Cherish Belly Dance Presents: The Bijou An Adult Variety Show Previous shows have sold out - Seats are limited, be sure to get your tickets early!
Join us for an evening of smart, sexy & fun adult entertainment on Friday Aug. 30th at Elixir16.
Acts include burlesque, belly dance and much, much more! ****************Raffle Prizes. Cash Bar & Dumplings*********************** Bring cash to purchase raffle tickets & tips are greatly appreciated!
Tickets are $15 (online & at the door) Purchase Tickets online or at the door (paypal link at bottom of page)
Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm. Adults only 18+
Featuring: Dehva Colure Evil Dan Half Moon Tribal Harley Foxx Jack the Jackle Lady Phoenix Rose Calavera Rosebud Red Scooter Pie - Host
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Fri. Aug 30, 2019 9pm-11pm (Doors open at 8:30pm)
Elixir16 45 2nd St. Troy, NY (there is a public lot across the street, street parking and a parking garage on River St)
Raffle Prizes, Cash Bar & Dumplings!
Tickets are $15 (online & at the door)
Purchase your tickets online & receive an Early Bird Raffle Ticket for a special drawing! (Tickets are non-refundable, unless show is cancelled due to inclement weather) Thank you
Journey Through Egypt: Part 1 Taught by Sahra Saeeda Hosted by Cherish Belly Dance (Cherish Holmes) 20 mandatory In-Class Hours August 16, 2019 from 6pm-10pm August 17, 2019 from 10am-10pm (2-1 hour meal breaks) August 18, 2019 from 10am-4pm (1 hour lunch)
Early Bird Price until May 31, 2019: $260 +paypal fee ($40 savings) Price as of June 1, 2019: $300 +paypal fee (link at bottom of page)
This workshop cannot be split. All 20 hours are required to take the next part(s). (The Journey Through Egypt course concludes Parts 3 & 4 in Egypt! The first 2 parts are required.)
Location: Creative Dance Arts Studio 2037 U.S. 9, Round Lake, NY 12151
Journey Through Egypt Part 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.
While the particularities of every dance, and every bit of culture cannot be conveyed in the 20 hours that make up JtE- 1, Sahra strives to present a factual and entertaining overview of the dances of Egypt.
Classroom time is divided between lecture, dance instruction and trying on clothing from each of the regions discussed.
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 rights 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. Here you’ll find a play by play of what you’re seeing and how it is affected by culture and people’s perceptions.
About Sahra Saeeda: While Sahra 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 a Masters degree in Dance Ethnology.
Through the course of her study, she had the amazing good fortune to find a great friend and mentor in her program, Farida Fahmy. When the time came to begin research for her thesis on the Zeffat al’Arusah, Farida encouraged her to come to Cairo and pursue that research in person.
While in Egypt she received a contract with the Meridian-Heliopolis 5-star hotel, which she held for nearly 6 years. Her position as a local dancer gave her an amazing springboard to learn about the zeffah, and so much more.
Journey Through Egypt is the brainchild of Sahra. After studying Dance Ethnology at UCLA and studying Egyptian Folkloric dance under Farida Fahmy, Sahra moved to Egypt to conduct research for her master’s thesis on the Zeffat al’Arusah.
During this research she discovered more and more about the culture & dances of Egypt. Applying her learning of Dance Ethnology and the advice of many of her local resources in Egypt the idea for Journey Through Egypt was born.
Sahra now teaches and dances around the world, sharing her theories on dance in Egypt, the regions, the “tables”, and the way everything fits together. She is constantly conducting more research with two trips to Egypt each year, every time hunting for that next “puzzle piece” that will reveal ever more about the dance, and the culture, that she fell in love with over 30 years ago.