Dance Ontario Dance Weekend
Time & Location
About The Event
Four Dance Companies from Arabesque Canada perform at Dance Ontario Dance Weekend Jan 27 at 5pm at Fleck dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Choreography: Yasmina Ramzy
Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan
Costumes: Deborah Shaw, Yasser, Mahmoud El Ghafar.
1/ Arabesque Dream Company (with Sarah Mayne of Grand Rapids) is a ensemble of dancers living in several different cities from Michigan, Quebec and Ontario. Rehearsals are online. Performing a remount of "Habaytak Bisayf" of Arabesque Dance Company 2014. Music by Arabesque Orchestra.
2/ Arabesque Earthshakers was created as a reaction to predominant false media narratives of body health and beauty. Earthshakers perform to the inspiring spoken words of Maya Angelou in her poem " Phenomenal Woman".
3/ Arabesque Folklore Troupe perform a style of dance called Raqs Al Ballas (Dance of the Pot). It is from the Falahi (farmer) people of Lower Egypt or the Nile Delta depicting daily activities of collecting water from the Nile. Music supplied by Mohamed Salah (Reda Troupe, Egypt).
4/ Yasmina Ramzy Arts is a newly formed ensemble that will go forward into the future with a project in Fall of 2019 called "Joy". YRA continues the artistic and internal journey of Arabesque while Arabesque Dance Co. now becomes a more commercial ensemble for community events. This first choreography of YRArts called "Oyoun" is currently a WIP. Music by Arabesque Orchestra.