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Workshop | Hilal Egyptian Dance | Suraya Hilal

13-14 May 13:00-17:00 |  €95,- (early registration till 14 April)
We are happy to receive Suraya Hilal at CLOUD/Danslab with a workshop based on the essence and roots of Arab/Egyptian/African peoples dances.


Hilal Dance® is a grounded, energetic, expansive form, expressing fluidity, line and rhythm. The dance is based on a strong holistic training, a system of bodywork that focuses on breath and works to achieve a centered, dynamic flow of energy. This kind of training is essential for exploring many powerful forms of expression through geometric line and musicality.

Hilal Dance® is a contemporary form encompassing a holistic breath-based training and system of movement concepts that allow full exploration of a wide range of expression through the music and rhythm. Hilal Dance is grounded, energetic and expansive. Working from a centred body, it expresses both fluidity and strong rhythm. The movements and training are lead by powerful concepts that embody ancient Eastern wisdom and knowledge. The dance is specifically related to the aesthetic that underlies Arab/Egyptian culture. This is reflected in the dramatic use of repetition and improvisation, the clear geometry of line, the importance of intricate movements that can expand outward into space, the emphasis on line both rhythmic and lyrical, and intricate details that create the whole in a language that is both abstract and emotional. The outstanding achievement of Hilal Dance is that it brings into view for the first time in the contemporary world a cultural based, progressive and universal dance form.

Egyptian born Suraya Hilal is a leading international dancer, teacher and choreographer. With years of creative work, research and teaching, Hilal has created and established a contemporary dance form, called Hilal Dance® which is based on the essence and roots of Arab /Egyptian/African people’s dances. Through extensive research and didactic work, drawing inspiration from her cultural heritage and informed by global contemporary dance practice, her art embodies a modern, progressive dance language which goes beyond geographical boundaries.


Number of places is limited
Early bird €95,- before 13th of April
Late bird €110,- after 13th of April

Registration confirmed when payment is received by organizer Laura de Gaspari. Details provided when registered by mail to: lmdegaspari@gmail.com
Subject title: Registration Hilal Dance Workshop

If you unfortunately have to cancel this workshop by any reasons, these are the conditions:

By cancellation:
before 13 April – €20, for administration expenses will be deducted
after 13 April – 30% of the total amount (early bird – €28,50 or late bird – €33)
after 1 May – 50% of the total amount (early bird – €47,50 or late bird – €55)

Workshop | Egyptian dance with live music | Laura de Gaspari

Saturday, 3 September 13:30-18:00
Early Bird €50,- till 10 August
Late Bird €60,- after 10 August

The joy and freedom of dance: an experience to go deeper into our bodies through the wisdom of ancient moves.
Egyptian/Arabic dance with master musician Sattar Al Saadi: a search for the Beauty of essential movement.

First part:
Energizing warm up by means of natural breathing and movement techniques to awaken the body to its inner energy and wisdom.
A natural posture with a strong centre and an aligned spine which allow the natural flow of movement. Floating arms on a centred body. Searching for the purity of essential movements in Classical Egyptian/Arabic dance: lines, curves, walk.
Elements of free improvisations on live music .

Second part: Ritualistic and Sufi elements on the subtle and powerful rhythms of the Bendir. Joy and freedom of dance!

For whom: The workshops is for all levels and dancers of all background with an openness to the experience. It will suit beginners and advanced dancers because we will go to the essence of movement.

To register, please contact Laura de Gaspari via Facebook or by mail: lmdegaspari@gmail.com


Workshop | Egyptian dance with Arabic music ensemble | Laura Maria de Gaspari

with Laura Maria De Gaspari and Live music
29 May, From 14:00 to 18:00

Under the name Egyptian dance, we mean the foundation movement that characterizes the rich classical and folk dance heritage of Egypt. The workshop is accompanied by a Classical Arab music ensemble.

The aim is to have an experience with the essence of the dance and music, an inner, meditative moment of joy and freedom. An experience with the richness and beauty of traditional dance both for Egyptian dancers and contemporary dancers.

Register via: lmdegaspari@gmail.com
About Egyptian Dance: http://lmdegaspari3.wix.com/egyptiandance
Find the event on Facebook.

Very Early bird (before April 15th): € 50
Early Bird (before May 1st): € 60
May price: € 70

The participation fee is half reimbursed (50% of the paid amount) in case of illness and with a medical certificate.