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- 11-17-09 Welcome to the Eleventh Giza Awards, Honoring the Dancers and Videographers of Middle Eastern Dance by Gregory Burke
Ever since the dark ages of 1997, the Giza Academy of Music and Legends of Dance has honored dancers and videographers who have explored the art of Middle Eastern
dance through film and video. Documenting and sharing our dance provides opportunities for preservation, teaching and furthering our art. The following report was created
from the notes for that night
- 11-16-09 Naked Belly Dance in Ancient Egypt, Part 2: Are They Really Naked? by
Andrea Deagon Ph.D
What does nudity mean in a dance scene like this? And does this nudity reflect an actual practice of naked dancing as banquet entertainment?
Wa Sahlan Festival, Page 3: Winners and Closing Gala, photos by Denise Marino, Text by Leyla Lanty
for the AWS 2009 competition included Mo Geddawi, Mona El Said, Nabil Mabrouk, and Katia
Wa Sahlan Festival, Page 2: Teachers from Around the World by Denise Marino
On Teachers’ Night, held on the night after the Opening Gala, teachers have the opportunity to show festival attendees what
their special talents are. The next day after this, many go to the registration desk and register for additional classes with teachers
they saw in this show.
Yasmina #10: Bellydance Business, Finding Musicians, Certification by Yasmina Ramzy
This experience has made me very wary ever since of people with certificates.
Wa Sahlan Festival, Page 1: Opening Gala Photos by Denise Marino, text by Leyla Lanty and Denise
It’s June 27, 2009, in Cairo, Egypt, which can mean only one thing – the Opening Gala of Raqia Hassan’s Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival!
Serpent reports- Gig Bag check with Amira and Mom, Sadiya Video Clip on the Community Kaleidoscope
What does a dancer need to carry in her gig bag? Amira and her mom, Sandra or Sadiya show off her fancy gig bag and all the costumes
in it that Mom made for Amira. Footage was filmed at Carnival of Stars in November 2008.
10-29-09 Interview with Jacqueline Lombard, Queen of the Dancers in the Golden Era of
They refused to play dance music or anything you asked for…got to
admit, that really taught how to pull off a show & think quick on my
feet. You never knew where they were going with the music, & they tried
to make you look bad.
- 10-22-09 Chelum,
a Transcendent State by Paola
They call it chelum, another Turkish term in the Eastern Macedonian
dialect. It refers to a transcendent state of dance and music enjoyment
fueled by tapanje, zurli, darabouki, tamburi, and of course the ubiquitous
Michelle Joyce and husband, Photos from North Bay BD Bazaar,
Photos from Desert Dance Fest In San Jose, Desert Heat in Berkeley,
Mesmera's school at Dar Maghreb in LA, Baxter's photos from Jewel
of the Sierra Contest, Ava Fleming Class in Asheville, NC, Sirens
In Sanity at Redwood Coast Fest, Sharazad Troupe at Arizona Arab
Fest, Hossam Ramzy in Singapore, Nadja and Nicole of Sweden,
Stasha at El Mansour, SF, Nicole in Cairo
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The modern, the exotic and the ground-breaking collide in THE BELLY DANCER,
a historical novel set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s
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Now up on YouTube, at /user/drumteacher1 video
clips of bellydance by Nana Candeleria, finger cymbal solo "Spain",
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