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Showgirl Sharqi- When Hollywood Seduced Cairo

  • DanceGardenLA 3191 Casitas Ave, Ste 112 Los Angeles, California 90039 (map)

An in depth look at Hollywood's influence on the Golden Age of Raqs Sharqi. From the music, to the costumes, and the dance, the Western ideas of glamour and entertainment shaped the visions brought to life in Egyptian cinema. We will cover the changes in professional dancers' costumes, the changes made in the musical compositions (especially for the movies), and the stylistic interpretations of Raqs Sharqi for the big screen.
Classes will consist of part lecture, example video clips, technique, and a Samia Gamal inspired choreography.

Last 4 Sundays in July!:
July 10, 17, 24, 31
See you there!!