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الروح

الروح

"روح الفيلسوف تقيم في رأسه؛ وروح الشاعر في قلبه؛ وروح المغني في حنجرته؛ أما روح الراقصة فإنها تقطن في جسدها كله." —خليل جبران

Improvisation

Improvisation

"I am my own experiment; I am my own work of art." —Madonna

Dialogue

Dialogue

"La danse est l'une des formes les plus parfaites de communication avec l'intelligence infinie." —Paulo Coelho

المكان

المكان

"الراقصة البارعة هي التي تستطيع الرقص في أي مكان، ولو في مساحة متر مربع واحد." —تحية كاريوكا

Passion

Passion

"It is not the rhythm or the steps that make the dance; But the passion that goes in the souls of those who dance." —Augusto Branco

Sentiment

Sentiment

"La danse est une poésie muette." —Simonide de Céos

About LAYAN

 

Layan is known for her fluidity of motion and her natural, Egyptian style; on stage her engaging and charming demeanor dazzles her audiences, who often find her energy quite contagious! She specializes exclusively in improvisation, and is ready to dance in the moment, at any moment.

 

Layan took her first steps in bellydance in 2008, and having felt an instant connection with the art, has never looked back since. She has studied oriental and folkloric styles with locally and internationally-renowned teachers in Canada, the United States and Egypt, including Dina, Randa Kamel, Aida Nour, Karim Nagi, Zafirah of Montreal and most recently Samantha Burnstein, among others.

 

Although American in origin, she is an Alexandrian at heart, having lived and studied there extensively. She speaks both Modern Standard and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, after being inspired to understand the songs of Umm Kalthoum and Mohammed Abdel Wahhab.