Workshop: Sensorial Dance & Oriental Movement Pedagogy

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 17:00

Sensorial Dance and Oriental Movement as pedagogic and therapeutic tools : a four day workshop With Souraya Baghdadi 
30 August - 2 September 2018 (see schedule below)

Sensorial Dance is meditative and playful, it requires attention to our inner perceptions, while reconditioning our gestural habits; it builds presence by inhabiting a slow rhythm of motion. Based on structured protocols, it gradually takes us through different rhythms, leading to improvised dance. It often expresses the intimacy of our emotions, our sensibility. The gesture is harmonious and physiological. It is a dance that recreates us, and will ease our way towards Oriental Dance with the Hips and Rhythm Techniques.

The oriental movement is meditation in motion, a prelude to oriental dance, during which a myriad of 8s can potentially occur. The figure 8, symbol of infinity with its roundness and circularities, speaks to us about our femininity, opening us towards the world (to the outside) while bearing the integrative component of «returning to our self». This alternative between giving and taking structures, the living matter, balancing the tensions and restoring the body & mind relation.


6 sessions (18 hours) involving 2 sessions of discovery and 4 sessions of initiation in: Full presence meditation - Sensorial Dance - The oriental movement - Manual accompanying

2 sessions of discovery
Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August: 5pm - 8pm

4 sessions of initiation
Saturday 1 September
10:00am - 1:00pm: Full presence Meditation, Sensorial Dance, improvisation
2:00pm - 5:00pm: Oriental Movement, Manual accompanying

Sunday 2 September:
10:00am - 1:00pm: Meditation, sensorial training, improvisation
2:00pm - 5:00pm: from Manual accompanying to improvisation

Who can participate
Artists, therapists, teachers or any person concerned with movement…

Price list
Sessions can be taken separately
1 session: 25$
2 sessions: 45$
4 sessions: 80$
6 sessions: 100$

Book your place: 71 585 423

About Souraya Baghdadi
Souraya Baghdadi is an actress, dancer, choreographer and movement pedagogue. Born in Beirut, she began her career as a dancer in 1975 with Caracalla Co., and toured internationally during the first eight years of the Lebanese war. In 1981 she took the lead role in the film of Maroun Baghdadi "Petites Guerres" selected at the Cannes Film Festival. She graduated from the University of Holy Spirit - Kaslik in 1983. She studied contemporary dance at the Peter Goss school and founded the Oriental Dance Center where she conducts an exploration of Oriental gesture that she revisits and transmits. She creates and produces performances with her troupe Bûrak & Cie. In 1996 she started her studies in perceptual pedagogy through Sensorial Movement at the International School Danis Bois, and launched the Workshops of the Oriental Movement Since 2014 she has taken up a career as an actress.

Event Location: 

Zoukak Theatre

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut

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