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Aug 2-6 Bris Mermaid - African Drum & Dance courses

Posted on behalf of Talkin' the Drum...

African Drum & Dance Workshops with Elliott & Josie

4 week Drum and Dance course with Elliott and Josie

In Africa drumming and dance are ONE, the rhythm and movement inseparable, the one mirrored in the other. These classes are dedicated to understanding this connection. Half of each class focuses upon the drumming. The second half of the class focuses upon the dance, as the rhythm is played by Elliott and friends. Participants are encouraged to learn both or may choose to focus on either side of this union. Course culminates in a performance at the August Pulse.

4 x 2 hour classes over 4 weeks.
Wed nights Aug 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.

7 – 9.30pm

AHIMSA house, 26 Horan St. West End.
Cost is $70 for the course.
Drums are available for sale and to borrow by beginners.
Contact Elliott or Josie 0407 372 554


Trails of Light 8 week Drumming courses with Elliott – Gold Coast and Brisbane.

In the spirit of the 2005 Qld Music Festival’s Goodwill Drumming, the Woodford Theatre Company offers this amazing opportunity to participate in an incredible mass drumming performance experience.

Led by Elliott Orr there are 3 different groups, 2 on the Gold Coast and 1 in Brisbane. After 8 weeks of tuition and rehearsal the 3 groups will come together to perform as one monster group on the shores of Currumbin Beach. The target is set at 100 drummers. You can be one of them. It is an amazing experience to be part of such a positive joyful shared performance. (for those who were part of Goodwill Drumming, don’t worry, the parade will be only half an hour – I promise!!)

Beginners – Gold Coast
Sunday’s 6th Aug to 24th Sept.
2.30pm – 4.30pm

Intermediate/Advanced – Gold Coast
Sunday’s 6th Aug to 24th Sept.
5pm – 7pm.

Gold Coast classes happening at ‘Threeworlds’ 2558 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach.

Intermediate/Advanced – Brisbane
Thursday’s 3rd Aug to 24th Sept.
7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Brisbane classes happening at St. Andrews Church Hall, cnr Vulture St. and Cordelia St, South Brisbane.

Cost is only $70 for the whole 8 week course.
Drums are available for sale.

Call now to book 0402 071 984


4 week Beginner drum course with Elliott – Aug 4th to 25th.

These classes are open to all drummers, or would-be drummers. No experience in African drumming necessary, as technique will be covered and traditional African rhythms taught. Course culminates in a performance at the August Pulse.

4 x 2 hour classes over 4 weeks.
Fri nights Aug 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

Venue: St. Andrews Church Hall, cnr Vulture St. and Cordelia St, South Brisbane.
Cost is $70 for the course.
Drums are available for hire and sale.
Contact Elliott 0407 372 554


1 comment:

fatpizzaman said...

Hi,

If you are interested in helping to start a Brisbane version of ConFest, then check out my group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brisbane-confest

ConFest is an alternative artists and lifestylers festival held in southern NSW every Christmas and Easter and they have a special one for Sydney people. My goal is to have one for people in the Brisbane area too.