Sunday, October 25, 2009

Farida Fahmy's "Muwashshahat Raqisah"

For those interested in the stylized classical Arabic dance form refered to here as The Muwashahat, Mahmoud Reda's sister-in-law recently posted on her website a short, excellent history of the Reda Troupe's pioneering work on the form. It is a stylized, reimagining dance form derived from the 10th century court music of Arab-Andulusia. Mohamed Shahin and Karim Nagy recently hosted an excellent introductory workshop on the topic in NYC. You'll hear more about that soon. In the meantime, who could introduce it better than Farida Fahmy? Visit immediately: "Muwashshahat Raqisah: Dancing Muwashshahat." (Both graphics come from Fahmy's site.)

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