MAS is thrilled to offer this amazing training right here in LA with the amazing Sahra Saeeda!!!
Journey through Egypt level 1~ The Introduction
July 29th-31st, 2016
at MAS in Los Angeles, CA
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 particularities 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 including:
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. The way that these dances have been interpreted and adapted for the stage is also discussed and shown.
The course also covers many of the rights and rituals that can be found throughout Egypt, such as zeffah, zars, and moulids. Whenever possible, these rituals are described and explained with video Sahra has taken on one of her own research journeys to Egypt.
Friday, July 29th 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday, July 30th 11:30am-10:00pm (dinner provided)
Sunday, July 31st 12:00-8:00pm
Detailed schedule and information is emailed once registration is received.
$300 for ENTIRE WEEKEND or $550 for both JtE 1&2 (JtE 2 will be August 5-7th, 2016 at MAS)
Entire course is taught by Sahra Saeeda and held at Movement Art Space.