Sacred Folk Arts
Zenovía has spent decades practicing the art of dance and movement and offers private and group instruction in movement and "sacred belly dance" for posture, stance and self-expression.
She has been dancing Greek dances from Asia Minor (her ethnic background) since she could walk and as a child danced ballet and tap. Since her teenage years - beside dancing to rock, blues, soul and jazz - she has been studying dances from around the world with an emphasis on Near Eastern dance (commonly known as "bellydance"), the music of which was a predominant musical background growing up. She has performed at public and private events including: in Greek, Moroccan and Egyptian clubs and restaurants, rock clubs, at county fairs, at spiritual workshops, for private parties and sacred events and gatherings, and has taught ongoing weekly classes as well as special workshops and private lessons for individuals.
Her ethnic dance studies include those from Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, southern Italy and Africa with masters such as Ibrahim Farrah, Jehan Kamal, Dr. Mo Gedawi, Magana & Devi Baptiste, Alessandra Belloni, Bubatunde Olatunji, and others. She went to her first bellydance class with her mother as a young teen.
She has also studied: healing techniques;, transformative and therapeutic movement with Suki Rappaport Munzell, Joy Berta, Anna Halpern and Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythm theory; has practiced yoga, and has years of practice and study of the long form of Yang style Tai Chi.
She combines her knowledge of the energetic body, ethnic dance, the eastern movement arts, bodywork and aromatherapy in her movement sessions and classes which are offered periodically or by request. Her classes are transformative, inspiring, and fun.