Shaabi choreography to “Yani Ya" by Hakim
Thursday 31st October: 7.00-9.30pm
Years spent on stage every night throughout the Middle-East have converted Sabriye into a very seasoned professional dancer. She knows the dancers' secrets to impressing their audience!
This upbeat choreography is a unique take on both Shaabi music and the Jamila Format and it just goes to prove that it's not what you do, it's how you do it. The choreography is to Hakim's catchy "Ya Yani" and the steps are all Jamila, earthy and sassy. How do you combine urban Cairo sound with steps from the matron of Tribal? Come and find out!
Experience in Salimpour format recommended.
Suhaila level 1 workshop (3 days)
Friday 1st November, 10am-5.30pm (6 hours + 90 min. break)
Saturday 2nd Nov., 10am-5.30pm (6 hours +90 min. break)
Sunday 3rd Nov., 10am – 1pm (3 hours, no break)
***Optional on Sunday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Suhaila level 1 Certification Test
What do Rachel Brice, Sadie Marquardt & Sharon Kihara (have in common (to name a few) ? The Suhaila Salimpour technique, named after the dancer who created it and who is no other than the daughter of the great Jamila Salimpour ! This format breaks down each movement into simple muscular contractions, which then allows for precise isolation work and combining movements into what is called "layering".
Suhaila Salimpour has blended the belly dance she had learnt from her mother with her knowledge of Eastern dances (ballet, jazz, street dance, etc. ) and she has designed a revolutionary bellydance technique, in which each movement is broken down into muscular contractions. As a result, one learns to isolate and coordinate the different parts of one's body with infinite possibilities. Her format can be applied to all styles of dance including tribal, cabaret, Egyptian, Turkish and fusion styles.
A Level 1 intensive is the perfect place for beginners of the format to start and an invaluable opportunity for more advanced students to train at a higher level with Suhaila as well as obtain CEC credits required to maintain certification. In this workshop Suhaila will teach the fundamental theories and physical requirements of Level 1 and give more advanced students extra layers and concepts to work with.
A workshop covering the second level of the Suhaila Salimpour format will be taught by Suhaila Sailmpour herself in April 2020. More information here.
As for all certification workshops, it is strongly advised that you prepare in advance. Follow this link for more information on certification workshops.
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"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