Lecture by Leila Farid: Dancing in Cairo
ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED--BUT TIX ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 5:45 PM.
Learn about Leila Farid's experiences as an American belly dancer performing in Cairo for 13 years, including during the 2012 revolution. As a highly sought-after dancer, she performed in 5-star hotels, in cabarets, for government officials, in films, and in music videos.
Q & A will follow.
Refunds are not available, but tickets can be transferred to another attendee by contacting Brown Paper Tickets.
(Be sure to allow time for parking on adjacent streets or in nearby garages. The Spring Street Garage next to the Civic Center has reasonable hourly rates.)
Leila teaches her exquisite dance style in workshops around the world. She draws on years of knowledge of the culture behind the dance as well as thousands of hours on stage in Egypt. She has a special skill for helping dancers learn the essense of Egyptian dance, explaining the differences between styles, techniques, and motivations.
Leila has been one of the most popular working dancers in Cairo for the last 13 years. While in Egypt she performed for parties, dignitaries, and weddings in Egypt and throughout Europe and the Arabian Gulf. She also danced continuously for Nile cruises, in the best hotels and concerts on television. Leila is also a well-known actress and model and is a recognizable personality throughout the Middle East being involved in hundreds of TV show, music videos, commercials and films.
Leila has produced some of the best-loved dance CDs today, utilizing a unique "live sound" in her productions. Her DVDs are the top selling belly dance DVDs on Amazon, as well as being thoughtful and sound Egyptian dance instruction. Leila was the founder of Camp Negum, a yearly live music dance festival in Egypt that focused on exposing dancers to the culture behind the dance. Her writings about dance and culture are utilized by scholars and dancers around the world.
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