Class and Jam Session: Kick-off - weekly "Rhythms and Dances" class with Ramzi El Edlibi

Sat, April 16, 2011 1:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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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.)

Class is open to students of all levels. For more information see the ongoing class descriptionor email Nicole Macotsis.

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.

Last updated: 2011-04-26 15:09:24

'Iqa'at wa Harakat
'Iqa'at wa Harakat" students dancing debkah
Ramzi leads a shoby line in Brooklyn
Ramzi leads a shoby line in Brooklyn
Guest Teacher Ozan Aksoy
Guest Teacher Ozan Aksoy
Ramzi introduces Saidi rhythms to the class
Ramzi introduces Saidi rhythms to the class

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