Sara Toscano

Sara Toscano is a Portuguese dancer based in Athens.

 

Specialized in Belly Dance, Ancient Greek Dance and pedagogy, her unique perspective on dance is strongly influenced by her background in Advertisement: Sara's love for dance goes beyond movement as she approaches different dance styles through its narratives, symbolism and ability to communicate with an audience.

 

A certified dance teacher by the Rotterdam's Foundation for Arts' Education in the Netherlands and with a diploma in pedagogical skills by the Institute for education and professional training (IEFP) in Portugal, Sara has taught dance to women of all ages, children, teenage refugees, artists, therapists and dance professionals in general, combining more than a decade of practice.

 

Sara's unique work integrates years of research in ancient and ethnic dances with her personal experiences. Sara has danced in the square of Jemaa-el-Fnaa in Marrakech and in an old hidden church in Amsterdam. She has climbed to the top of Mount Olympus in sandals and run in the valley of the muses in Greece. She choreographed for the Ancient Roman Theatre of Lisbon, took part in the traditional wedding procession Zaffa in Mykonos island and danced Tsifteteli to the voice of Dimitris Basis on TV. Sara has shared the stage with legendary Boban and Marko Markovic Band and assisted the remarkable magician Mark Mitton in Circus Cosmos. She performed in renowned venues like the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam or the Vempo Theatre in Athens and danced at the premier of an arabic movie in the iconic Theatre Tuschinski.

 

It has been said about Sara that "her various styles plunge you into enchanting new worlds, all very inviting"

Sara is the Deputy General Secretary of the International Dance Council of UNESCO.