"MAXIMAL SUPPORTING AND DEMANDING -
BECAUSE YOUR SUCCESS IS MY GOAL”

 
Said el Amir - Foto: André Bougot
SAID EL AMIR
(aka Gerd Mittag)

Born in 1969 in Kiel, Germany, as Gerd Mittag I lived through a varied, artistically shaped youth until I came across the Middle Eastern Dance in 1987, which I still teach worldwide.

 

My concern is to strengthen the public image of this art form and to position it as an equal alongside ballet, jazz and modern dance. I also expanded my intensive training with Yasmin al Ghazali (DEU) and Momo Kadous (EGY) through dance technique training in jazz dance, contemporary and contemporary ballet at the renowned IWANSON - International School of Contemporary Dance - in Munich as well as through countless workshops and stays abroad in Egypt, Argentina, China, Lebanon, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey and numerous European countries.

 

In 2003 I developed my dance style "jomdance - jazz-oriental-modern-dance", which has the goal in particular to prepare Middle Eastern Dances for the stage and to give this type of dance the necessary background.

 

In order to meet the demand for a training in education and didactics in Middle Eastern dance and other ethno-cultural dance types, I studied the subject "Dance Science", where I was awarded a Master of Science degree from the Faculty of Arts in Wolverhampton (UK). and successfully completed a Master of Advanced Studies at the Sports Science Institute in Bern (CH) in 2018 and 2019. Since then I have been Program Coordinator of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Dance Science from ta.med e. V. in collaboration with the University of Bern.

 

I have been a volunteer on the board of ta.med e. V., a non-profit association for dance medicine, as well as for the website area and as a education commissioner for the training sector.

Vita

2020

  • Initiator of the Dance Teacher's Certificate of the jomdance-academy

  • New-Creation of the „jomdance-science“-Logo

  • World of Orient Festival in Hanover: Fair Boots, Master Instructor, Performer, Jury Member

  • Education commissioner at ta.med e.V., Coordinator of all educations and further educations of the association for dance medicine

 

2019

 

2018

  • Graduate as Master of Advanced Studies in Dance Science at the University of Bern/CH

  • Organiser of „Saids Summer School“ in Finning near München

  • World of Orient Festival in Hanover: Fair Boost, Master Instructor, Performer

  • Graduated from Certificate of Advanced Studies in Dance Science: Psychology & Education at the University of Bern/CH

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

  • Editor of the first jomdance-magazine for print

  • Organiser of „Saids Summer School“ in Finning near München

  • Master Instructor & Performer at „Raqs, of Course“ by Randa Kamel in Cairo/EGY 

  • Master Instructor & Performer at „Cairo by Night“, Serres/GR

  • World of Orient Festival in Hanover: Fair Boost, Master Instructor, Performer

  • Master Instructor at Intensive in Chicago/USA „Chicago Raqs“

  • Master Instructor at & Show-Supervisor of „Orient Dream“ in Pilsen/CZ

 

2014

  • Performer at Encuentro International de las Danzas Árabes in Buenos Aires/AR

  • Organiser of the Dance Convention *jom your life ...* in München

  • Re-election to the Board of tamed, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e. V.

  • Master Instructor & Performer at the first „Raqs, of Course“ by Randa Kamel in Cairo/EGY 

  • Master Instructor & Performer at „Raks Madrid“ by Nesma Al-Andalous/ES

  • Workshop-Tournee through France — Nizza, Tours, Rennes

  • Master Instructor & Editor of the educational DVD „Get Ready To Dance Vol. 3“ & Co-Producer of „El Prince“, the accompanying CD for the Warm-up composed by Star Drummer Sayed Balaha, EGY/DEU

  • Editor & Publisher of the jomdance-magazin, annual magazine of the jomdance-academy

  • Head of Fair Boost by ESTODA & jomdance at 15th World of Orient/Hanover, Master Instructor & Performer 

  • Columnist of the „TanzOriental — Leben in Bewegung“ www.tanzoriental.de

 

2013

  • Organizer of the dance convention *jom your life ...* in Munich

  • Introduction of the new jomdance logo

  • Relaunch of the jomdance website

  • Editor and publisher of the jomdance magazine, annual magazine of the jomdance academy

  • Choreographer of the fashion show of star designer Fernando Corona from Argentina for the 14th "World of Orient", Hanover, Germany

  • Master Instructor and Performer at Natalie Becker's "Oasis Dance Festival" in St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Master Instructor and Performer at “Raks Madrid” by Nesma Al-Andalous

  • Choreographer and director of the full-length show *A Glance on Dance* 

  • Columnist of the "TanzOriental - Life in Motion" www.tanzoriental.de

 

2012

  • Organizer of the dance convention * jom your life ... * in Munich

  • Re-election to the board of directors at tamed, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e. V. www.tamed.de

  • Acquisition of the ESTODA® brand as rights holder for the European single market and Switzerland

  • Editor and publisher of the jomdance magazine, annual magazine of the jomdance academy

  • Lecturer at the Beiruther "Amani Oriental Festival 2012"

  • Lecturer at the Cairo "Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival" by Raqia Hassan

  • Columnist of the "TanzOriental - Life in Motion" www.tanzoriental.de

 

2011

  • Organizer of the dance convention * jom your life ... * in Munich

  • Editor and publisher of the jomdance magazine, annual magazine of the jomdance academy

  • Lecturer at the Cairo "Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival" by Raqia Hassan

  • Columnist of the "TanzOriental - Life in Motion" www.tanzoriental.de

 

2010

  • Foundation of the jomdance company on January 7th, 2010

  • Re-election to the board of directors at tamed, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e. V. www.tamed.eu

  • Editor and publisher of the jomdance magazine, annual magazine of the jomdance academy

  • Organizer of the dance convention * jom your life ... * in Munich

  • Editor of the instructional DVD "Turn in, Turn out & Turn around Vol. 1"

  • Lecturer at the Cairo "Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival" by Raqia Hassan

  • Columnist of the "TanzOriental - Life in Motion" www.tanzoriental.de

 

2009

 

2008

  • Awarded the Halima for outstanding dance art.

  • Editor and publisher of the jomdance magazine, annual magazine of the jomdance academy

  • Choreographer and editor of the 1st DvD in Germany for professional warm-up in oriental dance "Get Ready To Dance - Vol. 1" - The warm-up of the jomdance academy

  • Columnist of the "TanzOriental - Life in Motion" www.tanzoriental.de

 

2007

 

2006

  • Workshop tour to Honolulu / Hawai'i, L.A./California, San Francisco's Rakkassah West / California, Barcelona (Spain), Firenze (Italy)

 

2005

  • International shows and workshops in San Francisco's Rakkassah West (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Firenze (Italy)

 

Seit 2004

  • Initiation and management of the 2-year training to become a “certified jomdance stage dancer”

  • Independent auditor of the ESTODA training

 

2003

  • Founding of the mobile jomdance academy

  • Dance training for contemporary dance at www.iwanson.de

 

2001

  • Choreographer, co-composer, singer and actor in the 1 1/2 hour oriental music play “Im Flammenwalzer” by Magdalena Fernandez-Ritter / Berlin

 

Since 2000

  • Various television reports, as well as newspaper and radio interviews (RTL, Sat1, SWR, Radio Flora, Antenne Aachen, WDR4, TanzOriental, Halima etc.)

 

Since 1998

  • living in München

 

From 1995 until now

  • Cooperation with Yasmin al Ghazali, who lives in Spain, in the form of a Spanish-German dance partnership

 

1990

  • Relocation and transfer of teaching activities to the Rhineland (Aachen / Eschweiler / Cologne)

  • Start of hairdressing training (graduation with distinction in 1993)

  • numerous workshops and shows in Germany and abroad

  • Choreographic work for the Memmingen dance group "Raqs Sharqi" by Havva

 

1988

  • Foundation of "The Belly Dance School in Kiel" with Yasmin al Ghazali

 

1987

  • first contact to oriental dance through his first and formative teacher Yasmin al Ghazali

 

Ab 1979

  • Participate in the music and theater groups of the Realschule Pries in Kiel with numerous appearances on national stages

 

1975

  • First stage experience in the Kiel Opera House as solo singer of a children's choir on the occasion of the annual event "Kiel sings and plays for Kiel"

 

1969

  • Born in Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein