Luna returns to Edmonton for another phenomenal workshop and show July 2-3, 2016. Please use the form below to register. Scroll past the form for detailed workshop and show information.
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All workshops take place at the DANCE ALBERTA BUILDING 11205 107 Avenue
Egyptian Technique & Combos – Saturday 11am-12:30pm $45
Luna will teach some typical Egyptian-styled movements, as well as some of her signature ones that she developed over the course of her dance career in Cairo. She will explain how they differ in emphasis, genesis, and meaning to American-flavored movements, as well as demonstrate how to string them together into unique, unpredictable combinations. Luna will also break down the movements into "families" according to their qualities and explain how to use that categorization to develop your own unique technique.
Hayyarti Albi Maak Choreography – Saturday 1:30pm-4:30pm $85
Did you see Luna perform last year? This is the stunning piece she performed in the first half of the show. This song, performed by Fadel Shaker, will culminate Luna's dynamic and authentic style of into a passionate choreography. Be prepared to leave your heart on the dance floor.
Mawal– Sunday 11 am-1pm- $60
Many Egyptians songs feature a mawal, a type of vocal improvisation that is usually presented before the actual song begins. It is characterized by emotional singing with little if any musical accompaniment, and is an excellent example of tarab. Sometimes, the singer "mawals" the refrain of the song. Other times, the mawal's lyrics do not repeat any of the song's words. Either way, dancing to mawals is challenging. It requires both fluency in Arabic and a familiarity with Egyptian gestures. In this workshop, Luna will walk you through 3-4 different mawals (classic and shaabi), translate their lyrics, and explore different ways of interpreting them. By the end of this class, you should feel more confident dancing to mawals, and not edit them out of your routines.
Saidi – Sunday 2-4pm $60
This workshop will combine fun and funky saidi cane technique and combos for you to develop into your own choreography or improvised performances. Luna will teach you her signature saidi moves, which is a fantastic mix of masculine stick technique with feminine sass. Please bring a cane.
Private classes available on Sunday after 4:30pm
Small group of 3 or less, $75 each
Small group of 4 or more, $60 each
PERFORMANCE - Ooh La Luna
Saturday July 2 Doors at 7pm, show at 730pm
PCL Theatre – Located in the Artsbarn building 10330 – 84 Avenue
Featuring Luna and Guests
Tickets $25 in advance until May 15, $30 afterwards and at the door
Join us for a beautiful dance show on Saturday July 2. Luna will be the star of the show with other fabulous dancers joining. If you or your troupe are interested in performing Raqs Sharqi or Folklore pieces, please contact Anya. All submissions will be juried to create an unforgettable evening showcasing the best of the best.
Please note, refunds are not available for the workshop or show. If you are unable to attend you are permitted to transfer your registration or ticket. Light snacks will be available. Please bring a water bottle, lunch, clothing layers, snacks, and any other necessary items (i.e.: coffee). Silent hipscarves only – no coins please.