In this blog we will introduce her to you:
Isis Zahara promotes Oriental Dance, music and Middle Eastern culture by organizing the international the international Festival Al Dunya in the Netherlands. She is graduated Bachelor Degree in Anthropology and Master Degree in Dance Education at State University of Campinas, Brazil.
Her first contact with the Middle Eastern dances was by the Sufi dance from Turkey. The Sufism is a Mystical Order from Islam that considered the dance as a part of the prayer. That influence extended beyond her studies about the Middle East Dances in the University. The study became a book about the oriental history (translation to Dutch is in process). As a part of her professional development, Isis studies with renowned International master choreographers as Raqia Hassan, Mohamed Salah, Mona Ghazi, Amany Farouk, Mona Ghazi etc.
Isis Zahara moved to Netherlands in the year 2011 and started her own dance school: Isis Zahara Studio in Den Bosch area. In 2011 she began the dance studies with Aisa Lafour and become part of her showteam: Deyy el Amar.
In may 2013 Isis Zahara founded her own showteam: Al-Dunya in order to improve her accomplishments as choreographer. In the year 2015 Al Dunya showteam conquered national and international awards and was 4th in the ranking of "Belly Dance of the world" contest in Germany.
The Al-Dunya International Festival is an anual event that celebrates the Oriental Dance through competition, performances and workshops with worldwide master teachers.