Yasmina Ramzy Arts
August 22 - 25, 2019
Poetry in Motion
Sun. Aug 25, 6 PM
One Magical evening
Filled with Artistry, Passion, Sensuality & Expression.
Our Summer Extravaganza is truly a Magical Show, featuring Yasmina Ramzy of Canada. Set One will highlight our Student Performers presenting Chinese Dance, Oriental, Hula Hoop & regional and amateur dancers.
Set Two is our Master Gala performance where "Be the Canvas" piece will be featured in addition to Yasmina Ramzy, Delkash Dance Co., Allspice Dancers., Sarah Mayne & regional professionals. We also welcome the Earthshakers from Toronto, the YRArts Global Collective performing a brand-new piece, Arabella Troupe from Thunder Bay, ON. & many other surprises!
$20 adv / $25 @ door
Master Choreographer and Artistic Director of Internationally renowned Arabesque Dance Company, Earthshakers and YRArt's Global Collective, Yasmina Ramzy invites you to be a member of this unique and innovative project. Over three days, Yasmina will create a dynamic and theatrical choreography embracing your individual talents.
The culmination of the weekend will end with a full-length performance featuring the ensemble work. To be a participant in Yasmina Ramzy's creative process is a rare and profound learning opportunity where every dancer is seen as a unique and vital ingredient.
Be the Canvas
The newest vision for YRArts,
launching in Grand Rapids, MI., for the first time ever...
Thurs., August 22nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yasmina Ramzy is known for her unique style of Raqs Sharqi, the signature effortless dance quality for her many dance companies. This workshop will progress from Beginner to Advanced technique which will be implemented throughout the weekend. This can be taken as a stand-alone workshop by any student of any level, and is recommended but not required for the weekend participation.
Be the Canvas
Fri., August 23rd - Sun., August 25th
12 Hours * 3 Days * 1 Performance
Unite with a collective of dancers from Canada and the United States to embark on a theatrical choreography, created with the dancers in the moment.
Imagine the possibilities...
Friday: 6 PM - 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM (1HR lunch)
Sunday: 12 PM - 3 PM
Thurs., August 22nd - Sun., August 25th
Immerse yourself in the entire experience.
This package includes:
Thursday Technique Workshop
Be the Canvas
DVD of Sunday Show
Personal in-studio practice time (after rehearsals)
ABOUT YASMINA RAMZY
Yasmina Ramzy is a visionary, pioneer and a highly acclaimed choreographer committed to the presentation of Raqs Sharqi as high art. Since 1981, she has performed over 10,000, times often for royalty and heads of state and throughout the Middle East. Yasmina has had the unique privilege of performing for several years in Syria with the famous master musicians of Allepo. As well as creating the renowned standardized Arabesque Academy curriculum, she teaches in over 60 cities on five continents. She founded Arabesque Dance Company and Orchestra, Arabesque Academy, the International Bellydance Conference of Canada (IBCC) and the Bellydance Blossom Festival.
Yasmina received her key training from leading masters in Egypt and Syria including Aida Nour of the Reda Troupe and Mohammed Khalil, director of the National Folklore Troupe of Egypt. Her unique and highly creative choreographies have won numerous awards and commissioned by many dance ensembles internationally including the Bellydance Superstars.
Yasmina has produced nine performance and seven instructional DVDs as well as seven CDs. She wrote the "Ask Yasmina" column in the world's largest online Bellydance magazine which is translated into several languages as well as several other publications and continues to write her own blog. As a mentor to many, she is well known for revealing the authentic, organic structure of Mid East dance and its relationship to Arabian music.