The start of a new year is a time to take on new challenges and look for new inspiration as well as continuing to do the things we already know make us happy! With this in mind we’ve plenty of exciting surprises for all belly dance fans out there plus lots of your old favourites!
We’re especially excited about all the live music filling ZeoT in the next couple of months. Keep reading to find out more about Guy Schalom’s Real Music Academy and the special offer for readers of this newsletter plus how to get tickets for the arabic music concert TARAB on the 2nd February 2019.
Get ready to dance and keep warmed up for a great start in 2019 with KP1 (oriental pop).
HIGHLIGHTS IN NEWSLETTER
REAL MUSIC ACADEMY - Guy Schalom at ZeoT
TARAB - Arab music concert & dance at ZeoT - 02.02.2019
ALIA & the ZeoT team are looking forward to dancing with you in KP1!
KP1: 07.01. - 03.03.2019
REAL MUSIC ACADEMY IN ZÜRICH // GUY SCHALOM
From March until November 2019 the very exciting Real Music Academy will be at ZeoT Zürich. The Live Music Dance Development Programme (Zürich) is the most comprehensive LIVE MUSIC education course in existence. Delivered across 5 weekends by Guy Schalom (BA Honours in Music), the programme draws on Guy’s formal education in Europe and Canada as well as his Egyptian heritage to combine authentic Egyptian knowledge and wisdom with modern teaching methods suitable for European dancers. The goal being that you can perform with a live band confidently and have all the background information and techniques to make a perfect performance.
More information on the programme and packages can be found here. Guy Schalom is offering all ZeoT Zürich newsletter readers 100CHF off any package until the end of January 2019. Just use the code ‘ZeoT100’ when making your booking.
Benefits & Advantages:
Expert music tuition from Guy Schalom
Guy Schalom’s unique teaching system – so you’ll understand complex Arabic music more easily and deeply
International guest dance teachers and musicians each weekend, whose experience will help you accelerate your learning and technique
No keyboards: for that authentic baladi, golden era and traditional shaabi feeling
Save 300 CHF when you book before 14th January!
149CHF Deposit secures your place!
SALSA ORIENTAL FUSION & KHALEEGY PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Join ALIA in her collaboration with salsa dancer Alessandra Patti in a high energy workshop fusing Belly dance and Salsa, exploring technique from both styles and combining them in a short choreography.
Or come and let your hair and Thobe (Khaleegy dress) fly in the feminine and joyful dance Khaleegy, to be performed at the ZeoT show on June 22nd 2019. Exploring the movement of the sea, water and wave forms ALIA will create a modern group choreography in the Khaleegy* style. There will be room for solos and group dances in this choreography based on the experience of the dancers, enabling dancers of all levels to participate.
CONTEMPORARY ORIENTAL DANCE PERFORMANCE PROJECT
A contemporary expression of oriental dance and a new way of interpreting music.
From different techniques like contemporary, jazz, classical or African dance we can give a new expression to our dance, how we interpret it and how we feel it, without neglecting the essence of oriental dance.
Join Rachida Aharrat and learn her choreography to the beautiful and moving song, Ya Sidi. It’s a song that talks about the pain of humiliation and how she will never forgive him for humiliating her. The choreography is based on pain, anger, grief, but also on the strength and dignity found through overcoming a downfall.
It’s a group work, with space for improvisation as well as a choreographed part and another that focuses on stage presence. To be performed at the ZeoT show on June 22nd 2019.
TARAB // CONCERT WITH ADEL SALAMEH, ZAHER ASSAF & FIRAS HASSAN. Dance ALIA
Join Adel Salameh (oud), Zaher Assaf (violin), and Firas Hassan (percussion) for an evening of music and dance. Traditional and original compositions will be performed by the trio in the studios of Zentrum für orientalische Tanzkunst (ZeoT) with dance by Alia.
Doors open: 18.00
Tickets for concert: 35CHF
Places are limited. There will be a small bar for refreshments from 18.00.
BELLY DANCE TEACHER FURTHER EDUCATION!
Do you want to teach Oriental dance, but don't know where to start?
You’re already teaching, but don't feel secure when giving corrections?
You’re a dance teacher and would like to make the most of your potential?
ZeoT's Further Education for belly dance teachers will fill your teaching toolbox and give you a clear structure which you can use to teach oriental dance. Different ways of correcting posture, how to create choreography for the class or semester planning are on the program as well as valuable inputs from experts from Body Conditioning, Yoga, Franklin method, ballet and humour training. The course involves ‘live’ teaching experience in an introductory course and begins in September 2019.
Further information and requirements for application to join the course can be found here.