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Krysalis: Conception Choreography Lab with Kami Liddle

7. October 2021 - 14. October 2021

ABOUT KRYSALISThe objective of the overall program is to help dancers develop and refine their knowledge base and to experience and elevate the dancer through four individual courses. The intention is not to teach dancers to dance a particular way, but rather, to nurture the path of each dancer and give them the tools to create their own authentic movement.​

Krysalis consists of four courses:

Invocation: Foundation of Contemporary Fusion Belly Dance Technique

Expansion: Professional Performance Intensive

Conception: Choreography Creation Lab

Elevation*: Advanced Technique

*Courses can be taken individually and in no particular order except for Elevation which requires certification of Invocation before enrolling.

More information about Krysalis:



Conception is an inquiry-based intensive focused on the creative process of dance making and how to develop your voice as an artist.

You will spend 6 days with a group of peers learning movement and technique paired with specific activities to explore how to arrange movement and make it your own. You’ll receive support, tools, and a community of peers as you create your own choreography, explore your vision, and take both to the next level.

We’ll delve into elements of time, space, shape, dynamics, musicality and texture, but then we’ll take it further. We’ll learn how to form your vision through movement and put it on your body, other dancers, and groups. Plus, this retreat includes a choreography follow-up with Kami and the full group 3 months after the intensive.

The Krysalis program is designed to meet you where you are, no matter the level.

So, if…

  • you’re looking to develop your dance voice or hone in on what that vision is
  • you’re searching for fresh tools to unblock your creative side when you get stuck
  • you’re striving to move past merely emulating specific dance moves when making a choreography

…then join the group at the first Conception in Europe October 7th-14th, 2020.


Wednesday, October 7th to Wednesday, October 14th, 2021.

Wednesday: Arrival at TADAH Artist Habitat

Thursday – Tuesday: Conception Choreography Lab, including two afternoons off for excursions (more precise schedule TBA)

Classes will include: group creative exercises, studies of self-exploration and artistic individuality, class critique, observations, and feedback. Each day Kami will lead class through movement exercises in contemporary fusion belly dance, however this intensive is meant to be useful to dancers who dance any style or technique.

Wednesday: Departure from TADAH Artist Habitat


There will be a reading and writing assignment as well as a small movement phrase to be prepared before the intensive. More info will be provided after registration.


  • This intensive is geared towards dancers of any level or style, although 3 or more years of dance experience is recommended
  • The ability to dance 6+ hours per day
  • English language proficiency


7. October 2021
14. October 2021

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