Joana Saahirah in Portland (Oregon) USA  photo Oregon Poster 2016

Photo taken in Czech Republic by Martin Kabrt

Joana Saahirah in Portland, Oregon (USA) on the weekend of OCT. 21 – 23, 2016! Sponsored by the beautiful & talented Heather Henna Louise 

4 workshops, a lecture and two fabulous performances in an intimate Friday night show. The Secrets of Egyptian Dance on the way to Portland!

Joana Saahirah’s career in Cairo spanned 8 years, where she performed 5 to 6 shows a day for Egyptian audiences. While working full time with her orchestra by night, she continued to study with some of the legends of Egyptian dance including Shokry Mohamed, Souhair Zaki, Nagwa Fouad, Azza Sherif and Mona el Said. To top it off, Joana studied with Mahmoud Reda himself and assisted him in workshops teaching Egyptian folkloric dance as done by the legendary Reda Troupe. Through her voracious work ethic, love for Egyptian music and dance, and artists’ sensitivity, Joana Saahirah became one of the most sought after dancers in Cairo, despite all odds. Upon her return to her native Portugal, Joana wrote a book about her experiences, The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond, which took the international bellydance world by storm. It was recently released in its second edition.

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