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AND SO WE MOVE! IS going urban!

In the middle of an urban cityscape, in an exclusive location, And So We Move! welcomes you to enjoy "A Taste of Dance" in collaboration with Alice Mattalia, Ali Hout, and Miriane Zgheib.

Nestled amongst the everyday bustle of Beirut, we invite you to disconnect and explore your relationship to the outside and nature within through creative body movement. Using african dance vocabulary, connect to mother nature and your 5 senses. Join Alice Mattalia as she subtlety and carefully leads you into an african dance experience accompanied by Ali Hout on live percussion and sound.

In an inspiring green landscape, we invite you to listen, touch, hear, see, smell, and even taste! Miriane Zgheib will guide you through a SoulSoup tasting, awakening and opening up your inner movement.


program

10 PLACES ONLY! First come first serve! Registration deadline is thursday June 9, 2016!

The workshop covers 2 sessions / 2 days in 2 different locations. Attendance is required for both sessions.

Session 1: Thursday June 9, 2016 | 20:15 - 22:00 | Amalgam Studio, Hamra:

  • 1.45 hour body prep yoga session, venue reveal and tasting indications for Saturday.

Session 2: Saturday June 11, 2016 | 7:30 - 16:30 | Private Garden, Beirut:

  • Full day divided into multiple sessions of meditation and african dance exercises (choreography and improvisation) accompanied by live percussion & sounds, food sharing, and SoulSoup tasting.

Previous experience in dance or any form of movement is required


COLLABORATORS & PARTNERS

This urban edition would not be possible without them!

ALICE MATTALIA   She began her research into the movement, body language and dance, more than ten years ago.   She has an academic background in social education and continued with training in “Dance Therapy” in Torino and in “Primitive Expression”with france Shott Billmann, in Paris. She deepened her exploration through the contemporary African dance research of Koffi Koko and Achille Akakpo, inspired by traditional dances of Benin, in Italy, Paris and also in Ouidah, Benin . She is a member of the International Dance Council CID UNESCO and believes in the nature of dance as human knowledge, rather than performance.  Recently she integrated her research with the Yoga practice and after her TTC 200h in the Shiva Shakti Academy. Now on her way to finish her Yogakids TTC (USA ttc) and teaching mostly Kids yoga and Intuitive Flow in children centers, nurseries and yoga spaces in Beirut.  All her classes are supported by live Music, performed by Ali Hout and Imad Hashisho, professional musicians.   ALI HOUT    He is a professional percussionist with over 8 years experience.   He plays oriental and world percussions in many known groups such as Mayal, Asil, and the Great Departed. Ali also experiments with sounds effects and composes scores for theatrical works, most recently Leila's Death. For the past 2 years he has been exploring the relation between sound and body movement, playing drums and producing sound effects during many dance workshops and yoga classes for kids.   Ali has a degree in Direction and Performing Arts from the Lebanese University.

ALICE MATTALIA

She began her research into the movement, body language and dance, more than ten years ago. 

She has an academic background in social education and continued with training in “Dance Therapy” in Torino and in “Primitive Expression”with france Shott Billmann, in Paris. She deepened her exploration through the contemporary African dance research of Koffi Koko and Achille Akakpo, inspired by traditional dances of Benin, in Italy, Paris and also in Ouidah, Benin . She is a member of the International Dance Council CID UNESCO and believes in the nature of dance as human knowledge, rather than performance.

Recently she integrated her research with the Yoga practice and after her TTC 200h in the Shiva Shakti Academy. Now on her way to finish her Yogakids TTC (USA ttc) and teaching mostly Kids yoga and Intuitive Flow in children centers, nurseries and yoga spaces in Beirut.

All her classes are supported by live Music, performed by Ali Hout and Imad Hashisho, professional musicians.

ALI HOUT 

He is a professional percussionist with over 8 years experience. 

He plays oriental and world percussions in many known groups such as Mayal, Asil, and the Great Departed. Ali also experiments with sounds effects and composes scores for theatrical works, most recently Leila's Death. For the past 2 years he has been exploring the relation between sound and body movement, playing drums and producing sound effects during many dance workshops and yoga classes for kids. 

Ali has a degree in Direction and Performing Arts from the Lebanese University.

RAYYA HADDAD    She is a photographer and artist with a passion for dance, yoga and cycling. She has often thought of what it would be like to mesh all of these loves into one project. The rest of her time she spends shooting as a freelancer focusing primarily on cultural and social events, product, interior architecture and portraits particulalry within the family setting. She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institure of Chicago. Through her versatile upbringing and strong social conscience she has found herself creating interventions, performance, and photographic projects that attempt to create potential alternative settings within society. 

RAYYA HADDAD

She is a photographer and artist with a passion for dance, yoga and cycling. She has often thought of what it would be like to mesh all of these loves into one project. The rest of her time she spends shooting as a freelancer focusing primarily on cultural and social events, product, interior architecture and portraits particulalry within the family setting. She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institure of Chicago. Through her versatile upbringing and strong social conscience she has found herself creating interventions, performance, and photographic projects that attempt to create potential alternative settings within society. 

AMALGAM STUDIO   Located in the heart of Hamra, Amalgam is a space for Dance, Circus and Theater, a space for artists to meet and share their skills and talents. Consisting of 100m2 of wooden sprung floor, built with 5 different layers of wood and molding into the finest floor to train the body over, Amalgam will be offering various classes and workshops for both children and adults, welcome all kinds of body arts initiatives, and be available for renting to host trainings and workshops.   Amalgam is a new, fresh space for us to play, dance and explore.

AMALGAM STUDIO

Located in the heart of Hamra, Amalgam is a space for Dance, Circus and Theater, a space for artists to meet and share their skills and talents. Consisting of 100m2 of wooden sprung floor, built with 5 different layers of wood and molding into the finest floor to train the body over, Amalgam will be offering various classes and workshops for both children and adults, welcome all kinds of body arts initiatives, and be available for renting to host trainings and workshops. 

Amalgam is a new, fresh space for us to play, dance and explore.

MIRIANE ZGHEIB   I am what I eat.  As an interior architect for 15 years, I was integrated in almost every part of the "design" discipline, even food. This is why, it is called : food design. So I am a food designer. Soulsoup is my first product with the aim of enhancing the culture of soup intakes in our society, knowing how much benefits it can have to our system. My soup is fresh and cold in hot summer days, warm and smooth in cold winter days. It dances through the season, and it flow in our body with multiple positive reasons.

MIRIANE ZGHEIB

I am what I eat. 
As an interior architect for 15 years, I was integrated in almost every part of the "design" discipline, even food. This is why, it is called : food design. So I am a food designer.
Soulsoup is my first product with the aim of enhancing the culture of soup intakes in our society, knowing how much benefits it can have to our system.
My soup is fresh and cold in hot summer days, warm and smooth in cold winter days.
It dances through the season, and it flow in our body with multiple positive reasons.

ROMY LYNN ATTIEH   She is a dancer. She has produced, organized and participated in various dance projects in Lebanon. She is currently completing an MA in Anthropology (American University of Beirut), with an emphasis in kinship. She also works as a writer, editor, and translator.

ROMY LYNN ATTIEH

She is a dancer. She has produced, organized and participated in various dance projects in Lebanon. She is currently completing an MA in Anthropology (American University of Beirut), with an emphasis in kinship. She also works as a writer, editor, and translator.

SOULSOUP BY MIRIANE ZGHEIB   How many people really taste what they eat during busy days? Do they actually know how to taste? Is food just a energy intake or more? I am here to show you that food and taste are not to be dissociated. For great fulfilling pleasure and quality, both matters. My name is Miriane Zgheib. I am a Food Designer graduated from the Brussels Royal Art Academy in Belgium. Upon my return to Beirut, I decided to focus on soup making. Soup is a major meal in Europe, especially before lunchtime, and has many benefits. So, I came up with the “The Soul soup” concept, the soup sipped in a cup, delivered warm and fresh right to your door. I live in Gemmayze and have a lovely garden full of fragrant herbs waiting to be tasted. I prepare the fresh soup in the morning and I deliver it myself almost each day between 12h and 1h00, so my clients can indulge in a portion of delicious soup before having a lunch. Mushrooms, leek, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots and many others are typical local season vegetables, meant for great soups.

SOULSOUP BY MIRIANE ZGHEIB

How many people really taste what they eat during busy days? Do they actually know how to taste? Is food just a energy intake or more? I am here to show you that food and taste are not to be dissociated. For great fulfilling pleasure and quality, both matters.
My name is Miriane Zgheib. I am a Food Designer graduated from the Brussels Royal Art Academy in Belgium. Upon my return to Beirut, I decided to focus on soup making. Soup is a major meal in Europe, especially before lunchtime, and has many benefits. So, I came up with the “The Soul soup” concept, the soup sipped in a cup, delivered warm and fresh right to your door.
I live in Gemmayze and have a lovely garden full of fragrant herbs waiting to be tasted. I prepare the fresh soup in the morning and I deliver it myself almost each day between 12h and 1h00, so my clients can indulge in a portion of delicious soup before having a lunch.
Mushrooms, leek, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots and many others are typical local season vegetables, meant for great soups.

 

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

Video by Ghina Daou and Richard Ballan from And So We Move! 2nd Edition 2014

    Photos  by   Sami Dagher from  And So We Move! 2nd Edition 2014

 Photos by Sami Dagher from And So We Move! 2nd Edition 2014

 

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