What a joy*! My USA TOUR starts with NEW YORK (sponsored by the IncredibleOriental Dance Master – and I mean REAL Master – Morocco (aka Aunt Rocky). Then Boston, Alaska, Chicago and more for the Road. Thrilled & honoured to bring the “Secrets of Egypt” to Uncle Sam´s land.
Workshops, shows, lectures and “The Secrets of Egypt” book launchings with amazing people sharing the same goal and passion: to empower women through this magical dance.
Here´s NEW YORK program!
You simply can’t miss *this* seminar – a total of 12 hours (4 three-hour classes) of great learning, dancing, sharing your dance souls with a truly exceptional young woman & dance artist + a concert!:
JOANA SAAHIRAH, who spent 9 years performing daily (often 5-6 hour-long shows a day!) & to great acclaim in Cairo. She was also assistant to the great Mahmoud Reda….
Don’t miss this AMAZING opportunity! DON’T DELAY!!!
Dance your heart out & learn at a great seminar. Morocco presents the fabulous
JOANA SAAHIRAH of CAIRO
IN HER VERY FIRST US/ NYC
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:30-1:30 – The Soul of Modern Oriental style:
From the Classical to Modernity (innovating without losing the CORE of this sacred language).
How the dance was used in the old days and how it´s used nowadays; evolution and authenticity.
Technique & Combinations (approaching a bombastic “majancé” and one of Mohamed Abdel Wahab´s modern classics)- breaking down movements & revealing secrets of the streamlined look of today’s stars.
2:30-5:30 – Hearing, understanding & dancing to Om Kolsum:
The true “test” of an Oriental dance artist and a school in itself.
Understanding Om Kolsum is understanding the heart of TARAB and the whole egyptian culture.
How to REALLY* listen, technique and choreography. Special warm up using an emotional cocktail of Om Kolsum classics.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
11:00am -2:00pm &3:00-6:00pm
From Tahtib to Saiidi – tradition and Upper Egypt character with a modern, feminine twist. Another adventure into the varied universe of Egyptian Dances.
3:00-6:00 – Milaya Leff & Baladi – flirtatious fun & technique (how to achieve it easily & smoothly).
What I call BINT il BALAD workshop. Another side of Egyptian Culture/music/dance that will invite you to dig deep into the Egyptian Dances realm.
(1 hr break – pizza & Persian food downstairs or bring lunch)
12 hours of class by an amazing artist with a highly successful 9-
year career in Cairo (& her emotional book about how she did it:
“The Secrets of Egypt: Dance, Life & Beyond” will be available
for purchase at the seminars!)
$90 @ 1 class/ $100 at door (if available);
2 classes: $165 / $180 at door (if available);
3 classes: $245 / $270 at door (if available);
all 4 classes: $310 / $340 at door (if available)
***add 3.5% to pay by PayPal
EARLY BIRD – register & pay before July 30
& take over 10% off!!!
$80 @ 1 class;
2 classes: $145;
3 classes: $220;
all 4 classes: $290!!!
***add 3.5% to pay by PayPal
Classes will be at CAP21 studios
18 West 18th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)
6th floor – Studio 603
Convenient to all subways (14th Street stop, 16th St. exit):
4, 5, 6, Q, N, R, L, F, 2, 3, 1 (18th Street stop), A, C, E
Saturday eve show (The Shop at CAP21)
$20 in advance/ $25 at door
(Limited dance slots in the show open to those taking the seminar. Preference given to those taking both days.)
DO NOT MISS THIS ONCE -IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE!!! Register NOW! You’ll be glad you did!
Out-of-towners: cheap, safe, nearby hotel list on request.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot, then either make out a check to *MOROCCO*
& mail it to: MOROCCO
1110 Ocean Ave – fl 2
Brooklyn, NY 11230
OR pay by PayPal to email@example.com
Your spot is certain ONLY when payment is received.
Joana Saahirah, Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer of Egyptian Oriental and Folkloric Dances, Actress and Author
After almost a decade of performing in Egypt with her own orchestra – Joana Saahirah has created a style of teaching, choreographing and performing that combines the best of Egypt and the best of the West: technique, expression and Art.
She has also studied and worked (as a choreography and teaching assistant) to Master Mahmoud Reda from whom she learned his Theater Folklore styles.
Joana’s dream & mission is to share the soul of Oriental Dance and Egyptian Folklore with the world, revealing the true richness and ancient knowledge hidden in this art form. She has been invited to teach and perform all over the world & this will be her first time teaching in New York & the US.
Joana has written several articles for newspapers and magazines (about Egyptian culture, music & dance) & 2 books about The Magic of Egyptian Oriental Dance and her Paths of Discovery in the Land of the Pyramids. One of these books – “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” has been published this January. Another one – “Diary of Egypt” trilogy- will be published this Summer.
For a glimpse of Joana´s Dance please check the links:
You can find Joana Saahirah of Cairo on her official Facebook Fan Page:
As well as her first book – “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” – oficial page: https://www.facebook.com/thesecretsofegyptbook?ref_type=bookmark
Yours in total dance dementia,
New York, NY