Oriental Dance: Project 2019/2020

Workshop with Manis

Manis’ large-scale, all-year dance project is dedicated to oriental dance. Different oriental dance techniques, isolation exercises, posture and expression are the heart of all efforts. In this, a special emphasis is placed on the development of choreographies consisting of group and solo dances, musical interpretation and stage presence. The project’s focus will be chosen in accordance with the participants. To this end, Manis offers the following topics: Saidi stick dance, tambourine, khaleegy (Saudi), sabre dance, drum soloing, Latino-Oriental, Spanish-Oriental, oriental jazz, Afro-Oriental and many more. The project will conclude with a dance show.

A new Oriental Dance Project starts in the second semester 2020.

Portrait of Manis


Manis is a choreographer and dancer and has been an appreciated oriental dance teacher at tanzhaus nrw for almost 30 years. Her classes are marked by spontaneity and liveliness. Manis regularly guests at international genre dance festivals, both solo and with her dance ensemble Sinam, founded in 1995. In 1995, she won the “Halim Prize”, awarded by the eponymous trade magazine, with Sinam. Manis has been an active teacher at the house since 1990, and as such has also been a part of the “Werkstatt” teaching team at tanzhaus nrw’s precursor. She has been crucial in building the oriental dance sector at the house, of which the Festival Orientale was a part for many years.


  • Course number
  • Type
  • Title
    Oriental Dance: Project 2019/2020
  • Instructor
  • Start date
    10:30 – 14:30
  • Please note

    Showing: 22.02.2020

  • Fee
    1000,00€ / 700,00€ discount