MAY 3, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Rivkah began her journey in learning Middle Eastern dance with Miabella in 1996, eventually progressing to focus on Egyptian style by studying primarily with native Egyptian instructors. A summa cum laude graduate of UTA with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree concentrating on Women and Self-Identity, Rivkah has travelled to Morocco, Spain, Germany, England, France, and Turkey to enhance her investigation of various expressions of diasporic Middle Eastern dance. She is currently adjunct professor of International Dance Forms at TCU.
From the court of the Ummayyid dynasty in Andalusia comes the beauty and grace of Muwasha poetry and music. While we do not know exactly how the women of medieval southern Spain may have danced to this music (though dance they did!), we do have the lyrical and elegant re-created Muwashahat style developed by the Reda Troupe that brings to life a time when Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived, worked, and danced in harmony with each other. Come join Rivkah as she teaches her version of the Muwashat, a refined and feminine dance suitable for either solo or troupe performance. The music used in class and a brief history of Andalusia will be provided. You will enjoy bringing a chiffon or other lightweight full skirt (not a heavy gypsy skirt) with you to wear, but it’s not required. Half-soles or ballet slippers recommended. Please no jazz sneakers.
Class Held At Crescent Moon Studio
$40 In Advance
$42 Through PayPal
$50 At The Door
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