4/16 - Arab Folk Dance Workshop with Karim Nagi
Arab Folk Dance Workshop with Karim Nagi
Sunday, April 16
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Alif Institute
$35 for members/$39 for non-members
All levels of experience are welcome!
Children under 13 must be accompanied by a participating parent.
Please dress in comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready to move!
Folk dance is the dance of the people, done by anyone, fully inclusive, for the purpose of community cohesion. We have many examples around the Arab world, and teaching artist Karim Nagi will give introductions to multiple styles. These regional dances will include Dabke (showing examples from Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan), Saidi Raqs Assaya from Southern Egypt, Moroccan Shaabi, Khaliji Gulf, and Sufi from the Egyptian Moulid. For each, Karim will present the rhythm, steps, cultural context, and overall demeanor of each tradition. Any gender, age, and ability level is welcome.