Wednesday, November 18, 2009

[media-bali] Asian Bellly Dance festival 2010..Who is Jilina? why Jilina as The Master of the Belly Dance?



JILLINA (Bellydance Evolution Creator)

A Master dancer, instructor & choreographer, Jillina has devoted her life to dance. In 1999 she started her own dance company, Jillina’s Sahlala Dancers and then, in 2003, she joined the Bellydance Superstars where she served as the artistic director and main choreographer until 2009. She continues to serve as one of their principle choreographers. In the spring of 2009 Jilllina started Bellydance Evolution, for which she is also a producer, co-creator and performer. Jillina pulls from a strong dance background in Middle Eastern, Folklore, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop to create a colorful Middle Eastern fusion Repertoire. Jillina travels extensively, teaching seminars and performing in concerts. Her talents have taken her to England, Scotland, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Mexico Brazil, Argentina, Canada, France, Italy, Monaco, Germany, Belgium, Brussels, Austria, Holland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Luxembourg and Egypt, gaining her recognition by the dance community worldwide. Jillina has won numerous awards from IAMED and the Giza Academy, including Best Modern Egyptian Dancer, Best  Instructional Video, Best Dance Company and Dancer of the Year. Audiences around the world admire her artistic interpretations, understanding of the culture, and innovative style. Jillina has appeared on a number of television programs, including, “Dancing With The Stars” in the fall of 2008. She has co-produced 9 instructional DVDs, which, due to their success, are now offered in 5 different languages. She has also been featured in numerous award winning Performance DVDs. Through her years of professional teaching experience, Jillina has mastered the art of dance instruction to artists of all levels. Whether she is coaching someone individually or teaching a group of 1,000 students, she has a special ability to connect with people on and off the dance floor. Jillina serves as the teacher to some of today’s most admired stars. Annual trips to Egypt allow her to progress in her art as well as keep up with all the modern trends. As a master instructor, she upholds the integrity and tradition of this ancient and beautiful art form while incorporating her signature style. In the summer of 2009, Jillina was invited to be a featured performer in the prestigious Ahlan Wa Sahlan closing Gala, in Egypt; an honor which has never before been awarded to an American. Currently Jillina owns Evolution Dance Studios located in Universal City, California, USA. Evolution offers classes in all forms of dance – everything from bellydance to ballet, salsa to zumba, tango to tap and hip-hop to fire dance. The studio provides rehearsal space to some of Hollywood’s top artists and serves as a focal point for the Los Angeles Dance Community.


Workshop Themes:

Percussive Precision - Move your hips with intricate precision and embody the spirit of Arabic rhythms. Learn the techniques and drill the combinations to create an exciting and powerful drum solo


Contemporary Oriental - Egyptian style choreography. Emerce yourself in this delicious music with flowing floor patterns, articulate hip work and an emphasis on instrumentation. Learn how to translate different rhythms not just through movement, but also through emotional expression.

Juicy Pop Song - This Arabic song is full of juicy bits and broad dynamics. Combine useful combinations and funky floor patterns with personal expression. From dramatic accents to slow and smooth moves this choreography will enhance your range of motion and emotion in dance.


Check the sample of the show:







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