May Masters Series with Sah'ra
May 12, 19, 26 & 27, 2012
Body Temple-Life Arts Center
3485 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Enjoy 12 hours of instruction including lecture and movement with Sah'ra Saeeda. Master classes will cover Reda technique and combos, improv exercises for Taksim and choreography, logical movement for dancers including transitions and oriental style arms, and Authentic folkloric movemtns to add spice and flavor to your Egyptian cabaret performance. Other topics may be covered if time allows. Also included is a performance evaluation by Sah'ra focusing on your strenghts and areas to improve upon. The series will wrap up with a Sunday evening gala performance with each participant having the oportunity to incorporate her learnings into her performance in the show.
Sah'ra is a dancer, teacher, and Dance Ethnologist.
As a performer, Sahra performs Orientale and Egyptian Folkloric worldwide. Los Angeles California based, she moved to Cairo to research in 1989, and within the month received a contract with the Meridian-Heliopolis 5-star hotel. She held a continuous 6-night a week contract there for nearly 6 years. She holds the record in Cairo Egypt for the longest running contract of a foreign dancer at a 5-Star Hotel with over 1600 shows in Cairo, Egypt alone.
As a teacher, Sahra has taught (and performed) Egyptian style Orientale and Folkloric dance on five continents. She continues teaching a full tour schedule 11 months a year. Her warm style of teaching encourages students to grow, learn and enjoy.
As a Dance Ethnologist, Sahra has University degrees in Dance Ethnology (Master of Arts UCLA), Cultural Anthropology and Archeology (Bachelor UCSB), and Dance (Associate of Arts Palomar College). After living, researching and performing in Cairo for 6 years (1989-1995) she returns to research in Egypt annually.
For more info on Sah'ra visit http://www.sahrasaeeda.com
Body Temple is a sanctuary in the city where you can return home to your soul. It is a sacred space co-created for the Transformational Arts.