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Journey through Egypt level 2~ Los Angeles

  • Movement Art Space 3326 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, California 90065 (map)

MAS is thrilled to offer this incredible training right here with the amazing Sahra Saeeda!!! 

Journey through Egypt level 2~ Deeper into the Dance Zones
July 28th-30th, 2017
at MAS in Los Angeles, CA

This Intensive weekend with Certification is an advanced “basic” overview, within which we set a strong base for our future research and specializations.

We aim to study and understand each dance zone’s movement with the perspectives of:

authentic non-professional “home-style” dance,
local indigenous professional performers,
regional governate troupes
national government theater-stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeyya, as represented in Cairo’s Night Club Orientale Dance shows.

In addition to addressing movement and culture, we are introduced to core Dance Ethnography concepts. Sahra brings to JtE Intensive Courses concepts and experiments taught to her by her professors, pioneers in the field of Dance Ethnology, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.

This 20-Hour Intensive Workshop includes dance and ritual movement of the “Dance Zones of Egypt” with special work in a variety of dances, such as Awalem Shamadan Farrah style, Cairo examples of Hassaballah, Beja Bravery Dance of the Eastern Desert, Bamboteyya of the Suez Canal, Awlad Ali Bedouin Hagallah dance, Zaggala of Siwa, Saidi Assaya, Firqit Zeffah,and much more.

Friday, July 28th 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday, July 29th 11:00am-10:00pm (dinner provided)
Sunday, July 30th 12:00-8:00pm

Detailed schedule and information is emailed once registration is received.

$350 for ENTIRE WEEKEND or $600 for both JtE 1&2 (JtE 1 is June 30th-July 2nd). JtE 1 is a pre-requist for attending JtE 2.

Entire course is taught by Sahra Saeeda and held at Movement Art Space.