dance, music, body wisdom from egypt
Summer Dance is an ideal opportunity to work with Caroline Chevat and Claudia Heinle, unique artists in their field, as well as celebrated artists from Egypt, who enrich the week with their music, dance and knowledge. This year we are looking forward to collaborating with Yahia Abdel Alim.
As Yahia from El Minya, Upper Egypt will be our special guest this year, we have the oportunity to focus on two subjects and profit from his in-depth knowledge:
the art of combat (tahtib, raqs al assaya) as well as the art of pacifying demons (zar).
"The week permits total immersion in dance
related to combat and zar healing movement."
We teach a modern expression of the Egyptian dance and music language without separating it from its rich and powerful tradition and take you on a journey to the universe of the human body to understand the basis of movement through Egyptian Yoga, Gyrokinesis® and the movement traditions of Sufism in Egypt.
Summer Dance - teachers have presented their work in numerous countries, festivals and institutions, including: Garage Theatre Alexandria, Luxor Tahtib Festival, El Minya Festival, Kuwait Opera House, University of Constance, Tanzhaus Zurich, Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, Dance House Stockholm, CAK Centre for African Culture Oslo, World Health Organization Copenhagen, ADEM - Les Ateliers d ́Ethnomusicologie Geneva, Institut du Monde Arabe Paris, Forum Library of Alexandria, Alexandria Folk Dance Festival, to mention just a few.
Summer Dance takes place in the special atmosphere of “Le Gingko” in Belley, a charming town with 9000 inhabitants. It is a perfect place to be creative, about an hour’s drive from Lyon and Geneva. We work in two studios as well as the outdoor dance and yoga platform in the garden of Le Gingko.
Geneva Airport (CH)
Lyon Airport (F)