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The Egyptian Embassy Presents: Luxor Folkloric Dance Troupe Events


Luxor Folkloric Dance Troupe Events

The Cultural & Educational Bureau of the Egyptian Embassy in Washington DC is organizing two events for The Egyptian Luxor Folkloric Dance Troupe. The Luxor Folkloric Dance Troupe will perform a number of Egyptian Folkloric dances in traditional costumes.

Event 1
Tuesday 10/25/2016 in Annapolis, Maryland, 7:00-8:30pm
In Partnership with World Artists Experiences
(Free Concert- One and a half hour program)
Maryland Hall for Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland
(Seats are available on a first come, first served basis)

Event 2
Thursday 10/27/2016 in Washington DC, 6:00-7:00 pm
(Free Concert- One hour program)
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
http://www.kennedy-center.org/artist/B283296
(Seats are available on a first come, first served basis)

Dances:

  • Pharonic :

A dance which represents the ancient Egyptian choreography, movements and music inspired by the drawings on the walls of the temples which show that ancient Egyptians appreciated different forms of music and dancing.

  • Fallahi :

This dance is practiced by Egyptians who live in rural parts of northern and central Egypt in their wedding and traditional ceremonies.

  • Sa’idi :

A dance that is performed by people in parts of southern Egypt consisting of simple steps involving a technique known as “Tahtib”, which involves men dancing and exchanging movements with sticks. As for women, they dance the “Kafafa” which involves clapping while dancing.

  • Tanoura :

Originally, Tanoura was a Sufi twirling, meditative type of dance done in circular movements and in Egypt it evolved to become a dance which is performed culturally while wearing a bright colorful skirt in concerts and cultural events in both Sufi and non-Sufi gatherings.

  • Elhagala:

The dance of the Bedouins who live in the western desert of Egypt involving women dancers who twist around on the rhythms of the constant clapping of men dancers.

  • Nubian :

It’s a dance performed by Nubian Egyptians who live in southern Egypt and it’s usually performed in groups of men and women wearing colorful costumes and dancing to the rhythm of Nubian Egyptian music in special occasions and ceremonies.

  • Eskandarany :

This dance involves cheerful choreography performed by people who live in the northern part of Egypt in the city of Alexandria and it’s traditionally performed by women wearing a large black scarf know as the “Melaya” on top of vibrant, colorful dresses .

  • Sinawi:

Is a traditional form of dance which is performed by the Bedouins of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt usually done by men and women who wear traditional Bedouin costumes and the famous silver jewelry which adds unique rhythms and sounds to the dance steps.