The Art of Oriental Dance

The renowned Hossam and Serena Ramzy are coming to Singapore and will perform and conduct a series of workshops in Egyptian Rhythm, Music and Dance.

An Evening of Oriental Dance
This full-length performance will feature a 45min performance from Hossam and Serena Ramzy in addition to pieces by dancers from registered belly-dancing schools and societies.

4 July 2003 @ 8.00 pm @ Kallang Theatre
Tickets: S$21 – S$51 from www.sistic.com.sg

Lessons in Oriental Dance
Workshop A – Understanding the Layers
The rhythms & the music; movement & expression; various dance styles; choreography (Baladi)
5 July @ 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Dance Studio (Terrace), 3rd floor Victoria Theatre

Workshop B – Making the Body Sing
Improvisation & taksim; choreography (Raqs Sharqi)
Can only be taken in conjunction with Workshop A
6 July @ 10:00am – 6:00pm
Dance Studio (Terrace), 3rd Floor Victoria Theatre

Workshop C – Sup with the Stars
Video clips of famous dancers; lecture; Q & A session; dinner
7 July @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: TBA (subject to response)

Fees:
Workshops A & B: S$310
Workshops A & C: S$170
Workshops A, B & C: S$330
S$20 Registration Fee will be waived if your registration is received before 1 July

All levels of dancers are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Ramzys have a wonderful way of communicating the essence of their art forms and are experienced performers and teachers.

Contact Serene at serlim@kkh.com.sg

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Hossam Ramzy was born in Cairo, Egypt. His musical career began early, when at the age of three he was given his first drum, an Egyptian Tabla. A move to Saudi Arabia led him to research and experience in depth, the musical heritage of many Bedouin tribes, which gave him rich insight into the cultural origins of Middle Eastern music. This became the inspiration for many of his later rhythmic directions.

In the mid 1970s Hossam came to England, and enjoyed great success as a Jazz drummer working with many respected Jazz musicians. But as he began looking for new dimensions of percussive sounds, he found himself turning full circle back to his first love, the Egyptian Tabla (Drum), and the thrilling dance rhythms of the Middle East. Hossam then encorporated all his rhythmic experience into creating a new sound that is heard on hundreds of the world leading albums recorded today.

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