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Egyptian Shaabi

 

Workshop Summary

Discover the popular Egyptian shaabi style of music, along with the dance and costuming styles that are appropriate to use with it.

 

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Detailed Description

Discover the style of dance that Shira saw performed in the shaabi clubs of Egypt, where the local Egyptians gather and tourists rarely go.

Depending on the length of the workshop the sponsor has chosen to offer, topics covered may include:

  • Comments on historical & cultural foundations of shaabi music
  • Movement technique typical of shaabi style of dancing
  • Choreography to a shaabi song
  • Costuming suggestions
  • Staging and audience interaction

 

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