Journey Through Egypt JT2 Deeper into the Zones

Must bring Level 1 Certificate and your Binder from JT1

This Intensive weekend with Certification is an advanced “basic” overview, within which we set a strong base for our future research and specializations.

We aim to study and understand each dance zone’s movement with the perspectives of:

  •  authentic non-professional “home-style” dance,
  • local indigenous professional performers,
  • regional governate troupes
  • national government theater-stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeyya,
  • as represented in Cairo’s Night Club Orientale Dance shows.

In addition to addressing movement and culture, we are introduced to core Dance Ethnography concepts. Sahra brings to JtE Intensive Courses concepts and experiments taught to her by her professors, pioneers in the field of Dance Ethnology, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

During the process of preparation and discovery in JtE-2 we begin to form our personal interests and questions, the base of our future research and specializations.

This 20-Hour Intensive Workshop includes dance and ritual movement of the “Dance Zones of Egypt” with special work in a variety of dances, such as Awalem Shamadan Farrah style, Cairo examples of Hassaballah, Beja Bravery Dance of the Eastern Desert, Bamboteyya of the Suez Canal, Awlad Ali Bedouin Hagallah dance, Zaggala of Siwa, Saidi Assaya, Firqit Zeffah,and much more.

Bring a pillow to sit, water and snacks! Yes we will dance, of course!

 

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Friday 6:00 PM 10:00 PM Sahra Saeeda (Sahra Kent) 7518 W Madison St. 2nd Floor, Forest Park IL 60130
Saturday 10:00 AM 10:00 PM Sahra Saeeda (Sahra Kent) 7518 W Madison St. 2nd Floor, Forest Park IL 60130
Sunday 11:00 AM 5:00 PM Sahra Saeeda (Sahra Kent) 7518 W Madison St. 2nd Floor, Forest Park IL 60130
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - with Sahra Saeeda (Sahra Kent) - at 7518 W Madison St. 2nd Floor, Forest Park IL 60130
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM - with Sahra Saeeda (Sahra Kent) - at 7518 W Madison St. 2nd Floor, Forest Park IL 60130
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - with Sahra Saeeda (Sahra Kent) - at 7518 W Madison St. 2nd Floor, Forest Park IL 60130

Sahra started her bellydance career at the Arabic nightclub, The Cascades, in Los Angeles, CA. photographer Andre Elbing While she had always been interested in the intersection of culture and dance (her Bachelors was in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology), a need to grow as a dancer sent her to the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) where she pursued