"The drum is a female instrument whose shape evokes the circle of the earth, the cycle of the seasons, the moon and the woman. The voice of the drum is the voice of the earth, the heartbeat of life in the womb and the hidden power of life. Drumming involves invoking the witch, the sorceress, the hidden source of energy that every woman carries within her, and the beat marks the constant rhythm of life, and even if the drum stops beating, the natural rhythms will continue."

"Red Moon" by Miranda Gray 

Repeating simple rhythms with the drum that are easy to interpret and maintain, verbal and non-verbal communication develops within the group. The drum unites the people playing it with each other and is an instrument of communication and expressive channelling par excellence. It provides a channel back to our essential nature. Learn to play basic rhythms of belly dance, create a rhythmic sequence and play the drum and dance in unison. Bring your own instrument, Darbuka or Daff - if you don't have one, we can lend you a Daff for the workshop.

Saturday 11th. September from 14h. to 18h. 

Learn the basic rhythm of Bellydance on the Daff.

Saturday 25th. September from 14h. to 18h. 

Create a rhythm sequence and dance in unison.  

(participation in the first workshop necessary)

Drum & Dance

Zürich Tanzt Festival 2021

Collaborating as a teacher at Zürich Tanzt Festival 

CrashKurs in Zürich Tanzt

Dancing through the lockdowns by Zeot Zürich

 Testimonials about dancing during the lockdown


Arabidades by Patricia Álvarez 2020

 Interview by Patricia Álvarez 


Premiere TERRA Cos De Dona 2019

 Created and Directed by Rachida Aharrat

Organised by Qadar 

Earth or Body where we take root and where we grow
Body or Earth that gives shelter and nourishment
Earth or Body of passage or of welcome
Body or Earth that gives life or death
Land or Body where our footprints are engraved

With the special participation of:

Cristina Arribas
Cristina Manrique
Lena Nouar
E-motion company

Aggregate by Alexandra Pirici for Art Basel


11ème Cabaret Oriental International de Genève 2019


Participation at the festival as a dancer and as a teacher

Organised by Apcaa.ch