All the bits and pieces of putting together a 30 minute cabaret show - from stepping onto the stage to getting off at the end.
MERGENCI - TAQSIM - AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION / SAGAT - BELADI PROGRESSION - SAIDI CANE - NUBIAN - MELAYA LEF - DRUM SOLO - FINALE - LECTURE/DISCUSSION - SHOW
Leila was one of the most popular dancers in Cairo for 13 years. She performed all over in Egypt, throughout Europe and the Arabian Gulf. She danced for parties, dignitaries, weddings, cruises, in the best hotels and television concerts. Leila was also a well-known actress, model and recognizable personality throughout the Middle East where she was involved in hundreds of TV shows, music videos, commercials and films.
Since returning to America, Leila continues to teacher her exquisite dance style drawing on her decades of experience - thousands of hours on stage in Egypt and her knowledge of Egyptian culture. Leila has produced some of the best-loved dance CDs today (one of the few dancers to utilize a "live sound" in her productions). She is featured in the top selling belly dance DVDs on Amazon and was the founder of Camp Negum, a yearly live music dance festival in Egypt that focused on exposing students to the culture behind the dance. Her writings about dance and culture are utilized by scholars and dancers around the world.
Friday, 22 Sept, 2023
7:30 - 9:30 pm - Lecture and discussion: Elements of a Full Show