The ninth edition of the Raks Madrid international festival of Arabic music and dance will take place in April 2020. the festival is created to enable the dancers to understand essence of Arabic music as well as the means to interpret it through dance, and promote our art to a wider public.
About Julia Salmerón “Nesma”
From a family of artists, Nesma started to perform in TV shows and theatre when she was a teenager. Nesma lived in Cairo from 1993–1998, where she obtained her extensive knowledge of Oriental dance, Egyptian folklore, Arabic music, culture and traditions.
Nesma performed as a soloist with her own orchestra in over 3,500 shows on the most prestigious stages of Cairo.
She broadened her artistic career in the National Egyptian Folkloric Ballet, The Reda Troupe. Since 1998 she has danced and taught around the world. In Spain she founded her own school and a prestigious dance company, Al-Andalus Danza. She is renowned as a pioneer in the Arab-Andalusian dance. Nesma’s deep knowledge and long experience as an instructor, dancer and producer along with her love for teaching has made her an essential master for passionate Oriental dancers worldwide.
Nesma will be in Japan in February for the second phase of the Muwashahat project Japan. Nesma will teach the choreographies and pass the auditions to perform in the Dance. The project is organized by Al-Andalus Japan Company codirected by Ema Yokozaki & Salima Orientaldance.
The early bird registration deadline for the two al-Andalus camps has been extended until October 15, 2018. The coming camps will take place in January, from 6 to 13 the “classic” version, and from 13 to 20 the “intensive” version. In addition to this offer, a discount will be applied in the case of following the two courses in a row.
It is not only her skills, education and dance that make her extraordinary but also her perception of beauty and the reflection of her elegance and inner warmth in her dance.
With Nesma I have learned a different way of seeing dance and interpreting music. It is a delight to watch her dance because she enjoys it and knows how to connect with the audience and transmit it well.
Nesma is a wonderful artist and teacher. She is very thoughtful and generous, her teaching is exceptional, inspiring and professional.
Nesma is a great teacher and professional of the dance field. She teaches in a didactic way. She is very respectful and at the same time she is very generous when sharing her wide knowledge.
We all know that she is an exceptional dancer, but as a teacher she is even more exceptional, she has the vocation, the wisdom and the love towards her creation and her creatures.
Nesma is simply fantastic! She’s a very good teacher with an excellent technique and an undeniable experience.
Nesma is exigeant and carefull at the time. She is not afraid to deliver her “secrets” and to share her experience to accompany us on the path of the dancer, sometimes tortuous.