BELLY DANCER YAZILA – UNIQUE AND VERSATILE

Belly dancer Yazila: energy, creativity and mystery!

In her performances and teaching methods, belly dancer Yazila combines the ancient cultural dance traditions of 3 continents. She uses her own unique style, which is characterised by energy, creativity and mystery.


Oriental dance – a passion for life

Raised in an artist family, Yazila was already enchanted by the beauty of Oriental dance at an early age. The beginning of a passion for life. She was schooled by some of the most influential dance teachers of our time, like Ibrahim Farrah (Lebanon) and Elena Lentini (New York). She regularly travels to Cairo and New York and is part of the prestigious Caravanserai dance company.

In addition, she broadened her expertise by exploring dance forms such as classical ballet, jazz, modern, flamenco, tango, African, Turkish and Egyptian folklore, Dervish/Tanoura/Zar and other ritual trance dances, and Japanese Butoh.


Contemporary Middle Eastern Forms

Yazila has developed a modern, very own style, which she named Contemporary Middle Eastern Forms. Renewal, development and openness to different dance forms – while preserving and respecting the traditions – are essential for the evolution of Oriental dance as a performing art. Source of inspiration in this are the mythologies, symbols and rituals that the Middle East are rich in.


Danza Mora – Spanish/Arabian

Yazila's specialty is the Danza Mora, the passionate Spanish/Arabian dance. For more information, see Performances Yazila.


Projects, theatre shows, performances

 

2003

Spirals of Amber – theatre Kikker, Utrecht – concept and choreography Yazila

2004

Moorish Mysteries – theatre Kikker, Utrecht – concept and choreography Yazila

2005

Spirals of Amber – theatre Meervaart, Amsterdam, ism Aslan music

2006

The forgotten story of the Arabian Nights – cultural Sunday – concept and choreography Yazila

2007

Turkey Festival Music centre Vredenburg – with dance ensemble AlHambra

2008

Hudson Guild theatre, New York, with Caravanserai dance company

2009

Colourings of the Day, Whisperings of the Night – performance Playhouse Utrecht – concept and choreography Yazila

2010

Dance Odyssey New York – with Caravan Serai dance company

2011

Drom theatre New York – Oriental dance Gala evening

2011

Musica Danza – live music and dance Holland Casino

2012

Dervish, Ritual and Trance ceremonies by women – Grand Hotel Karel 5 Utrecht – with dance ensemble AlHambra – concept and choreography Yazila

2012

In the Shadow of the Moon – dances of magic and mystery – Theatre Kikker, Utrecht – concept and choreography Yazila

2013

Kashba in Flavours and Colours – Cultural Sunday Utrecht

2014

WinterArtfestival Sarajevo, multimedia project

2014

Lesson projects youth – De Lindenhorst, Zeist, Foundation on the Move, Foundation de Rading

2014

Media/Entertainment fair, Rai Amsterdam, with dance ensemble AlHambra

2015

Aida the opera, Dominicus church Utrecht in cooperation with Opera Utrecht – concept and choreography Yazila

2015

Byblos – Oriental Gala Samara New York

2016

New Year's Dive – Aïda mini opera

2017

Milayé! Dance ensemble AlHambra and orchestra Bikavar!

2018

Arabian Nights Dinner shows – Pop up Performance Women power CZ – Catharina Dances, Michaels chapel Cathedral tower with Sattar Saaidi and company

2019

Criss Cross festival theatre Hoge Woerd – Fusion project Yazila + dance company

 

Mohicans – Theatre de Kom Turkish Belly dance

 

Gothica Orientalissima – Metal Cathedral, performance, concept and choreography: Yazila

 

Uitfeest 2019

 

School project Africa/Asia with Alhambra

     

 


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School voor
Oriëntaalse dans /
Buikdans

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