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Esmii comes from France and can be sure of the greatest attention wherever she goes. Her exotic folklore dances and experimental performances have much in store for the eye and the heart of other dancers. Especially for the anniversary Leyla and Roland Jouvana have invited her back to their festival.


Interview with
by Marcel Bieger
How were the last years to you?

These last two years have been well laden with emotions and projects. A  tour of shows with an Contemporary African ; the end of Chekchouka tribe; the birth of the new Nawalé company with traditional North African inspired dances; many artistic collaborations with other dancers for video clip series;. and several solo performances in musical evocations of the World Fusion and Experimental.

What is special with the Oriental Festival of Europe that keeps you coming?

I met Leyla in 2008, when I started into bellydance, and she marked me with her kindness and personality. She invited me for the 25th anniversary.

Please enlighten us about your workshop.

I give 2 workshops:

First in traditional Moroccan female dances. We will dance in a circle to share our energy with movements and techniques inspired by several styles of dance: Ahouach, Hamadcha, Chaabi, Tamangra, Chikhate, and  Zaar. We will also express ourselves in freestyle solos communicating with the energy of the group.

The Second workshop: Afro-contemporary. We will learn choreography, fluid, graceful, using contemporary fusion technical in several dimensions using the floor. And we will bring the lonely choreography to the group for a dance result together.

Esmii on facebook ...

Esmii ist guest at

Leyla and Roland Jouvana's
25. Oriental Festival of Europe

28. November - 3. December 2017 in Duisburg

Infos and registration:
Fri., 01.12., 14:45 – 16:45 h

Traditional Moroccan dances, technique, basic steps, groove, dance in group together, in line and in circle ... 2 hours women power, fun & energy sharing!
Info & registration ...
Sun., 3.12., 09:15 - 11:15 h

Oriental dance Afro-contemporary fusion, alliance of technicality between the bellydance and the sub-Saharan African dance in a contemporary structure. ...
Info & registration ...

Workshops with Esmii