Feb 19

IV Oriental Cup of Ukraine – Donetsk – Day II – Workshops

The next day I got up early to brush up my workshop notes. Even though I am a native Russian speaker I’ve never taught in Russian before (only Hebrew and English) and I wanted to make sure I don’t waste time during the workshops trying to recall terms and expressions.
My apartment was located in the city center, a short drive from the workshops venue. I enjoyed the ride across Kalmius. The river was completely frozen, and it was fun to watch occasional people crossing it by foot.
The workshops were held at the Youth Arts Palace, a huge building with lots of dance studios, dressing rooms and a big theater, where the competition and the gala concert were held later on.

I caught a glimpse of Elena Ramazanova’s high energy lezginka drum solo, and then taught my first workshop - Sombati variations with sagat. Then Gulden Fatkula from Kazakhstan taught the most beautiful choreography to Warda’s Tab Wana Mali. And then me again teaching Turkish Roman fundamentals to an upbeat song. After I finished I caught a taxi back home to prepare for yet another party that deserves a post of its own!