Here´s a sneak peek at my most recent workshop on Om Kolthoum taught in Quebec, Canada, one of the places included in Joana Saahirah´s USA & Canada SOULful Tour.
What you see in this video is part of a warm up but not just a physical warm up. Egyptian Dance is holistic – it reunites physical body, mind, heart and soul. When I warm up with students, I want to bring all those dimensions to our dance space.
Warming muscles and joints is a part of the warm up but it´s not IT. As a dancer, and, I believe, as a person, our work is to be more fully present, more empathic, more sensitive and alive. What a gift! No wonder I keep falling in love with my craft and with every single dancer, amateur or professional, I meet along the way.
I wish 2018 will be a year of expansion, personal and professional, health, love, abundance and PEACE for each one of us. May the world see the Light we, and only we, can create with our own hands. Small gestures matter; voting consciously matters; protecting Nature and Animals, which are a part of us, matters; loving ourselves, and others, matters; kindness, to ourselves and others, matters. Dancing, and breathing, from our soul MATTERS.
To wrap 2017 with a golden key, I offer you a special link, sent by my brother Wail Abdel, that will lead you into an Om Kolthoum Tarab Journey. Enjoy: https://soundcloud.com/ahmed-ashour-91/1968a
Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School will launch a NEW Om Kolthoum Cocktail Online, live & recorded, Training soon. Stay tuned at http://www.powhow.com/classes/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio
To know more about the Online Trainings already scheduled for January 2018, follow the link: https://joanasaahirahworld.com/2017/12/20/fresh-news-on-joana-saahirahs-online-dance-school-world/