Ep 279. Hend Elbalouty: Book Discussion: Mahraganat in Egypt. Between Acceptance & Rejection
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
1w ago
Hend Elbalouty is choreographer, performer and author. She holds a MA in Performing Arts from Kunsthochschule für Medien, BA in production design from institute of cinema studies in Egypt and 3 years degree in contemporary dance from Cairo Contemporary Dance Center. She works across mediums combining and mixing them in accordance to the project at hand. In the last few years, she collaborated and presented many multidisciplinary art pieces such as “FrauenGold'' Video Exhibition in Hamburg, “The Kitchen” Dance performance, Köln, “Absence” a group exhibition at CoCulture Art space, Berlin. In 20 ..read more
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Ep 278. How to Analyze & Improve Your Dance Mistakes
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
2w ago
In today's episode, we're diving into a fascinating topic – using dance videos not just for social media posts, but as a powerful training tool. We'll explore why simply repeating choreography isn't enough and how to pinpoint and fix specific mistakes or weak spots in your dance. Plus, we'll chat about the importance of practicing without a mirror and how video recordings can be your secret weapon for self-analysis. So, get ready to learn some tricks for refining your dance moves, enhancing your technique, and getting performance-ready! Show Notes to this episode: Follow Iana on Instagram, F ..read more
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Ep 277. Sonya of Cairo: Performance Stories From Cairo
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
3w ago
Sonya of Cairo is a professional dancer and choreographer. She has been immersed in oriental dance since childhood. Her mother, Marianne DS, founded The Sun Dance School 17 years ago in Paris, the largest association in the city. Sonya began her training with Marianne DS and has studied with some of the best Egyptian professionals. She stands out for her pure Egyptian style. Sonya currently lives in Cairo where she regularly performs. She also teaches at the largest festival in Egypt, "Raqs of Course”, organized by Randa Kamel. Sonya is considered today the rising star of the Cairo dance scene ..read more
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Ep 276. Arielle: Dancing Despite Health Limitations
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
1M ago
Arielle is a passionately dedicated dancer from the USA who currently performs daily in Cairo, Egypt. She teaches and performs bellydance, samba, folklore, fusion, burlesque, hip hop and many other styles of dance full-time. Although Arielle is American, she grew up in Egypt and has been performing Middle Eastern Dance since the age of 10. Arielle is the winner of several competitions and was a finalist on Egypt’s first bellydance competition TV show, “Al Rakessa” in 2014. Arielle returned to Cairo in December of 2019 and has been gracing the stage all around Egypt ever since! She currently te ..read more
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Ep 275. Alla Kushnir: Building Lifestyle That Fulfills You
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by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
1M ago
A well-known choreographer and dancer, Alla Kushnir has won many prizes and awards. She was a finalist at the TV show “Ukraine has talent“, silver medalist of the Lebanese TV show “Hizzi Ya Nawaem”, winner of Egyptian TV show ” Al Rakesa”, among many other awards and achievements. For Alla Kushnir Oriental dancing has opened a lot of previously unknown sensations. As a dancer and choreographer, she believes that this style of dance changes a woman’s whole attitude towards herself and her surroundings. Alla is a frequent guest in various talent search competition TV shows. In 2008, she appeared ..read more
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Ep 274. Training Tips From The Stars
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
1M ago
This is a best of episode! You will hear a collection of tips and practices from the belly dance stars. Find out how they approach their own training, and see what you can implement it in your life too. You will hear from Jasirah, Cassandra Fox, Victoria Teel, Aziza, Nabila, Hayal, Jillina Carlano and Amar Lammar. Discover what is blocking your dance progress right now, and which exact dance habits you should improve first of all. Take the free Belly Dance Habits Quiz HERE. Check these full interviews with the podcast guests: Ep 19. Jasirah: How to Practice on Your Own. Tips & Tricks Ep ..read more
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Ep 273. How to Achieve Amazing Dance Growth in 2024
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
1M ago
Improve those couple things in your dance habits, and unlock an amazing growth in your dance skills throughout 2024! January is time of planning and building hopes for the New Year. But often we make grand plans , and fail on showing up and performing them. Or sometimes we do show up but don't put 100% of our energy into the task. How to make sue that your list of New Year resolutions isn’t gonna be transferred to the next year, and you continue pursuing your dance goals beyond January… Link to FREE quiz mentioned in the episode will be added here on JANUARY 5th! :) Show Notes to this episod ..read more
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Ep 272. Chudney: Conquering Anxiety In Class & On Stage
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
2M ago
Chudney is a professional oriental dance artist who has competed and danced around the world. She opened her own oriental dance school in 2017, to give students easier access to her weekly in person classes, and share her unique personal style and technique on demand. Chudney was selected in 2016 as part of the international cast of Virginia’s “Reflections”. She was hand picked by Munique Neith to dance as part of the cast Ballet Internacional Munique Neith in Barcelona, Spain to perform at Egipto en Barcelona in 2018 and 2019.  Chudney was also featured as Dorothy, in Jillina's Belly Dan ..read more
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Ep 271. Hayal: Functional Training For Belly Dancers
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
2M ago
Originally from Brazil, Hayal is a professional dancer who has been passionate about oriental dance since she was 17. She taught and danced all over the world, as a soloist and in collaboration with other dancers. She worked as a dancer and choreographer with the Portuguese company Mahtab and participated in several shows of the American troupe Bellydance Evolution with Jillina. Hayal has already worked in Brazil, Portugal, New Zealand, Egypt, Italy, Germany, Spain and of course in France, where she lives today (Lyon). In this episode you will learn about: - Comparison between Brazilian dance ..read more
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Ep 270. Delya: Motherhood As An Inspiration For Kids Book About Belly Dance
Belly Dance Life
by Iana Komarnytska, Iana Dance Podcast
4M ago
Delya is a French belly dancer currently residing inn Switzerland. She has been involved in oriental dance for 20 years, and currently works as a full—time performer. She is the resident dancer at a 5 stars hotel in Zurich in collaboration with musicians. She does projects together with a Syrian musician Zaher Assaf who studied music at the conservatory of Damas, Syria. They regularly organize charity shows for Syria. Delya is a mother of a 4-year old daughter, who inspired her to write 2 children books: :Nour in Lebanon” (by Del Perrier), and  “Danse mon amour (dance my love)”. In this ..read more
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