In 2001 I had the great honor and fulfillment of being part of the International Conference on Middle Eastern Dance that I co-sponsored with Angelika Nemeth and Shareen al Safy. We brought Mme. Farida Fahmy and Mr. Mahmoud Reda for teaching and participating by lecture. Here I introduce Mahmoud Reda.
Of course when I share that “not only is he a gifted, dedicated, disciplined dancer…” I got emotional and Roxanne Shelaby had to carry on “but he created an art form, a type of dance that did not exist before. Sometimes a special talented artist arrives that is a milestone in his or her art with a legacy of that art form before them.”
We will forever in appreciation to the artist, director, pioneer, and sweet man Mr. Mahmoud Reda. I am so thankful.
P.S. My dance company Ya Amar! was so excited to escort Estaz Mahmoud Reda into the stage, wearing our vintage Reda-signature “Ghareeb Al Dar” costumes.”