World Cultures Dance and Arts Festival
May 27th & 28th, 2017

Mariel Sitka of Argentina Returns to Ireland


International Guest Instructor 2017 – Mariel Sitka

We are proud to announce Mariel Sitka’s return to Ireland after 4 years! Originally Mariel was the International Guest Instructor of Shakefest 2013 but is back again to teach 2 more fabulous workshops that have never before been taught in Ireland!

Mariel’s Oriental Dance workshops will take place on Saturday, May 27th from 11am and ending at 5pm in the Morning Room of Charleville Castle. After the last workshop which ends at 4pm, we can relax, drink some tea and discuss Oriental dance in the world today.

Mariel’s aim in coming to Ireland to conduct these workshops is to create further learning and understanding of the Folklore of Egyptian Oriental Dance in all of its Authenticity for students in this country, so that they can immerse themselves in this culture through the expression in their future dances, and to always think of the Nile and the origins of these dance techniques.  Mariel has studied with countless Egyptian dance masters including Mahmoud Reda and Mohamad Kazafy, as well as staged performance collaborations at her school in Buenos Aires.


More of Mariel Sitka’s work: