February 2023 - Performance @ the A'isha Azar Dance Project Later Winter Hafla, Spokane WA (USA)
2022-2023 Supreme Saturday Specials @ CKE Eindhoven, the Netherlands
29.10.2022 - Iris/Farha Company @ Gala show 'Postcards from Cairo to Los Angeles', Viersen, Germany
07.09.2022! New weekly courses @ 't Trefpunt, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
07/08-2022 Coming soon! 2nd Annual 'Sharqi Summerschool' @ 't Trefpunt, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
18.06.2022 Iris/Farha Company Show @ Sense of Bellydance Hafla, Torenlaan Theater Zeist, the Netherlands
12.06.2022 Middelandse Zeetuinen Uilenbroek, Middelburg, the Netherlands
10.06.2022 - Official CIAD Competition Jury @ Dancando Com Arte, Santo Andre, Brazil
29.05.2022 Iris/Farha Company Show @ het Wasven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
13.04 - 13.07.2022 Intro classes @ Dance Around the World @ CKE Eindhoven, the Netherlands
09.04.2022 Performance @ Tonny's Tribute Show, Theater Santbergen, Hilversum, the Netherlands
03.04.2022 Workshops & Shows @ Dag van de Amateurkunst 2022 @ CKE Eindhoven, Netherlands
13.02.2022 Performance @ The A'isha Azar Project Late Winter Hafla, Spokane WA, (USA)
23.10.2021 LECTURE "Body positivity & body image representation in Egypt and the international Oriental dance scene" - CIAD International Dance Congress ONLINE, Brazil
Farha Egyptian Dance Company has had a wonderful first semester with a plethora of incredible events we got to be a part of.
First international gigs have been booked and we are working hard to bring you the best of the best.
Click on through to discover our all new showgroup!
Showgroup classes continue at 't Trefpunt Eindhoven!
Beginners/continuing classes to start - date will be announced.
CIAD Brazil online competition was a blast! Congratulations from the jury to all winners!
The A'isha Azar Project Late Winter Hafla in Spokane, WA (USA) will return February 2023!
Farha and Iris had their first international shows at Gawharet Masr festival featuring Nada el Masriya
and 'Postcards from Cairo to Los Angeles' in Germany organised by Anna Radici and Asra!
We had a blast!
Last but not least, rumor has it...
A revival of a beloved international collaboration between two powerhouse dancers might be up and coming...
Welcome to Iris Bellydance.
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"Each decent Oriental dancer must express life, death, happiness, sorrow, love and anger, but above all she must have dignity." ~Tahia Karioka
"Egyptian dance is a very naked kind of art, in the sense that
on stage, we expose our deepest emotions through movement.
The height of a good Oriental dance performance is in the depths you can move your audience to on a visceral level. It's living poetry:
this moment is all there is and it's bound to make you feel something."
Iris' Egyptian oriented style is technically solid, soulful and versatile, exploring modern concepts while remaining 'baladi' at heart. She is internationally sought after for her groundbreaking taqasim work, authentic artistry within classical, folkloric and contemporary Egyptian dances and extensive musicality.
Iris performs and teaches internationally, forms a duo with dance partner Tato and has toured music festivals throughout Europe with Electro-Shaabi collective ‘Cairo Liberation Front’. She is an active coach and choreographer for Oriental dancers of all levels, featuring her work in shows and competitions throughout the world. She recently entered the dance world as lecturer as well, researching and speaking on all topics body image and body positivity from both historical and modern viewpoints within Egypt and the international Oriental dance scene beyond.
Iris teaches weekly Egyptian Bellydance classes at Trefpunt Eindhoven, is part of CKE Eindhoven's 'Dance Around the World' teacher team and provides intensive in-depth Egyptian dance training through her CKE-based 'Supreme Saturday Specials'.
Iris has received multiple international awards, among which various notations as BeNeLux champion, Bellydancer of the World, an Orientalicious cup and an honorary 'Miss Bellydance CIAD' award for her work as a performer, choreographer, guest teacher/lecturer and competition judge.
"4 of my relatives booked her the day after our wedding" - Tunesian newlyweds
"Dances like an Egyptian." - Egyptian restaurant owner
"Brilliant, just brilliant" - Taqasim course participant, Denmark
"Richtiges Powerpaket!" - Spectator at a live music show in Germany
"Nobody has given us this kind of tuition in Egyptian musicality before." - Taqasim course participant, Denmark
"Her crazy energy drew us in from the street to watch. It's contagious" - Passers by at Shi Sha restaurant, Den Bosch, NL
"Posture, technique, musicality... the full package. I feel like I've learned so much" - Beginner student
"Iris really gets it." - Dancer at 'Baharat!' dance company, Spokane (WA), USA
Teacher, Artist, Choreographer, Coach, Lecturer
Professional Oriental dancer specialised in the Egyptian dances.
Nearly 20 years of experience providing high-quality dance education in various dance forms of North-Africa and the Middle-East and authentic, lively entertainment suitable for all audiences.
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