Illan discovered Tribal Dance when he was 11,while watching videos of Rachel Brice. He took Tribal dancing lessons for two years with a member of Nejma Company. In March 2007, he participated in a regional contest and obtained the first place, unanimously and with congratulations from the jury, leading him to the final in May 2007, where he gained the first place in his category. Then onwards, he took workshops to improve his dance (Sharon Kihara,Rachel Brice, Anasma, Mardi Love…); and entered the Louis Liard high school in Falaise in 2008, where he chose dance as a primary option. In his time at school, he encountered a great number of choreographers in African & Contemporary dances, and ballet (Dominique Duszynski, Jean Marc Piquemal ,Jean guizerix, Dominique Jegou…).
Illan has now become a self-taught dancer, who finds his inspiration in details from the everyday life, eager to discover always more to keep on growing. Different styles and atmospheres form his dance.
Dancer, choreographer, teacher in Italy and abroad. A pioneer of Tribal Fusion and Tribal Style in Sicily and training professor for teachers and dancers.
Student of Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical Dance) at the Conservatory of Vicenza.
Artistic director of Tribalnatyam, one of the largest events dedicated to Tribal Fusion in Italy.
Fascinated by Eastern cultures as a child, Lamia Barbara is grown in contact with art and music thanks to women painters and poets of her family.
Based in Catania, Italy, she’s currently traveling on a monthly basis throughout Italy and abroad as teacher and performer. During her workshops the attention is devoted to a strong technical background, the merger of a large variety of styles according to tradition, the composition of dance and choreography, and to the great importance given to expressiveness and emotional interpretation.
Lamia Barbara offers a vision of dance detached from conventional patterns and continuously evolving, working on choreographies and improvisations that explore the theme of the female body and its spirituality deeply connected with the physical.
Lamia considers herself an eternal student, devoting to the ongoing research of the connection between bodily expression, poetry and spirituality (through her studies in Yoga, theater, ballet and contemporary dance, Butoh theater-dance, Bharatanatyam and Odissi – classical dances from India), trying to share as much as possible the results of her studies through workshops and regular classes.
Student of Bharatanatyam, Classical Indian Dance at the Conservatory of Vicenza, in 2010 was certified in the I level of Fusion bellydance technique’s format with Suhaila Salimpour.
In 2011 she joined Manca Pavli’s Amaya Dance Company, with which participated to the European tour. In the same year she began the artistic collaboration with her friend Violet Scrap leading up to the project Vio.La.
Director of Korenaga Tribe troupe, she often collaborate with musicians, directors and choreographers from all over Europe creating performances that blend theater, music and dance.
Lamia Barbara is guest artist and teacher at some of the most prestigious international festivals of Eastern and Tribal dances.
For her, dance is a path that offers the opportunity to seek awareness through music and bodily expression.