COLLECTIONS JOURNEY ALONG THE
Amara Al Amir & The World Artists’ Dance Theatre
Artistic Director, Producer: Amara Al Amir
Featuring Performances and Choreographies Of:
Amara Al Amir, Ramzi El Edlibi, Gazella,
Paulena, Tegrid, Tamara, Yasmeen.
ALBY ASHEKA (My heart Is Fond Of Her)...Amara Al Amir
modern hit balady (song) in
HESS BESS...Amara Al Amir
A silly song that means absoultely nothing but is a good party song.
NAQWA...Yasmeen. Choregraphy...Yasmeen, Gamila
An elegant dance styled after Naqwa Fouad. Yasmeen is wearing a traditional Balady gown worn during the Balady portion of the cabaret show in Eyppt nightclubs today.
AYOA YA AM...Amara,& Dahshoury.
dance with a singer is common in nightclubs of
AH YAH ENIYA (Oh My Eyes) (Candalabra)...Amara Al Amir
Classic candalabra choreographed to Mahmoud Reda’s Candalabra music. “ My eyes say hello to you. You forgot our friendship. I cannot sleep. You are my spirit. I can’t live without you”.
DRUM SOLO…Amara Al Amir, Dahshoury, Tegrid, Gamila
SCHERAZADE (Moorish Princess)...Gazella. Choreography...Gazella, Costume...Gamila
The Arabs’ occupation of
ZAR (Exorcism)...Gazella. Choreography...Gazella, Amara
The Zar is used to exorcise evil spirits. This tradition was originally brought to the stage by Mahmoud Reda.
ZABULLA ...Ramzi El Edlibi. Choregraphy...Ramzi
on the 1920’s and 30’s when people of the
BEDOUIN HAGALLA (Dancer)...Amara Al Amir
Hagall means bird. When flying across the Sinai, this bird does a funny
walk on the hot sand (the basis for the articulated 1,2,3 hip work). The
song tells of two who love and miss each other. Historically the Hagalla
dancer leads the wedding party entertainment in remote regions of Arabic
countries. This costume is authentically Bedouin from
TATIB (Men’s Stick Dance)...Ramzi El Edlibi. Choregraphy...Ramzi
stickdance of the Saidi (
GHAWAZEE (Gypsy)...Tamara. Choregraphy & Costume...Tamara
The Ghawazee dancer (as depicted in 18th century paintings) dances to musicians who use a one string instrument (rababa) and a drum (tabla). Although the movements seem repetitive, they consist of a variety of intricate hip and stomach movements rhythmically matched to the Saidi music.
authentic belly dance as seen in five star hotel nightlclubs in the large
ISIS (Pharonic Goddess w/Wings)...Gazella. Choregraphy...Gazella
was a goddess depicted on the temples of
A powerful rendition of the sword dance.
Music... Hammouda Ali
after the Harem women of
CABERET HAGALLA....Paulena. Choregraphy...Amara
The traditional Hagalla Dance brought to the Cabaret Nightclubs. This costume is perfect for Hagalla ,Cane, and Candalabra Dances.
for Om Koulson, the most famous singer of
TRAY DANCE...Ramzi El Edlibi. Choregraphy...Amara
A tongue in cheek interpretation styled after Zorba The Greek.
AL MESCHAL (The Light)...Amara Al Amir. Choreography...Nadia Hamdi.
Tribute To Tahia Carioca & Samia Gamal. Tahia and Samia, were famous
dancers of the 40’ and the 50’s and were influenced by the styles of the
west. They brought glamour to Belly Dance through the movies. The
intricate hip movements are based on the Belly Dance styles learned by Nadia
Hamdi from three generations of matriarchal women as it was taught on
SIT EL HOSN...(A Woman Of Beauty And Class)...Amara Al Amir
The Chamadon Dance (Candalabra) is a traditional dance used to lead the bride and groom into the light of their love at their wedding party.
*All these Dances were filmed live under a diverse group of circumstances. This body of work reflects a selection of twenty years of work, during which the fine digital videography was not available to us. I have decided that the work is too valuable not to archive in this video series and hope that you value the time and effort it took to produce these dances.
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