"A new way to look at dance movement, as an expressive freedom through energetic channels."
Il Giornale della Danza
Hilal Dance, is an art form based on the theatrical and educational work of Suraya Hilal and Alessandro Bascioni, who’s collaboration and extensive research have created a contemporary idiom; which, encapsulates an holistic movement system working on the physical, mental, energetic and emotional plane. Its foundation is rooted in the integration of eastern and western knowedge and culminates in a coherent and universal code.
The movement concepts of the dance develop in the body across horizontal, vertical and concentric lines that interweave in space and time. The vocabulary has a logical and distinctive approach based on the body’s natural dynamics that work with gravity, shifting the weight and harnessing the energy, promoting connectivity with lyrical and dramatic expressions.
Hilal Dance, ultimately, captures the pure energy of what everyone loves about dance. It combines the joy and freedom of movement, with the refinement of line and expression. With its strong rhythmic and fluid movement, and subtle textures, the dance promotes integrated body alignment, fitness, flexibility and a complete union of body and mind.
This dance is taught in diverse contexts; from schools to social events in the community, without limitation of age, physical ability, social status or ethnicity. Its idiom is understood as an artistic and creative experience, promoting the capacity in every person to communicate through expression.
Hilal Dance, (…) the movements appear organic, fluid and elegant.