribe Studio
9:30am – 12:00pm VZDARKD2EB - Vesna: “The Darkening”; Day 2, Session 1 Peepul Entreprise
1:00pm – 3:30pm VZDARKD3EB - Vesna: “The Darkening”; Day 2, Session 2 Peepul Entreprise
3:30pm – 5:30pm VIKDP2EB - KDP Immersion Vol. 2, Day 2, Session 2


“Meant to be Onstage” from the Killer Path Training Method
July 18th | 2hrs workshop

This class is an extract from the “Killer Immersion Vol.2” of the Killer Path Training Method by Valenteena Ianni.
If you want to attend The Killer Immersion vol.1, vol.2 or vol.1+2, both offered at Gothla.Uk 2020, go to the correct link.

This experience will push you to the next level as performer and choreographer. You will be asked to prepare and bring a brief choreography to present. You will work on expression, meaning, use of space, dynamics and small details. This is an intimate experience with a lot of one on one training.

Skytribe Studio
3:30pm – 5:30pm VZDARKMUPEB -Vesna: “The Darkening”; Day 2, Session 3 Peepul Entreprise

Sunday, 19 July 2020

2:00pm – 4:00pm VIKDP2EB - KDP Immersion Vol. 2, Day 2, Session 3


“The Cherry on Top - Travels and Spins” from the Killer Path Training Method
July 18th | 2hrs workshop

This class is an extract from the “Killer Immersion Vol.2” of the Killer Path Training Method by Valenteena Ianni.
If you want to attend The Killer Immersion vol.1, vol.2 or vol.1+2, both offered at Gothla.Uk 2020, go to the correct link.

In this workshop we will practice different kind of turns and spins. We will start in place and then the spins will be incorporated in short combinations across the dance room dancing in different directions, using level changes, foot paths, arm patterns and various embellishments options to layer on.
Let's get this cherry on top of our dance!

Skytribe Studio
2:00pm – 4:00pm VZDARKBELTEB - Vesna: “The Darkening”; Day 3, Session 1

TRIBAL BELT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION: Type: Costume workshop�

In this workshop you’ll learn how to design and construct a tribal belt. We will talk about focal points and where to put them to make our entire costume look cohesive and professional looking. You will learn what materials work best on stage and photography and how and where to put them on the belt. We’ll discuss and try the fastest techniques in belt construction while still making your belt sturdy and long lasting.

Every participant should bring:� ❧ a base for your belt (thicker felt or similar) �❧ any fabric you want to use as a base for your belt (sparkly or metallic is preferred) �❧ any metal pieces, crystals and tribal things you want to put on your belt� ❧ metal rings� ❧ sewing set (needle, thread, scissors)� ❧ glue gun ❧ any ribbons or trims

Peepul Entreprise
4:30pm – 6:30pm VIKDP2 - KDP Immersion Vol. 2 - OPTIONAL Testing


!! This is OPTIONAL !!

Valenteena's Killer Dancer’s Path - Volume 2 - Optional Testing

Skytribe Studio