SPOTLIGHT ON ALIA!
Every style evokes different emotions in me, and different bodily awareness or focus. Something folkloric makes my heart open and my joy rise, I feel expansive and powerful dancing Raks Sharki, I melt and feel my core, my femaleness when dancing baladi. I don’t have a favourite style - rather a favourite way to work or choreograph which involves diving deep into the music, picking its rhythms, instruments, melodies apart from each other - playing with time, space, form to then bring everything back to hopefully one homogeneous whole. More than anything I love to combine elements from contemporary, jazz or ballet with oriental moves. Nothing stays the same, its always evolving and why not?