Somatics & Embodied Egyptian Dance®

Maria Martinez Peñalba and Marie Al Fajr with live music

Summer Event in Bologna - Italy - Zambra Studio Via Lugo 10 (any change will be comunicated at the end of March)

Date and Time

5 - 10 July 6 days workshops

Daily program:

9.30 - 10.15 Ritual dance inspired from Sufi Egyptian Zikr 10.30 - 12. 30 Body-Mind Centering®
14.00 - 14.45 Music room
15.00 - 17.30 Dance with live Music

On the first day we will have an afternoon session 14.00 - 18.00

On the last day we will have a morning session 9.3 -13.30 followed by an informal festive gathering before returning home.


595€ with a non-refundable deposit of 300€ before 25th of April 645€ if registered after.


LET'S DIVE INTO FLUIDITY THIS SUMMER!!  Maria Martinez - Amir Ezzat - Mourad Adli - Marie Al Fajr

Let's dive into the inner sea of our beings through dance music and an integrated experience of our fluid bodies and movement qualities.

Let's search for flexibility and ease, flow and balance, inner stability and vitality, stillness and ongoing free motion, authenticity and diversity of expressions, quality of presence and of emotional state, musicality....

Ahlân - Welcome!

This summer with a focus on formal Arabo Egyptian Music... Live Classical and Contemporary Form will be explored to support our research, explorations and movement improvisations.

These 6 days are a unique opportunity for you:

  • to immerse yourself in the timeless universal language of a "body wisdom" through Egyptian dance with its technique, qualities and poetic expression.
  • to experience and feel the fullness of your own vibration through the pulse of rhythm and the breath of live music.
  • to enhance your dance and body awareness with the somatic tools of BMC®.

BMC belongs to the field of Somatic Education and is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness.

These 6 days are open to anyone who wants to cultivate presence, awareness and well-being through movement, as well as anyone who wishes to discover or increase their knowledge of this beautiful and organic ancient dance tradition with its current relevance.

Amateurs, dance lovers, beginners or accomplished dancers...
You are all welcome.

Intructor's Bio

Maria Martinez - Amir Ezzat - Mourad Adli - Marie Al Fajr

Both teachers Maria Martinez Peñalba(BMC® Practitioner and Teacher) and Marie Al Fajr (Somatic Educator through Movement – BMC®) have more than 25 years experience in the fields of Egyptian dance and movement and are happy to share their expertise for your personal development.

Talented musicians from the young generation of Egypt, Murad Adli (ney and kawala) and Amir Ezzat (riqq and daff) will give music classes and improvise for us and with us, supporting our dance expression during our 6 days.

Contact and Payment

To register, please request a form and send it back signed, together with your deposit to:

You are welcome to contact us for more information:
Marie Al Fajr   00 33 623508385 / Maria Martinez  00 39 3477902524


martinezpenalba [at] gmail [dot] com
compagnie.alfajr [at] gmail [dot] com