with Karim Nagi
This inclusive program introduces 4 folk dance styles from around the Arab world: Dabke, Khaliji, Saidi & Sufi. Karim teaches the steps, gestures, and combinations with detailed explanation and educated structure. Each step has an Arabic name and a cultural context, and all are clearly explained and demonstrated.
Accompanied by Aubre and Lauren, Karim presents all the lessons, plus 6 choreographies that can be performed by any size group.
01. DABKE - the stomping line dance from the Eastern Arab world
02. KHALIJI - the undulating and hair tossing dance from the Arabian Peninsula
03. SAIDI - the revolving stick dance from Southern Egypt
04. SUFI (Egyptian) - swaying and turning ritual that invokes bliss and trance