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The Gilded Serpent presents
Artemis Mourat

Artemis has been dancing, teaching and researching dance history in the United States and abroad for her entire adult life. Artemis is of Greek and Turkish descent. She fuses her love of these cultures with strong academic knowledge and excellent dance technique. She brings her spirited and articulate technique to workshops which include information on the history and cultures that generate the dances she teaches. She believes that we can all use art to build bridges across cultures. Artemis has contributed to many publications. Extensive travel to 33 countries and intensive research have yielded many manuscripts and articles.

Artemis has an M.A. in psychology, an M.S.W. in social work (with specialized studies in cross cultural awareness) and has done postgraduate work in dance movement therapy. Artemis is listed in the International Dance Council (CID) Who's Who of Dance. Her photograph can be found in the International Encyclopedia of Dance under the listing for "danse du ventre" (which translates to "Belly dance"). She has won three Ethnic Dancer of the Year Awards and a Lifetime Achievment Award.

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Artemis:

7-17-09 Little Istanbul in Japan by Artemis Mourat
For several years, belly dance has been rated as one of the top three favorite hobbies for women who are in their 20s and 30s in Tokyo.

3-20-09 Tania Luiz A Romany Fusion Artist in Osaka by Artemis Mourat
At this time I think I was longing for a well-documented dance, old and structured. I was a little sad because I saw how people who were not properly trained but who just had a costume would teach Oriental dance. Plus the deep connections of Indian dance to the Divine were very interesting to me. At the end of it all, I realized that my body, my soul and my blood are meant to do Oriental.

7-9-08 Journey into Womanhood by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat
Our mission, as women, is to encourage others to joyfully anticipate all the decades of their lives. Those who have gone before us have always and will always help us on our paths.

11-5-07 Two For One, Two very different DVDs on Turkish Dance reviewed, DVD review by Surreyya
I Love Turkish Dance by Sarah Skinner & Turkish Style Belly Dance by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat

Dancing With Legends:Interview of Freddie Elias
1-18-09 Part 1: When Boston's Golden Era Rocked to Music Orientale by Artemis Mourat
They do not study the craft in a deep and meaningful way, and everybody’s in a hurry. They don’t get into it right. They don’t think! If you do not work hard, you cannot protect your craft.

2-12-09 Part 2: Clubs and Musicians by Artemis Mourat
...and here was an Italian, playing all these Greek melodies. I was mesmerized. I discovered that Greek music is fantastic.

3-13-09 s Part 3: A Serious Accident by Artemis Mourat
I put it (the cigarette) out and I looked at my watch, it was quarter past four. I woke up three days later.

4-30-09 Part 4: Teamwork Among Musicians by Artemis Mourat
You’ve got people in the audience who are paying you. If you’re dying, don’t come to work. But if you come to work, do your job. It does not matter what else is going on in your life.

Part 5 Still coming- we are waiting for Freddie to send us the pictures!

Dancing with Legends: Eddie Kochak
4-18-08 Dancing with the Legends - honoring the musicians who shaped our dance world... Eddie Kochak, the Sheik, the Man by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat, & Christy Guenther
Eddie found that the melodies from Aleppo still spoke to him as an adult. He continues, “I thought I could take some of these melodies, put my feelings to them, and create what we now call the Amer-Aba sound. We created simple routines for the teacher to teach and the student to learn.

Dancing with Legends: John Bilezikjian
1-10-08 John Bilezikjian Where Old World Charm Meets Musical Genius by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat,
First in the series- DANCING WITH LEGENDS… honoring the musicians who shaped our dance world


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