Workshop Content:Body Expression – Rhythm – Freedom – Celebration

Playful dance workshops mixing game, rhythm and celebration.

These workshops aim to support the development of the child and to encourage them to get to know each other better, to gain self-confidence, to develop their creativity and freedom, and to enrich their expressiveness by exploring the relationship to oneself, to others and the world.

We will also work on the rhythm, important for any dance, which is in a way the setting, the warrant of our dance.

The notion of a group is important in order to promote play together, solidarity, respect, good manners, and celebrate joy together.

Depending on the evolution of the group, a small choreography inspired by children’s movements can be created with a moment dedicated to improvisation.

duration of the workshop: 1 hour

For Who? Children

The animators: Sandra Vanoverberghe

My dance career is very eclectic, but it has always accompanied me since I was little by moving from rhythmic gymnastics, ballroom dancing, Argentine tango, rock and roll to salsa.

I have also practiced African percussion for 10 years and introduced myself to southern Italian percussion.

It’s been six years now that I’m following Gypsy Duende, Oriental Duende and Danza Duende at the non-profit organization Mudriam (Danza Duende Belgium – I am part of a gypsy-inspired dance company: FRENEZA JUPOJ (crazy skirts in Esperanto).

I also taught women’s dance classes at the Maison des Femmes in Schaerbeek.

Working with children has always attracted me because during my youth, I led different groups of children in a youth movement, as well as organized environmental awareness workshops. I have a certificate in eco-pedagogy, focused on environmental education.

I currently teach a dance class for children aged 6 to 8 in extracurricular activties at the Saint-Joseph school in Boondael. and dance workshops for homeless children in collaboration with the SAMU social.

Hélène Gulizziwas born in France, in a family formed by immigration. Andalusia, Sicily, Scotland, England, France
His attraction to music, dance and the visual arts in general is encouraged and supported by his parents. She will follow various training in singing, piano, solfege and dance throughout her life and will graduate of the Beaux-Arts in Lorient in 2004.

Between 2003 and 2009, several collaborations with performing artists will shape his perception of the body, its relationship to Time, Space and the Other. She will be passionate about scenography, decorative painting, performance, street entertainment …

From 2006 until 2015, flamenco will take an increasingly important place in his artistic life, with his trips back and forth between Belgium and Spain to study with artists and masters such as Coral Vados, Federico Ordonez, Marisol Valderama, Juana Amaya, to name only the most regular.

His collaboration between 2012 and 2015 with the jazz flamenco group Trovadotres, in Brussels, will enable him to tame the stage as a soloist and to create many choreographies and rhythmic arrangements with the complicity and the unwavering confidence of Louis Henry, the leader and composer of the group.

During this time, a decisive meeting will allow him to deepen his approach and to free himself from all styles to enter the authenticity of his artistic path and the Breath of his love for the Dance.

In 2014, she discovered the richness of the choreophic teachings of Yumma Mudra and Michel Raji, which she practices constantly until today, through her research and artistic creations and the workshops that she has since given to various audiences.

It offers intensive workshops around rhythm (often flamenco), a work of body awareness, space and rhythm, to release its authentic movement while remaining anchored in its center.

Currently, her workshops are hosted at Mudriam School (, and she is also a member of the international art network Danza Duende Network (, initiated by Yumma Mudra.

She also works with children to create musicals (School of the Stage).
But her most cherished and most rewarding experience as a teacher and artist is the rhythm movement workshop she proposed at the Le Code de l’Equipe (Brussels) day center, thanks to the trust Anne Nouwynck and her collaborators. To release the movement thanks to the rythm and the pulsation common between the members of the group and the music to observe gradually the people out of their inhibitions.

She decided to go back to higher education as a specialized educator to register her work in this field and enrich her experiences.

His most recent artistic and scenic collaborations are:
• Oriental music ensemble Tarabella and singer Noria Zaman, with dancers and colleagues Ninon Robin and Sandra Vanoverberghe (Mudriam and Duendenetwork)
• Trovadotres, jazz flamenco
• Kali Sara, flamenco, gypsy jazz, Balkan music
• Boxon Recital, texts by Maïa Chauvier and world music
• In 2015, a duo collaboration with saxophonist Vincen Robin gives birth to the show Luz-A-zuL.