mirjam

Mirjam was formed in Switzerland and Italy as a Contemporary Dancer.
In Italy she danced during 3 years in the Company “Kaleido Danse” of the two Choreographers Giovanna la Vecchia and Dario Greco.
Back in Switzerland she dived into the Middle Eastern Dance Culture and became a member of the Egyptian Folklore Group of Khaled Seif. For 7 years she toured with this group and worked besides as a freelance in the contemporary dance world with different Companies.
During that time she started to develop an own contemporary language based with movements of contemporary dance and the folklore of Middle Eastern dances and the north of Africa.
In the year 2014 she finished her diploma as a Oriental Dance teacher specialised in the Mahmoud Reda Style AATEC by Nesma in Madrid.
Currently she is teaching and choreographs for different dance and theatre groups in the West Bank and the Gaza-Strip. She became a specialist for Middle Eastern Dance Culture and teaches Worldwide her own dance language.


 

professional experience as an Oriental Dancer:

Dancer for the Gypsy Festival Zürich 2017

 

"Dances of Egypt" 
Al-Andalus Dance Company directed by Nesma
Choreographies by Mahmoud Reda (Egypt)
Madrid/Spain

 

uncountable performances as a soloist
Raks Madrid, directed by Nesma
Lightside Festival, Amsterdam / NE
Orientalhane Festival, Berlin / DE
Bellyfusions Festival, Paris / FR
Tribal Remix Festival, Brighton / UK
Festival Al-Hamadraks, Zaragoza / Spain
with the worldmusic band Sassa
with the orchestra of Kamal Essahbi
with the orchestra of Samir Essahbi
with the orchestra of Haissam Salah Eddine

Gallery Darkoum

Speech of Axel Langer (Museum Rietberg) about egyptain architecture
Vernissage Helen Schwytzer, Luzern
Märli am See, Storytelling for adults

"Das Paar im Kahn", Cinema movie swiss television
School performances with Sassa all over Switzerland
Dancer for the restaurant "le Cèdre" in Zürich
Dancer for the restaurant "Fata Morgana" in Winterthur
different companies and private events


"Künstler Cafe" Production of
Khaled and Gamal Seif and Aladin El-Kholy
Touring in Switzerland and Germany

7 Years member of the Khaled Seif Dance Company
Egyptian Folklore Ballet
Touring in Switzerland, Germany and Austria

 

 

Mirjam wurde in der Schweiz und Italien als zeitgenössische Tänzerin ausgebildet. In Italien tanzte sie während 3 Jahren in der Genuesischen Company der zwei Choreographen Giovanna la Vecchia und Dario Greco "Kaleido Danse".
Zurück in der Schweiz tauchte sie ein die Tanzkultur des Mittleren Ostens und wurde Mitglied der Ägyptischen Folklore Tanzgruppe von Khaled Seif. Während 7 Jahren tourte sie mit der Gruppe und arbeitete weiterhin als freelance Tänzerin in verschiedenen zeitgenössischen Tanzproduktionen.
Während dieser Zeit begann sie eine eigene zeitgenössische Tanzsprache zu entwickeln und fusionierte Bewegungen des zeitgenössischen Tanzes und den narrativen Tänzen des Mittleren Ostens und Nord Afrika.
Im Jahre 2014 beendete sie die Ausbildung als Orientalische Tanzlehrerin AATEC in Madrid bei der bekannten Tänzerin Nesma Al-Andalus.
Zur Zeit unterrichtet und choreographiert sie für verschiedene Tanz- und Theatergruppen im Westjordan Land und dem Gaza Streifen wie der El-Funoun Dance Company, dem Al-Harah Theatre und der Theatre Day Productions in Gaza City.





 

professional experience as a Oriental Dance Teacher

 

regular Classes:
Tanzwerk 101, Zürich
Tanzen by Marina Wallier, Zürich
Orientalische Tanzschule Zürich (OTZ)
Résodanse Station, Neuchâtel

Workshops:
SASSA, school workshops
Andrew Bond Märli Musical Cast, Wädenswil
Tanzhaus Zürich
El-Funoun Dance Company, Ramallah/Palestine
Al-Harah Theatre, Beit Jalah/Palestine
TDP Gaza City/Palestine
Al-Amal Contemporary Dance School, Nazareth/Palestine
Geste Danse, La-Chaux-de-Fonds
Tribal Fusion Education, Lotzwil
Bellyfusions Festival, Paris/France
Orientalhane, Berlin/Germany
Tribal Remix Festival, Brighton/U.K.
Ballet Dance School, Shizuoka/Japan
Orientalische -und Ethnotanzschule of Khaled Seif, Zürich