Entrance choreography to “Tales of the Sahara”
Saturday 27th October: 4.00-7.00pm
Years spent on stage every night throughout the Middle-East have converted Sabriye into a very seasoned professionnal dancer. She knows the dancers' secrets to impressing their audience as soon as their megance, i.e. their entrance piece, starts playing.
Equippend with your veil, a dancer's essential accessory for an entrance choreography, come and learn a sassy modern entrance piece with splashes of khaleeji and saidi folkloric moves to reflect the music in all its variations and subtilities. Music off of Bellydance Superstars vol. 3.
Experience in Salimpour format highly recommended.
Jamila level 1 workshop (3 days)
Sunday 28th October, 10am-5.30pm (6 hours + 90 min. break)
Monday 29th October, 10am-5.30pm (6 hours +90 min. break)
Tuesday 30th October, 10am – 1pm (3 hours, no break)
***Optional on Tuesday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Jamila level 1 Certification Test
Nick-named the mother of Belly Dance in America, Jamila's technique sowed the seeds for both American Cabaret and Tribal/Tribal Fusion. She was the first teacher to break down, and name the steps of what she called "la danse orientale". Have you heard of the 3/4 shimmy, mayas or figure eights? It is thanks to Jamila Salimpour that this terminology exists, and even Egyptian teachers use it. Jamila is also know for her finger cymbal teaching method based on numbers, and for the troupe and show that she created - Bal Anat - which you may have had the chance to see perform in Brussels in April 2018 or October 2016.
At the Salimpour School of Dance, her daughter Suhaila pursues her teaching via her certification programme. This workshop covers the first of five levels. A workshop covering the second level will be taught by Suhaila Sailmpour herself in April 2019. More information here.
As for all certification workshops, it is strongly advised that you prepare in advance. Follow this link to find out how.
Registration and payment terms
"La Passerelle Dance Studio"
Rue Victor Hugo 145, 1030 Schaerbeek (Brussels)
This beautiful and spacious studio is located in a shopping district, with plenty of lunch options. NB: eating is the studio is not allowed so please plan on eating outside.
These two websites offer many options:
Maëlle is happy to help coordinate for out-of-town dancers to share accommodation, just let her know!
ABOUT SABRIYE TEKBILEK
Sabriye Tekbilek is an international performer and instructor of Middle Eastern dance whose stage presence and technique have been shaped by a lifetime of international performance and study. She is the daughter of renowned Turkish musician, "Haci" Ahmet Tekbilek, and Lisa Djeylan, once an international bellydancer herself. Sabriye grew up in an environment of Middle Eastern Music and dance. As a child and young adult Sabriye studied many dance forms, including Flamenco, Ballet and Middle Eastern dance.
While attending the University of California at Berkeley, she began taking classes with renowned teacher Suhaila Salimpour and quickly became a member of the Suhaila Dance Company and Bal Anat. Sabriye was featured in the original run of Suhaila's stage show Sheherezade, as well as in DVDs for Bal Anat, the Suhaila Dance Company and Suhaila's Bellydance Fitness Fusion series.
It was while studying with both Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour that Sabriye was encouraged to begin teaching, awakening a passion for instruction. She is currently one of few the authorized instructors of the Suhaila Salimpour Format and holds the highest level of certification available in both Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour formats.
In 2005 Sabriye based herself in the Middle East where she has since worked for seven years with Lebanese agent Toros Siranossian through out the Gulf and North Africa. She also spent one year in Cairo working at the prestigious night club Haroun Al Rashid in the Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel along side the legendary Dina.
Sabriye has to date danced across the U.S., in Sweden, Norway, England, Turkey, Spain, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India. She has performed at exclusive venues including the Nobel Prize Party, Warner Bros. Studios, the Miss India Competition; and she has shared the stage with popular Arabic stars such as Ragheb Alama, Wadi Al Safy, Sbohi Tawfik, Marwan Khoury, Wael Kfoury, Abdel Basset Hamouda, Saad, Mahmuod el Husseini, Houba and regularly performs globally for dignitaries.
During her travels Sabriye continues to explore the depths of Middle Eastern dance and music through studying and teaching workshops along her way.
For more information about Sabriye, www.sabriyetekbilek.com
For more information on the Jamila & Suhaila Salimpour formats: www.salimpourschool.com