This is the first of a two part series featuring Aisha Ali performing her thoroughly researched, authentic work. Volume 1 presents a variety of dances which Aisha Ali observed during her field studies in Egypt in the early 1970s when the authentic folk dance was still relatively untouched by outside influences. If you would like to see the traditional dances of Egypt, presented in a way that can be readily accessed by the aspirational dancer, THIS IS IT!
Aisha has enjoyed an outstanding career as a Middle Eastern Dancer, performing in Film, Television and Theatre throughout the world. and presenting her own Middle Eastern folk dance company in the USA. As the first Oriental dancer to do ethnographic research in Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa her contribution as a performer, teacher, filmmaker and music producer is unique.
This DVD includes information about the dance genres, costumes, and details on the production methods listed in the menu. There is also a preview of Volume 2, Dances of The Arab World, which presents dances from other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. The Eight dances in this volume include: Two dance performances of Raqs Sharqi, six different Ghawazee styles- including a 19th centuary sword dance, Awalem dances, Al Teit, and a Saidi cane dance