DANCE AND SPIRITUALITY

CONTRIBUTORS

This is a Who’s Who of all artists, authors ,researchers etc that have enriched the content of this  site either by their direct contribution or by their participation on any event concerning our program 

“Dance and Spirituality”

 

Musician and Sacred dances choreographer. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Dancer and choreographer, she is specialized in traditional dances from Northern Africa and the Middle East. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Ecstatic Dances in North Africa” 23-1-2021

Actress, dancer/choreographer and movement instructor. 

Born in Beirut, she started her dance career in the Caracalla dance company in 1975. After being cast in Maroun Baghdadi’s movie “Petites guerres” in 1981 (selected at the Cannes Festival), she then graduated from Kaslik’s Art School as an interior designer. In 1984, she moved to Paris and trained in contemporary dance at the Peter Gross school. After that, she created the “Centre de Danses Orientales” and produced spectacles avec the Bûrak & Cie company. In 1996, she decided to study the perceptive psychoeducation of movement at the Collège International Denis Bois which allowed her to launch “Les Ateliers du Mouvement Oriental“. Since 2014, she resumed her acting career. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Transmission of the ritual Gesture” 29-05-2021. 

Dance Professor, Researcher, Dancer& Choreographer,(Indian Classical Dance Kathak, Folk Dances of Northern India, Bollywood Dance) singer, anchor, Theater Artiste, writer.
Teaching at Department of Dance, Faculty of Arts and Culture, Punjabi University

Master in Business Administration Marketing and Brand Management

Interested in Cultural diplomacy and Art Therapy

Greatly contributed in giving this site its actual form

 Searches the truth of the soul .. Ambassador of peace .. love and joy .. mystical dancer .. she interprets -by the spontaneous movement – sacred songs of different influences .. Christian .. sufi and shamanic .. carried by the grace and the light of her Berber Ancestors.

She has a multidisciplinary education in dance and theater. Choreographer, Teacher in SChool « Danse Plurielle » Founder and Director of Dance  Company EPHATA, based in Cherbourg, which  employs casual workers in show, and associates the young in its action: creations, spectacles, class and working groups with different artistic forms.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Spiritual Practices for Dancers” 28-12-2021.

Dance teacher, Researcher, Historian. PHD in ” arts du spectacle ” , Professor of choreographic  culture and history of  danse in french Universities

Dancer, international choreographer, dance-therapist and author of the book “La Danse de l’Être, dans la lumière d’Isadora Duncan”. She is also trained in various traditions that link the body with the spirit (Tai-chi, Nô theater, Shinto and Butô dances, and indian sacred dances. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Transmission of the ritual Gesture” 29-05-2021. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Her range of exploration is very wide: music, song, dance (flamenco / contemporary / improvised), theater, yoga, tantra, philosophy, theology, therapy. She draws  her skills from it for the creation of shows, the animation of sound trips, conferences, internships, and spiritual retreats,
“Être acteur de sa propre création, dans la manifestation jubilatoire de la Présence, à travers un cheminement de dévoilement, déploiement, et rayonnement de l’être. “

“Be an actor of your own creation, in the jubilant manifestation of the Presence, through a journey of unveiling, deployment, and radiance of being”

Dancer, Oriental dance and contemporary oriental dance teacher, choreographer and director of the Compagnie Tellurgie. Actor and stage director. Art-therapist. Teacher of martial arts, karate and taekwondo.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Teacher of Baroque dance, tap, flamenco. Teaches French history and International folklore to children

Dances on religious music. Dance style Loie Fuller.

Liturgical Dancer, Author , Co- Pastor of Creative Christian Arts Ministries International. President of CID Nassau Section

 

 

Historian and researcher in medieval dance. PhD in Art History, medieval dance iconography.

Author of various publications. Organizer of  trainings, spectacles and conferences.

Lecturer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the School of Dance of The Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Shamanism in Mongolian Dancing” 05-06-2021.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary World” 30-10-2021.

Professor at the Gizah arts Academy (Cairo, Egypt) and teacher at the Higher Institute of Theater Arts. He worked with famous oriental dancers such as Naima Akef, Samia Gamal, Nagwa Fouad and many others. He was the director of the “Balloon Theater” and the general director of the “Oum Kaltoum Theater” in Cairo as well as the general supervisor of folklore in the egyptian Ministry of Culture. He is also the founder of the folkloric dance company, “Egypt’s national Ensemble”. 
Speaker at Online Seminar “Transmission of the ritual Gesture” 29-05-2021. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Dancer, choreographer and North African dances teacher.


Speaker at Online Seminar “Transmission of the ritual Gesture” 29-05-2021. 

Specialist in SouthAfrican and regional traditional clothing

Speaker at Online Seminar “Ubuntu beyond Theology” 11-06-2022. 

Choreographer, Dance Artist , Conference Speaker , teacher and Artistic Director of Matlosana Center of the Arts in South Africa

Has studied the Kalahari San People and organised the Seminar “Ubuntu beyond Theology” 11-06-2022

Dancer, choreographer, contemporary and classical dance professor. She is also a writer and the president of the cultural association which promotes music and choreographic arts. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Ecstatic Dances in North Africa” 23-1-2021

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Teacher, author,  dancer, musician, choreographer, film maker ,Indian dances, Bharata Natyam; dance tuition, courses, Director of   “Tala Sruti” School in Puducherry

“La danse sacrée permet d’unifier nos divers corps : physique, mental, émotionnel et spirituel”

“The sacred dance unites our various bodies: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual”

 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Vôdoun : dancing the divinities” 2-05-2021. 

Artistic Director , Coach,  dancer,  choreographer, worked many years in sub-saharan Africa and received many distinctions
http://valerie-miquel.com

“l’enfant s’amuse, saute, danse et se jette dans tout ce que le mouvement lui inspire.

La grande danseuse après 10 ans d’efforts journaliers, exécute des pas et des figures extraordinaires par leur beauté et leur exécution parfaite.

La vraie danseuse après 10 ans et plus d’efforts journaliers, oublie sa technique (que son corps pourtant n’oublie pas) et s’amuse, saute, danse, et se jette dans tout ce que le mouvement lui inspire, tout comme l’enfant.”

 

“the child has fun, jumps, dances and throws himself into whatever movement inspires him.
The great dancer after 10 years of daily efforts, performs steps and figures extraordinary by their beauty and their perfect execution.
The real dancer after 10 years and more of daily efforts, forgets her technique (which her body does not forget) and has fun, jumps, dances, and throws herself into whatever movement inspires her, just like the ‘child.”

Maurice Béjart extrait de Lettres à un jeune danseur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Spiritual Practices for Dancers” 28-12-2021.

South African ethnomusicologist
Speaker at Online Seminar “Ubuntu beyond theology” 11-06-2022.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred dances for Contemporary world” 30-10-2021.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Sacred folk dances around Mysuru” 02-10-2021.

Theologian, Evangelical Minister, Dance Teacher , Liturgical Dancer , Director in “Destinee Dance School”, Pioneer in Liturgical Dance

Dancer, Dance teacher and choreographer Director of  “ Body Double” contemporary dance company
As a choreographer, his work is  deeply inspired by pictorial arts and literature but what she’s especially keen on is the meeting between arts and philosophical reflections.

“My  idea is to make the audience think about an immediate access to art, that means without education, by using gestures and movements”

Speaker at Online Seminar “Spiritual Practices for Dancers” 28-12-2021.

Lecturer, research consultant in training institutes and universities, director, and choreographer. As the creator of numerous musicals, ballets and stories, he has been directing and coaching artists for more than twenty years. He is also the Director of the IFGAP, (Institute of Gestalt training and professional support), as well as a psychotherapy practitioner ever since 1978 and then Gestalt Therapist (Senior Coach, supervisor and trainer) since 1985.  

Speaker at Online Seminar “Transmission of the ritual Gesture” 29-05-2021. 

Dancer, choreographer, and professor of egyptian folkoric dances. He is also a writer and a researcher.

 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Ecstatic Dances in North Africa” 23-1-2021

Choreographer, teacher, performer of Armenian folk dances. Director of
the Armenian dance ensemble “Nairi”, singer, teacher of hand technique,
fashion model, website designer. Curator of the Armenian Dance Pandect
website. President of the Vanadzor Armenia Section of CID.

Dance for me is sacred geometry in space,
establishment of equilibrium on all planes of existence,
gaining spiritual perfection,
awareness of who I am and where I came from,
approachment to the sacrament of the wonder”.

Teacher in primitive Expression, dance therapist, psychoanalyst, with rhythm and group, paedagogy, Teacher on Dance Therapy Master in the University of Paris 5 Rene Descartes). Author of several books on dance therapy. Director of the “Atelier du Geste Rythmé”

« La danse n’est pas que le corps. Elle est animée par l’Esprit que l’on peut appeler l’Élan Vital »

“Dance is not just the body. It is animated by the Spirit that we can call the “Elan Vital “(vital impetus)

Professor Sc.D. Honoured Scientist of Mongolia, leading Professor of the School of Dance of The Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Shamanism in Mongolian Dancing” 05-06-2021.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Spiritual Practices for Dancers” 28-12-2021.

Dancer, choreographer, language and dance teacher, percussionist, singer, North African dance teacher. 

 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Ecstatic Dances in North Africa” 23-1-2021.

Essentially as an epistemologist, she oscillates between creation, research and teaching on the notion of paradise. She is also a scientist, philosopher, painter, dancer, musician, actress, poet, video artist and an author.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Transmission of the ritual Gesture” 29-05-2021. 

Speaker at Online Seminar “Shamanism in Mongolian Dancing” 05-06-2021.

Speaker at Online Seminar “Spiritual Practices for Dancers” 28-12-2021.

PHD in Economics
Bachelor in Sociology of Rural Development, Retired Exceptional Class Certified Teacher. Knight of the Academic Palms Paris 2019.
Organizer, specialist of culture of Benin

Speaker at Online Seminar “When Dance Turns into A Prayer” 26-03-2022.

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