Dancing with accessories can add another dimension to your dance. Props can add excitement and drama to belly dance performances, as long as you know your prop like the back of your hand, so practice often! Join us in KP2 and learn how to dance with veil, cane or cymbals.
Take your dance to the next level by learning to dance to live music with Guy Schalom’s Real Music Academy starting this March at ZeoT Zürich or join Rachida Aharrat’s performance project and step into the limelight in the ZeoT Showcase at theatre Aula Rämibühl on the 22nd June 2019.
Read our newsletter to find out how you can purchase tickets for the ZeoT show plus learn more about our teacher training programme and our performance at the opening ceremony of the Iranian Film festival. Save the date for our Asian Hafla on Saturday 23rd February & Zürich Tanzt festival, which will again be at the ZeoT Zürich studios during the first weekend in May 2019.
HIGHLIGHTS IN NEWSLETTER
REAL MUSIC ACADEMY - Guy Schalom at ZeoT
ALIA & the ZeoT team are looking forward to dancing with you in KP2!
KP2: 04.03. - 28.04.2019
From the Middle East to the Far East: dances from Cairo to Beijing will be shown at the Asian Night of the ZeoT Zurich! Afterwards there will be a small disco...also suitable for children!
Time: Doors open 17.45
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.
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!
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.
CONTEMPORARY ORIENTAL PERFORMANCE PROJECT - RACHIDA AHARRAT
Saturday 23rd March // 14.00 - 18.00 & Sunday 24th March // 13.00 - 17.00
Level: from Intermediate - advanced // Price: 200 CHF // Language: English
THE IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL
The Mingsha Ensemble from ZeoT (Julie Kerner & Sara Mahira) will perform a duet in ancient Persian court dance at the opening ceremony of this year's Iranian film festival at KOSMOS. This Persian court dance comes from the Qadjar dynasty of former Persia (1779-1925). This historical dance, reconstructed from various sources, can be seen in an interpretation created by Julie Kerner to the music of Bijan Mortawazi.
Tickets & more information here
ZEOT SHOWCASE 2019
The dancers of ZeoT Zurich will present a dynamic and diverse show program from classical oriental dance to fusion to modern Chinese dance in the theatre Aula Rämibühl this June. Tickets will be available online from 1st March 2019.
Saturday 22. June 2019 at 18.00
Aula Rämibühl, Rämistrasse 56, 8001 Zurich
Box office & doors open: 17.00
Tickets: Advance booking CHF 30 / box office CHF 35
Children up to 11 years free, children tickets 12-17 years CHF 10
Simply Soup catering from 17.00, during the break and after the show.
BELLY DANCE TEACHER FURTHER EDUCATION!
The learning-by-teaching effect has been demonstrated in many studies. Students who spend time teaching what they’ve learned go on to show better understanding and knowledge retention than students who simply spend the same time re-studying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our teacher training further education is valuable for you not only in becoming a teacher but as a dancer too! As you help your students progress you’ll also be consolidating your own knowledge and improving your own technique. Win win for all!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We even have some applications from students who don’t want to go on and teach but know that through going through the process of learning how to teach, they’ll deepen their own knowledge & improve their technique in ways they might not experience in a regular class.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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.
SAVE THE DATE! ZÜRICH TANZT 2018 // 3RD - 5TH MAY 2019
Zürich dances in May and so do we! We're happy to announce that we're again one of the ZÜRICH TANZT festival locations! Discover new dance styles with crash courses all over Zürich and join us for the Zürich Tanzt Hafla on Saturday 4th May. More information here.