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September 2019

Saturday 7 September 2019

Night on the Nile featuring Flamenco with Vanessa Cerallo

Sat 7 Sep, 7-10 pm. Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60 Street, Suite A, Gainesville, 32607. Belly Dance with Leela - [facebook][events]

Join us for another Night on the Nile Showcase! We are excited to present Flamenco, Belly Dance, and Flamenco/Belly Dance Fusion--also known as Flamenco Arabe!

Our featured performer, Vanessa Cerallo is originally from Caracas, Venezuela where she started dancing Flamenco at a very young age at the El Rocio Flamenco School with the famous dancer—Diana Patricia “La Macarena”.

Currently, she performs weekly shows at Ceviche in downtown Saint Petersburg with Sombras Flamencas--with whom she has performed with for over 10 years! In addition, she performs monthly shows at Spain Restaurant in downtown Tampa, she used to perform at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor city and she performs in many private and public functions like performing at the Palladium Theatre with amazing musicians like Kafkasso.

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.

Classic Shaabi
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.
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