DANCING OR DANCER?…. yes, there is a distinction.

115_115It is very common for students to meet a particular expectation by externally ‘painting on’ a shape or being taught to ‘perform’, rather than to seek a deeper experience with their bodies, and by extension their movement expression.

Dance movement, indeed any authentic, systemic movement must first be seeded from deep within.   Often, in the beginning, the seed is so small as to be indiscernible except to the most trained eye.   It is the role of the seasoned teacher to determine which is occurring from the very inception – a forced external expression, or the true genisis of the movement – the student, once aware of this important distinction, has the opportunity to develop both the deep ‘unconcious internal knowing’ and the ‘conscious external structure’.  Every ancient civilisation holds these principles bestowing a different language and stories for the same meaning.    Ancient Egypt is no exception and holds its own disciplines, myths and language to describe this familiar and eternal dance of balance and energy. The body/mind/spirit is inextricably intertwined and we need a fine balance to bring freedom and beauty to movement.  Find out more by registering your interest for courses or workshops – where we would travel together on this heart felt journey.

Juliet Le Page December 2016

‘the fruit tree yielding fruit whose seed is inside itself’’    Sufi saying

A few testimonials from students:

…………”Thank you Juliet, once again for bringing the gift of Egyptian dance into my life, and with it all the wonderous shifts in my awareness and my energy flow.  Every class is a feast I look forward to experiencing…. Learning dance from you has been a revelation. I have always loved to dance.  Movement and music always excites me, but you have awoken me to so much more.  The connection of dance to my spirit and soul. I can’t thank you enough for that”.         D.H

“Juliet has transformed my life and way of thinking, in mind, body and spirit. An amazing talent, so knowledgeable on all levels, uniquely special and has saved me from myself and old ways with respect to poor posture and poor exercise regimes after many injuries in the gym with instructors who have little training and little care. Juliet has helped me overcome old injuries and is completely passionate and graceful in her instructions. In Juliet’s gorgeous studio she has the ability to transcend time and take you to a beautiful place and you leave feeling reborn! Thank you Juliet. A truly beautiful lady!   NTD x”

Link to more testimonials on the EED website  http://www.eed.com.au/page/dance/testimonials/index.html

Please also follow this link to another blog post ‘The Javelin Principle’ which may be of interest to more experienced students.

http://www.eed.com.au/blog/?p=1046

About juliet

Juliet Le Page has trained in many dance forms including Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Flamenco and Middle Eastern Dance. She was one of the earliest exponents of Belly Dance in Melbourne and her first performance was in 1980. She soon became disenchanted with Belly Dance and stopped to pursue other opportunities in the arts, including script re-writes, directing, production as well as performance in theatre, TV and film. In 1995 Juliet was introduced to the work of Hilal and has since traveled the world in pursuit of excellence in the art of teaching and performing Egyptian Dance. Her dedication and discipline was rewarded in 2000 when she was invited to become an Applicant for teacher training by the Hilal Art Foundation. Juliet was awarded her full licence in 2004. She continues to hone her skills under the auspice of Marie Al Fajr. She has lectured in universities and to arts groups and has also been interviewed on National radio and for documentaries. She has performed for Arabic festivals, television and in theaters at the invitation of arts bodies. In July 2003, Juliet was invited by The Consul General of Egypt to perform at the official function celebrating Egyptian National Day. She has been interviewed and has performed on the Egyptian Show on community television. She has completed studies in psychology, anatomy and physiology and is a qualified fitness instructor as well as a licenced practitioner of the GYROKINESIS® Method*. Her research and knowledge on functional alignment and physical form relative to Egyptian dance is an important and distinctive component of her teaching. In her purpose built studio she also offers Pilates/Yoga Core Work, and Holistic Stretch classes incorporating PNF method. Juliet has been invited to sit as a panel examiner for professional dance and performance arts academies including the Australian Ballet School - (Spanish Dance 2001-2009). She also has professional experience in theater, film and television in various areas of production, acting and dance. Juliet is also affiliated with Tanz Raum, an international platform where similarly trained and accredited artists share knowledge, experience and resource to inspire excellence in the teaching and performance of Egyptian Dance. She has also taught at the international workshops organised by them. Tanzraum recognizes dedication and integrity and also produces high quality C.D's of traditional Egyptian music**. Juliet’s passion for her chosen genre is evident in her teaching and performance. Her objective is to bring to students an awareness of the intricate and rich cultural heritage of Egypt through the beauty and benefits of the dance art form. Please visit the website for more information www.eed.com.au * GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission. ** See the Music section for CD & DVD sales. Back to Home.
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