Duo Oriental: Danila & Kephaa
Danila dancer and choreographer, is graduate teacher in Oriental Dance, she teaches belly dance since 1999. Born in Milan, began his artistic training as a dancer at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
He studied Oriental dance with Internationally renowned masters such as: Zaza Hassan, Mahmoud Reda, M. Raqia Hassan, Khaled Mahmoud, Dr. Mo Geddawi, Jillina Carlano, Essam Mounir, Ali Sherif, Amir Thaleb, Leila Haddad, Saida Helou, Alaa El Din Youssef , Dina Queen of Cairo etc.
She is Artistic Director with Kephaa, his partner in art and life, '"Oriental Academy" and the group "Oriental Troupe" of Palermo.
She prefers the study of classical Egyptian style, creating a personal style that leads to the creation of original choreography with which participates in many Regional and National Events.
She is also a well-being operator: Reiki, crystals, Flowers of Bach, Pyramid Therapy, Feng shui, Bioenergetics and anti-stress techniques.
She is the author of a book on Egyptian belly dance "Le Danze di Iside" presented at the "Salone Internazionale del Libro" of Turin.
Through its methodology and approach to teaching, the courses and workshops with Danila are much appreciated for the care and elegance of gesture.
In November 2004 she was the teacher of Oriental Dance Workshop "Dance as a means of connection to the subtle energies", of Turin, to Grand Galà of Schools of Dance and Oriental Art "All the Arts in the will for unity and peace among peoples".
She has danced with Kephaa for 3 times in the presence of the Consul of Morocco and during the last 2 editions of the Festival Marhaba.
She has danced with Kephaa at the event "BENEDIVINO" with the artistic direction of Vittorio Sgarbi and Oliviero Toscano, she also dances at the event International "Cous Cous Fest"
… Was part of the group, also a dancer who performed in pair with a beautiful daughter of the desert, a male belly dancer which probably had behind him, a strong classical ballet training, because in his movements there was nothing of funny or female, but he perfectly controlled a natural elegance of the movements …
Kephaa Eclectic Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer, began studying dance following the courses of technical Classical Academic Vaganova method and modern jazz dance.
Afterwards he perfected his technique by studying in New York City at "American Ballet Theatre".
His approach to Oriental Dance happens because of love for the Arab lands narrated from his grandmother born in Tunisia.
He studied Oriental dance with Internationally renowned masters such as: Mahmoud Reda, Zaza Hassan, Raqia Hassan, Dr. Mo Geddawi, Laila Haddad, Maya Gaorry, Jillina Carlano, Amir Thaleb, Dina, Yamil Annum, Saida Helou, Essam Mounir, Ali Sherif, Mona Habib, Khaled Mahmoud, Alaa El Din Youssef, Sharon Kihara etc…
He is Artistic Director with Danila of "Oriental Academy" and the group "Oriental Troupe" in Palermo
His dynamic style, ranging, from classic to merge with more modern influences, and his ability to interpret, make him a dancer versatile and innovative.
Kephaa's classes and workshops are much appreciated because he deals very much to expression of the body, that is, to bring out by the students the expression that dance requires, indeed, the expression of the body allows you to experiment and to discover new contexts of communication, through the body and dance putting us in the game on the potential of the body, little explored in daily life.
He has danced with Danila for 3 times in the presence of the Consul of Morocco and during the last 2 editions of the Festival Marhaba.
He has danced with Kephaa at the event "BENEDIVINO" with the artistic direction of Vittorio Sgarbi and Oliviero Toscano, she also dances at the event International "Cous Cous Fest" and participates in the program Television "Cultura Moderna" MEDIASET.