These movements come from the teaching of schools of wisdom and centres of mysteries of Asia and the Middle-East. Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, philosopher, spiritual teacher and influent composer of the beginning of XXth century has collected, adapted and has started to teach these dances in Europe. These movements have then been taught throughout the world.
G.I. Gurdjieff has been able to adapt these sacred dances of the great spiritual traditions to the sensibility and the needs of modern society. Beyond their formal beauty, they are a powerful tool which restructure the body, calms the mind, and gives a new capacity of observation and self-awareness in everyday life.