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Journey through Egypt level 1~ Los Angeles


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

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

Journey through Egypt level 1~ The Introduction
June 30th-July 2nd
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:
Bedouin
Ghawazee
Cairo
Sa’idi
Nubian
Haggallah
Suez Canal
Fellahin
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, June 30th 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday, July 1st 11:00am-10:00pm (dinner provided)
Sunday, July 31st 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 2 will be July 28th-30th, 2017 at MAS)

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

www.journeythrougheypt.com

www.movementartspace.com