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GUESTS

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Yohann Guichard

Yohann Guichard

Yohann est professeur d’AcroYoga. Il a été certifié par Jason et Jenny, les fondateurs de la discipline en 2010 en Californie. Depuis, il partage l’AcroYoga à Paris, ainsi que dans divers pays d’Europe, d’Asie, et aux Etats-Unis.

Yohann est également formateur en massage thaï depuis plus de 10 ans. Son enseignement est empreint de générosité, de douceur et de précision.

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Zoe Anwar

zoe anwar

Coming from Madrid, Zoe Anwar is one of the most respected professionals of the dance industry, as a Director, performer, and choregrapher, with an extensive and complete carrier in Dance –theater, numerous international tours and her constant research in diverse fusion styles. After obtaining her Diploma in Classical Ballet with the Royal Academy of London, and ethnic Dances, she is the Director of dance companies such as Tandava and Ahlam and the producer and choreographer of shows such as Karah, Distant Worlds and Aluaan with international tours in NY, Paris, Mexico etc… She is also an internacional « Master Instructor » in ethnic dances, Sufi whirling, bellydance and flamenco fusion.

Zoe is the founder of the production company “Vomo Dementia” that develop cultural projects of diverse formats for various institutions such as the Province of Madrid Government, the Syrian Cultural Center, the Embassies of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen, the Ateneo de Madrid, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; brands such as Ron Barcelo, J&B, Orange etc. And organizations like the Platform of Women Against Gender Violence, Zoe Anwar combines her artistic multidisciplinary experience with a strong social commitment to women’s empowerment and intercultural and gender issues.

Currently, she is the director of “Culture et Couture” a company vinculated to fashion art and culture in which she develops campaigns and runways for couture brands such as Gaultier, La Perla, Joseph Font etc. Artistic design, choreography and costume design for film and tv, and cultural and artistic events.

For more information: www.zoeanwar-dance.com www.eozoe.com  www.cultureetcouture.com

 

Tjarda Van Straten

Tjarda

 

“THE UZUMÉ IS THE FUTURE, THE PAST AND THE PRESENT. WITH ELEMENTS OF ANCIENT, TIES TO REALITY AND GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE BUT YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE.” – Amy Sigil of UNMATA
Tjarda is a thoughtful and genuine dancer with a broad-minded curiosity towards fusing bellydance and well-known for her innovative and meaningful choreographies. Since 2005 she is the inventive force behind award-winning and charismatic troupe The Uzumé Dance Company and in 2010 she founded her second troupe The Amano Project. She has received several grants to expand her knowledge and to develop new projects. Her work is highly appreciated by renowned pioneers in the genre. Having a background in many genres of dance, ranging from modern, flamenco and tango to improvised movement and a natural creativity for fusing dance, makes Tjarda a widely recognized teacher and performer and sought after throughout Europe and the USA. She holds certifications for teaching and dance therapy and still studies continuously to broaden her education. Tjarda is currently studying at the New York Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies at Agape Centre Belgium to become a Certified Movement Analyst. Blurring lines and drawing  inspiration from even the most unlikely sources is the opening stance of all her choreographies and classes. Her work inspires many in finding their own path.
Tjarda is the producer of “Worlddance Con Fusion”, “Beyond Bellydance” and “Infusion Rendezvous”. In 2006 The Uzumé Dance Company wins the Global Open Stage Contest by RASA & Zimihc and tours several theatres in Holland and in 2007 they win first prize for Best Dance Company – Cross Over Choreography hosted by the LiteSide Festival in Holland. Tjarda receives a nomination by The National Institute of the Voluntary Arts for Most Promising Upcoming Choreographer with Exquisite Skills in 2008 and in the same year she also obtains a grant from the Performing Arts Fund NL for talented dancers to study in the US for 6 months. In 2009 she featured on Tales of Desire 2, a performance DVD produced by the Hollywood Music Center with the most influential tribal dancers of today. In the same year she created a beautiful duet with famous upright bass player Djordje Stijepovic (Fishtank Ensemble). Her 20-minute cross-over show “LIGHTS” from 2010 got supported with a grant from AFK and the LiteSide Festival for talented upcoming choreographers. Tjarda has been an honorary member of US-based troupe UNMATA for 5 years and she regularly teams up with other dancers in the business such as Samantha Emanuel, Anasma, Heather Stants, Kami Liddle and The Lady Fred.
“Tjarda, aside from being an inspiring choreographer and beautiful dancer, she has this amazing way of making everyone around her feel special. She is funny, kind and down to earth.”

 

Marco Obellix

Obellix Popping Factory

 

 

 

 

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