Choreographer Alia has also been working with various Middle Eastern Dance styles as well as blending them with contemporary dance. She is a member of Ausdance Victoria and MED-Net. She is the most sought after dancer in Melbourne, particularly by the various Middle Eastern/Turkish and Greek communities for weddings and functions, as well as being resident in at least six restaurants.
Lotus can perform a variety of styles from the traditional to the contemporary. All costumes worn by them are totally authentic, and have been imported from the Middle East especially. Please see from the list below as to the dances performed, but please feel free to enquire if there is a specific dance you want that is not listed. All shows can be configured to all situations and budgets
This Cabaret style is performed in the 2-piece costume. This can also incorporate choreographed numbers with swords and / or veils
A blend of Gypsy, Flamenco, Latin American and Arabic dance styles
A style developed mostly in Lebanon and Egypt that blends Middle Eastern Dance with contemporary Western dance styles
A cheeky dance from Alexandria (Northern Egypt), usually performed with one male and one female dancer
Egyptian Gypsy style
Egyptian style from the Asyut area, performed with canes (Assaya)
Egyptian/Nubian style from the South
This is a beautiful dance style from the Arabian countries. The costumes are equally beautiful caftans, which are highly decorated
The Shamadan is a dance; it is also referring to the large candelabra that the dancer balances on her head. This ancient Egyptian dance is mostly seen at weddings, but looks spectacular performed anywhere.