Born in Beirut in 1978, Yalda Younes came to dance by chance, to breath by injuries, and to ecological thinking by cultivating intimate relationships with other people's breaths. 

She trained in flamenco in Spain, mostly with Israel Galvan in Seville, in yoga philosophy and therapy at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, and in video and electronic arts between ALBA in Beirut and ESEC in Paris.

Currently residing between Beirut and Berlin, she experiments with self-taught, intuitive methods across different mediums, exploring how our internal physiological systems and external societal structures can alter, mirror or betray each other. For this, she ventures into the body as container, receptor and feedback marker: a dynamic field of observation of the interconnectedness of all things and transformation of inner and outer spaces. 

Simultaneously emotional and mechanical, spiritual and political, individual and relational, her fluid pedagogy seamlessly integrates her artistic research, avoiding categorisation. Using the breath intelligently alongside a subtle approach to movement, her teaching is non-hierarchical yet precisely guided, filled with playful imagery, fostering agency and plurality.

photo ©Johanne_Issa, 2015

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