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A seasoned performer, inspirational teacher and exotic personality, Sharon Kihara is known the world over for her avante-garde sensibilities, as well as for her graceful and powerful technique. She comes from a strong background in western dance, beginning with Ballet as a wee tike and continuing to perform with University Modern and Jazz dance companies throughout the nineties.  But her true love came in the form of Bellydance, first witnessed by Sharon as a child in it’s Cabaret form, then as Tribal Style in the mid nineties, and, as her mind had been blown beyond all hope for repair, she decided to pursue this art form with full enthusiasm.

Sharon joined the Bellydance Superstars in early 2004 and has been touring internationally full-time ever since.  She has taught and performed in over 35 countries to date with many more on the horizon; has shared stages with acts such as Missy Elliot, the Black Eyed Peas and multiple Circus and Fire Arts troupes. She became part of Jillina's Bellydance Evolution in 2009 and has been touring with the company's productions for the past 5 years.


It’s a pleasure to present this work to you all, and to have the opportunity to collaborate and perform with you all! This piece was created with love by my students and I as a tribute to a dear friend who left this world in 2016, Ms. Suzette Ackerman. She was a dancer, a mermaid, a passionate activist and animal lover.

This intensive dance adventure will be taught in three parts (Friday - Sunday):

Theatrical Ankoku Butoh, Slinky Modern Tribal Fusion, & Fusion Drum Solo. 

Videos of the pieces will be posted on a private facebook group, as well as of the performance, so you will know what to expect. We will review, clarify and polish the choreographies when I arrive, but please know the basic moves and changes of all the dances so we have a common framework!  

Costuming will be very simple, either monochromatic black or white, depending on where you are placed in the dance.  Please don’t feel pressure to make an elaborate new costume, plain training clothes, slip dresses, leggings and tank tops or sports bras are absolutely fine.

This project is geared towards more experienced dancers who are ready to work intensively, participate in rehearsal with focus, and are willing to dive deep into the process of learning and creating a beautiful group work.


PART 1: Friday 3rd February //  18.00 - 20.00
PART 2: Saturday 4th February // 11.30 - 14.30 / 15.30 - 18.30
PART 3: Sunday 5th February //  10.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.00

PERFORMANCE: Sunday 5th February // 19.00

Registration is for all 3 workshops plus performance in the ZeoT Zürich studio on Sunday 5th February at 19.00.

Niveau: ab M // Preis: CHF 420 // Sprache: Englisch


Participants in the Performance Intensive will also receive a 10% discount on either of Sharon's Wednesday or Thursday workshops (or both!). Please write in the comment field that you are registered in the Performance Intensive.

Payment in full is required on registration to secure your place. Places are limited to 14 for the Performance Intensive. Registration deadline: 21.1.17.


Later Event: February 19