San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Princess Farhana Workshops!!
Add some dynamite to your dancing!
These dangerous, and somewhat naughty combinations fuse the very best elements of traditional belly dance with hot Fosse-style jazz and some seriously sassy showgirl attitude. From fan kicks to floor work, from gooey to glamorous, we will concentrate on incendiary fusion moves great for almost any style of dancing. We’ll go over concepts for beautiful body lines, clean technique, intricate weight transfers plus level and speed changes that cause an audience to look twice, but never look away!
Workshop #2: 5:30-7:30pm Black and White: Egyptian Golden Age Style
The Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema refers to the period from the late 1930’s through the early 1960’s. Many of the films film created during this time were lavishly produced romantic musicals full of wonderful music and featured exquisite dancers like Naima Akef, Samia Gamal and Tahia Carioca.
Even though the all the stars had unique personal style, they all had that “Oriental essence”: softness, fluidity, subtle movements.
After a brief history of the Golden Age and it’s stars, you will learn signature moves from Naima Akef, Samia Gamal, and Tahia Carioca as well as some of the lesser known dancers like Suzy Khairy, Ne’amat Mohktar, Katy, and Hoda Shamseddin. We will run combinations to vintage music from The Golden Age, such as the work of Farid Al Atrache, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and the great Um Kalthoum.