By Sahra Saeeda
Sahra teaches Journey Through Egypt 1 and 2 at Amina's Studio. JtE-1 introduces the students to the wide variety of dance styles in Egypt; an overview of movement, costume, historical diffusion & geographical location.
If you always wanted to go to Egypt to experience the real deal and learn the dances first hand but couldn't because of time or money: Now you can! No visa required - Just our passport to Giza aka Amina's Studio in San Francisco
20-hr Course & Certificate. Certificate upon completion.
JtE-1 certificate and completion required. JtE-2 continues the investigation of the dances of Egypt, encourages student specialization, notes differences between home style, local entertainers, regional government troupes and Cairo-based National Troupes.
"Journey through Egypt - 2": Movement Intensive.
The second Intensive weekend is an advanced dance overview. Beyond just learning the "steps" we study the full body movement of these different dances. We study and aim to replicate each dance zone's movement at the levels of:
- authentic non-performance "home-style" dance,
- local indigenous professional performers,
- regional government troups,
- national government theater-stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeya,
- as represented in Cairo's Night Club Orientale Dance shows.
In addition to addressing movement proficiency, we are introduced to core Dance Ethnography concepts. Sahra brings to JtE Intensive Courses concepts and experiments taught to her by her professors, pioneers in the field of Dance Ethnology, at the University of California, Los Angeles.
During the process of preparation and discovery in JtE-2 we begin to form our personal interests and questions, the base of our future research and specializations.
20-Hour Intensive Workshop includes dance and ritual movement of the "Dance Zones of Egypt" (see JtE-1) with special work in a variety dances, such as Awalem Shamadan Farrah style, Cairo examples of Hassaballah, Beja Bravery Dance of Nubia, Bamboteyya of the Suez Canal, Awlad Ali Bedouin Hagallah dance, Zaggala of Siwa, Saidi Assaya, Firqit Zeffah,and much more.
Friday evening 6-10pm
Saturday full day & evening 10am-10pm, lunch and dinner break
Sunday 10 am - 5pm, 1 hour lunch break.
Early bird by February 28: $320 (Paypal $330)
Regular cost: $350 (Paypal $360)
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