Joana Saahirah of Cairo – From Egypt to the World
Joana Saahirah is a world-renowned Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer (specialized in Egyptian Oriental and Folkloric Dances), an Actress and an Author.
She´s known for her in-depth knowledge of Egyptian Dance, her pioneer choreography and teaching methods and her charismatic stage performances.
After almost a decade of Life and Career in Egypt, presenting her show, on a daily basis, with her own orchestra – rescuing the ORIGINS and ESSENCE of Egyptian Oriental and Folkloric Dance -, Joana Saahirah has created a style (of teaching, choreographing and performing) that UNITES EAST and WEST; the best of Egypt and the best of western open and free mind; technique and expression; healing and art; the reconnection of MIND,the HEART, the BODY and the SOUL.
For the last 6 years, Joana has been a constant presence – as an invited artist, choreographer, teacher and lecturer – at the major International Oriental Dance Festivals. She´s taught, performed, and lectured all over the world.
She has also studied and worked, as a choreography and teaching assistant, with Master Mahmoud Reda – aka The Father of Egyptian Dance Folklore & co-founder of the iconic Reda Troupe – from whom she learnt Egyptian Dance Folkloric styles. She has studied with the legends of Egyptian Oriental Dance, such as Shokry Mohamed, Souhair Zaki, Nagwa Fouad, Azza Sherif and Mona el Said, just to mention a few, and traveled all over Egypt to research the roots of its music and dance.
Joana has recovered the SOUL of Oriental Dance and Egyptian Folklore and it´s her Dream and Mission to share it with the world revealing the true richness and ancient knowledge hidden in this art form.
Joana has written for newspapers, magazines and websites (about Egyptian culture, music and dance as well as Creativity, Self-Discovery & Empowerment) such as the Elephant Journal and Zaghareet Magazine, amongst others, and two books:”The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” and “Behind the Curtain”.
She´s currently working on new books, including her “Egyptian Odyssey”, a children´s book and a Happiness Guide.
She has created “Messages from The Womb”, a series of video lectures that are inspiring dancers from all over the world – and Video Notes for Dancers inspired by students from every corner of the globe.
She has created pioneer On Line Private Courses as well as Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School which offers innovative online, live & recorded, courses combining authentic Egyptian Dance – Oriental & Folkloric – with Self-Discovery and Empowerment. For more information, follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/classes/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio
She has received global acclaim for her contribution to the Art of Egyptian Dance (aka Raks Sharki). Thousands of dancers have been touched by her Vision.
Here are some of the countries where she has performed, taught and lectured:
Egypt, Oman, Lebanon, Qatar, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Portugal, France, Ireland, England, Israel, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Russia, Siberia, Ukraine, Poland, USA (4 Tours in a row including cities like New York, Chicago, Savannah, Alaska, Atlanta, Delaware Portland, Oregon), Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, New Zealand, amongst others.
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