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Queen of Theaters
& Other Egyptian Legends



Workshop Summary

Discover the original theatrical belly dance artists of the past, the legendary Egyptian dancers who created art form that still inspires us today.

Shira’s lecture will take you back through time for a look at the theatrical techniques employed by these memorable artists of the past 150 years and the experience they created for their audiences. You will meet Shafiqa el-Koptiyya, Bamba Kashar, Badia “The Queen of Theaters” Masabni, Mahmoud Reda, and many other dancers upon whose legacy we continue to build. Explore how Egyptian stars brought theatrical spark to their dance while preserving its Oriental essence.

Queen of Theaters




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