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Journey through Egypt Part 1

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 6:00 pm

Journey Through Egypt 1 is an overview on the movement, posture, clothing, history, and cultural diffusion in the different regions of Egypt. Sahra’s unique perspective follows how the dance transforms from the homes of the people to the sparkling stages of Cairo. Factual and entertaining, full of personal insights, it will give you a far deeper understanding of all aspects of the dance you love.

“JtE opened my eyes to the distinctions between ‘real world’ and ‘for the stage’ versions. In fact, Sahra’s ‘tables’ concept – where she distinguishes among the ‘tables’ of home style, local professional, local government troupe, national troupes, and Cairo belly dance stage – is one of the most unique and critical aspects of the course.” – Nisaa, JTE 1-4 Graduate – http://www.bellydancewithnisaa.com/
“You will not get a better overview of folkloric Egypt.” – Gabriele, JTE 1 Graduate

– Cairo
– Bedouin
– Ghawazee
– Sa’idi
– Nubian
– Haggallah
– Suez Canal
– Fellahin
These dances are put into the context of the local culture and histories. Their transformation from homestyle to the stage is also covered in depth. For several of the dances, the students break from lecture to stretch their muscles and learn the movements that can traditionally be found in these dances. The way that these dances have been interpreted and adapted for the stage is also discussed and shown.

The course also covers many of the rites and rituals that can be found throughout Egypt, such as zeffah, zars, and moulids. Whenever possible, these rituals are described and explained with video Sahra has taken on one of her own research journeys to Egypt.

Strictly limited to 25 participants.

Bookings: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy2DfUhgqo-jVVWkpPGRHTuQ4VzWrbpQSwuKfFapOq5irMUA/viewform
Further information and enquiries: jtesydney@gmail.com

Earlybird (payment by 31 May): $400
Standard Rate: $450
Take JtE-1 and JtE-2 together for a $75 discount.


September 30 @ 10:00 am
October 2 @ 6:00 pm
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Ameras Palace Belly Dance Boutique
Level 2, 314 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Marrickville, 2193 AU
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