Sat, April 16, 2011 1:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts
Iqa'at wa harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa resumes this Spring.
Join us for the first class - starting with debkah- traditional and remixed songs and steps.
Teacher Ramzi El Edlibi introduces a different folk dance and rhythm each class. Invited guest artists, such as Rachid Halial (Morocco) Mohamed Nabawy (Egypt) and Ozan Aksoy (Kurd/Turkey) co-teach their specialties.
More then a dance class, Ramzi creates a fun and participatory learning atmosphere where you'll enjoy homemade hummos and the jam session concluding each session.
Saturdays through June 11 (Change: Class WILL be held April 30th)
1:30-3:30 pm Class and Jam Session;$18, or $80 for 5 classes
Pay at the door or purchase the 5-class package online. (A small service charge applies - bring printout as proof of purchase.)
Please visit the facebook page - "Weekly "Rhythms and Dances" class with Ramzi El Edlibi -for updates and video links.
Ramzi El Edlibi
Dancer, Choreographer and Musician
Ramzi El Edlibi began his study of Arab dance and ballet at an early age in Lebanon with Mrs. Jarrar and Mr. Caracalla, historic figures in the development of Lebanese dance for the stage. Besides Edlibi’s formal training, social dances and music, such as debkah, were a part of everyday and night life.
Edlibi went on to perform dance with the leading vocalists and dance companies of the Arab World such as Feiruz, Sabah, Wadi Al-Safi and Caracalla Dance Theatre. He then traveled abroad to perform and teach,while civil war raged in Lebanon, learning other dance traditions along the way. Since establishing himself in the global city of New York, Eldibi has continued his dance career, researching and presenting dances and music of the world.
Edlibi is Artistic Director of Dance Around the World, an Arts in Education program that brings dance and music to public schools.
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