dance, music, body wisdom from egypt
Summer Dance is an ideal opportunity to work with Caroline Chevat and Claudia Heinle, unique artists in their field, as well as guest artists, who enrich the week with their music, dance, and knowledge.
This year we take you on a journey to the universe of the human dancing body and how emotions are linked to music and movement. In the oriental music theory and practice, musical modes (maqamat) are linked to emotional states and are even said to heal.
caroline chevat (daff, tabla)
amir ezzat (req, daff, tabla)
daniel marchetti (oud)
yves peronnet (contrabass)
The artists, teachers and musicians are looking forward to share with you their wealth of knowledge in different fields: Egyptian Dance, Egyptian Yoga, Egyptian Percussion, Oriental Music Theorie, System of Maqam, Concious Movement, Therapeutic Yoga, Doula, Manos Sintergética, Reiki, Mindfulness, and Sufism.
They have taught, performed, and worked in numerous countries, festivals and institutions, including: Kuwait Opera House, Garage Theatre Alexandria, Jesuit Cultural Centre Alexandria, Alexandria Opera House, Cairo Opera House, Bibliotheca Alexandria, University of Constance, Tanzhaus Zurich, Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, Dance House Stockholm, CAK Centre for African Culture Oslo, WHO World Health Organization in Copenhagen, ADEM Les Atelier d'Ethnomusicologie, IMA Institut du Monde Arabe Paris, Stadttheater Constance, K9 Theatre Constance, Tanz- und Theaterwekstatt Ludwigsburg, Festival Poussière du Monde Genève, Festival Danza Oriental Torino, Amaia Kultur Zentroa Irun, Festival Vitamine Hondarrabia, Gazteszena Donostia in San Sebastian, Sebastopol Donostia in San-Sebastian WEG, Lalish Theater Wien, Hondarribiako Karmeldarrak, Festival Inter'Val Lyon.
Summer Dance takes place in the special atmosphere of “Le Gingko” in Belley, a charming town with 9000 inhabitants. It is a perfect place to be creative, about an hour’s drive from Lyon and Geneva. We work in two studios as well as the outdoor dance and yoga platform in the garden of Le Gingko.
Geneva Airport (CH)
Lyon Airport (F)