Greenstone Belly Dance is delighted to be hosting Asiyah in Rotterdam on Saturday the 29th of June to teach an advanced veil workshop. Want to get to know Asiyah better? Here are 6 quick questions that we asked her! 

Lees hier de Nederlandse versie.

Why did you start belly dancing? Belly Dance Championship 2019

As a teenager, the whole idea of “1001 nights” was really appealing to me. During a holiday to Egypt I saw a a belly dancer performing and really felt this was something for me! When I read in the newspaper that Majidah was going to teach in my region, I didn’t hesitate for a second and signed up for a trial lesson. My whole life I have been busy with dance: jazz ballet, street dance, ballroom dancing and salsa; but I found my real passion in belly dance.

How would you describe your style? 

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Asiyah is uitgenodigd door Greenstone Bellydance in Rotterdam om op  zaterdag 29 juni een workshop sluierdans te komen geven. Wil je Asiyah beter leren kennen? Hier zijn 6 korte vragen die we haar hebben gesteld!

Want to learn about Asiyah Suad, 2019 Dutch Dance Sports Belly Dance Champion and special guest at our Summer Workshops & Hafla? Click here to read the English version!

Waarom buikdans?

Als tiener trok de hele sfeer van 1001 nacht mij heel erg. Tijdens een vakantie naar Belly Dance Championship 2019Egypte zag ik een optreden van een buikdanseres en vond dit helemaal bij mij passen. Toen ik in het regionale dagblad las dat Majidah les ging geven in de regio twijfelde ik geen seconde en gaf mij op voor de proefles. Ik ben mijn hele leven al bezig met dans, jazzballet, streetdance, stijldansen en salsa dansen.  Maar mijn echte passie had ik gevonden in buikdans.

Hoe beschrijf je jouw style?

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Siobhan is a professional belly dancer, and the director of Greenstone Belly Dance. She specialises in Egyptian and Modern Fusion styles of belly dance.The first time I performed this piece, I came off stage disappointed with myself.

This piece, “Epilogue,” was meant to be about moving on from the past.

About – one of my favourite phrases, but one that is hard to put into practice – “gently letting go of things not meant for you.” I wasn’t disappointed by my technique, or even by my expression of feeling and emotion on stage. I was disappointed that I finished the piece with a feeling of great sadness and longing, instead of the calm, accepting sort of resolve I had intended and hoped for with the finale.

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We are very excited to announce that Siobhan Camille was named the winner of the 7th edition of the Datura Online Belly Dance with her entry for Zaina!

Watch the video of Siobhan’s entry here:

This choreography was created by Henna, a dancer based in Portland, Oregon, who Siobhan has also been lucky enough to study with in person in the past.

Siobhan is delighted to have been able to take part in this competition, and ecstatic to have been selected as the grand prize winner for “Zaina”!

A special thank you to Darin Young Photography for all his work on filming and editing this piece.

Siobhan is ecstatic to announce that last month, on the 9th of March 2019, she took home 2nd place in the combined Folklore/Fusion category for her two fusion belly dance solos at the International Belly Dance Championships in Wemeldinge! In addition to taking home a trophy, she was awarded with a full pass to the Theatrical Belly Dance Festival in Zeeland this year.

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