Beata Cifuentes

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Beata Cifuentes

Berlin, Germany

Beata Cifuentes started dancing at the young age of 6 years. After realising that something was missing in her life she dropped her studies in Medicine and enrolled in a School for theatrical dance in Berlin. She opened her studio for Oriental Dance, the first one of its kind in Berlin. She has performed and taught throughout Germany, Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Monaco, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the UK), Morocco, Egypt, the Emirates, Kenya, Japan, Canada and the US.

Beata & Horacio met and were married in San Francisco. As they joined their private and professional lifes they created the concept of the Oriental-Fantasy-Shows, a unique full evening theatre show. This concept of taking the oriental dance from the night club to a theatrical level with backdrops, especially commissioned music productions (made in Egypt), splendid luxurious costumes and tours all over the world is a novelty and the two play a trendsetting role for many dancers.

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Beata Cifuentes

  • Loyalty, A Virtue Out of Fashion?
    Some do not stop to think that it is a matter of basic manners to express your gratitude to an individual who has made an effort to provide well-being and knowledge. They just go and move on to their aerobics classes, horseback riding sessions, judo drills, or other, while the teacher is left behind wondering if any aspect of their lesson caused the pupil to go.
  • Give Credit where Credit is Due!
    However, some dancers are using the same music, costumes and choreography in their performances that they first see elsewhere. This begs the question: at what point does copying someone’s original concept or choreography cross over from homage to stealing?
  • A Weekend with Horacio & Beata Cifuentes, Part 2
    For me, if I am still thinking about it and what I gained from it as a dancer, months or years after I took it, then that is a “golden” workshop. Making it “golden” takes the effort of a lot of people involved.
  • A Weekend with Horacio & Beata Cifuentes, Part 1
    What is it about certain workshops in which the profundity and joy of the workshop stays with you long after it is over?
  • Dances of the World -World of Dance
    Photos from their recent show!
  • News from Beata & Horacio Cifuentes