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Journey Through Egypt 2 (JtE-2) – Los Angeles, CA

Journey Through Egypt 2 (JtE-2) – Los Angeles, CA

August 24 -26

Sponsored by Aubre Hill

Registration Information

For information regarding the registration process & prices for the weekend intensive please visit the registration page!

Information about Journey Through Egypt 2

Journey Through Egypt 2 is a continuation of the concepts discussed in Journey  Through Egypt 1. In this second 20 hour intensive students will encounter an advanced basic overview, that expands upon the ideas of JtE-1.

We aim to study and understand the movements from each dance zones taught in JtE-1 from a variety of different perspectives

THE PERSPECTIVES USED

  • Authentic non-performance “home-style” dance
  • Local indigenous professional performers
  • Regional government troupes
  • National Government theater-stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeyya
  • The Dance as represented in Cairo’s Night Club Orientale Dance shows.

In addition to addressing movement and culture, we are introduced to many core Dance Ethnography concepts. 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 and prepare for JtE 3 & 4, which take place in Egypt.

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Workshops @ LA Legends

Workshops at LA Legends

July 30th-August 3rd, 2018

Sponsored by Jenna @ DanceGardenLA.com

Registration Information

For information regarding the registration process & prices for the weekend intensive please visit the registration page!

Sahra Workshop Topics to include:

Thursday, August 2, 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Golden Era Choreography & History – Part 1
 
Thursday, August 2, 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Golden Era Choreography & History – Part 2
 
Choreography and Backstory of the pivotal scene in the Classic film “Tammerhenna”. You can use this short, but beautiful instrumental (available on my CD “Sahra Saeeda”) as a Golden Age Orientale, a Shamadan piece, or recreate this moment in the film storyline. This nameless instrumental piece has a lot of history behind it and in the teaching of the choreography, we will touch on these different references.
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Journey Through Egypt 1 (JtE-1) – Los Angeles, CA

JtE – 1 in Los Angeles, CA

June 22 -24

Sponsored by Aubre Hill

Registration Information

For information regarding the registration process & prices for the weekend intensive please visit the registration page!

Information about Journey Through Egypt 1

Journey Through Egypt 1 is an overview of the movement, posture, clothing, history, and cultural diffusion in the different regions of Egypt. Sahra’s unique perspective follows how the dance transforms from the homes of the people to the sparkling stages of Cairo.

While the particulars of every dance and every bit of culture cannot be conveyed in the 20 hours that make up JtE-1, Sahra strives to present a factual and entertaining overview of the dances of Egypt.

THE DANCES STUDIED INCLUDE

Ghawazee

Cairo

Sa’idi

Nubian

Haggallah

Suez Canal

Fellahin

Bedouin

These dances are put into the context of the local culture and histories. Their transformation from homestyle to the stage is also covered in depth. For several of the dances, the students break from lecture to stretch their muscles and learn the movements that can traditionally be found in these dances.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT 1

 

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Journey Through Egypt 2 (JtE-2) – Los Angeles, California

JtE – 2 in Los Angeles, California

July 28-30th, 2017

Sponsored by Aubre Hill

Registration Information

For information regarding the registration process visit the registration page.

Information about Journey Through Egypt 2

Journey Through Egypt 2 is a continuation of the concepts discussed in Journey  Through Egypt 1. In this second 20 hour intensive students will encounter an advanced basic overview, that expands upon the ideas of JtE-1.

We aim to study and understand the movements from each dance zones taught in JtE-1 from a variety of different perspectives

THE PERSPECTIVES USED

  • Authentic non-performance “home-style” dance
  • Local indigenous professional performers
  • Regional government troupes
  • National Government theater-stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeyya
  • The Dance as represented in Cairo’s Night Club Orientale Dance shows.

In addition to addressing movement and culture, we are introduced to many core Dance Ethnography concepts. 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 and prepare for JtE 3 & 4, which take place in Egypt.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT 2

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Journey Through Egypt 1 (JtE-1) – Los Angeles, California

JtE – 1 in Los Angeles, California

June 30th – July 2nd

Sponsored by Aubre

Registration Information

For information regarding the registration process visit the registration page.

Information about Journey Through Egypt 1

Journey Through Egypt 1 is an overview on the movement, posture, clothing, history, and cultural diffusion in the different regions of Egypt. Sahra’s unique perspective follows how the dance transforms from the homes of the people to the sparkling stages of Cairo.

While the particulars of every dance, and every bit of culture cannot be conveyed in the 20 hours that make up JtE-1, Sahra strives to present a factual and entertaining overview of the dances of Egypt.

THE DANCES STUDIED INCLUDE

Ghawazee

Cairo

Sa’idi

Nubian

Haggallah

Suez Canal

Fellahin

Bedouin

These dances are put into the context of the local culture and histories. Their transformation from homestyle to the stage is also covered in depth. For several of the dances the students break from lecture to stretch their muscles and learn the movements that can traditionally be found in these dances.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT 1

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LA Legends of Bellydance

LA Legends of Bellydance Weeklong Event!

August 1st – 5th

Sponsored by Jenna at Dance Garden

Registration Information

For information regarding the registration process please visit the events Facebook page or their website

Information about LA Legends of Bellydance

LA Legends of Bellydance is a weeklong event being hosted at Dance Garden LA that honors some of the talent that’s right in their own backyard! Sahra will be teaching on Wednesday August 3rd from 1-5 pm. She will be teaching the workshop “An American in Cairo”

An American in Cairo

In Cairo during the 70’s and 80’s, there were many parts to that came together to make a successful show. In this class, we’ll be exploring the different portions of the Cairo dance routine through it’s concepts, steps, and combos. The steps and combos will reflect the dance styles of 70’s and 80’s Cairo and add a dash of flare to your dance!

Photo provided via Attribution license from Flickr Creative Commons

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