Saturday 16 May 2020
Sat 5/16, 7:30-10:30 pm. Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60 Street, Gainesville, 32607. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [website][email][events]
Join us for another Night on the Nile Bellydance Gala! Night on the Nile showcases performers from all over Florida. We are pleased to be able to welcome back the AMAZING Luna as our featured performer!
Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies.
Blackadder Brewery is very cozy relaxed space with with a variety of beer, wine and sodas. There will be a food truck outside if you are hungry. Recommended to arrive early for seating. This is a family friendly/no cover event.
In addition, Luna will be teaching workshops at Casa Micanopy all weekend. Check out the event site for more information! https://www.facebook.com/events/2320510054827723/
Egyptian Technique and Combinations
Luna will teach some typical Egyptian-styled movements, as well as some of her signature ones that she invented over the course of her dance career in Cairo. She will explain how they differ in emphasis, genesis, and meaning to American-flavored movements, as well as demonstrate how to string them together into unique and intelligent combinations. Luna will also break down the movements into "families" according to their qualities and explain how to use that categorization to develop your own unique technique.
Um Kulthoum Choreography
In this workshop, you will learn how to interpret a well known Um Kulthoum song. Emphasis will be on the relationship between lyrics and tarab, and on how to express the song without over-dancing.
Shaabi is a dance form originating from the lower class neighborhoods of Cairo that has become extremely popular in the workshop circuit. But did you know that it's at least as old as some of the classics we're used to dancing to? In this workshop, Luna will choose a more classical piece of shaabi music and explore the relationship between the lyrics, the instrumentation, and tarab. She will demonstrate how to adjust posture, gestures, and expression to capture the feeling of this genre of shaabi music.