Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Farha Festival, Luxor. 22nd - 29th September 2010

The most exciting festival of 2010!!

Classes are designed to be of interest to dancers, whatever their personal level of ability.
If you love Egyptian music and are interested in how a band and dancer work together, this is for you.
If you love the older, softer style of the 40's and 50's, we have the incredible Eman Zaki teaching.
If you want the more modern Cairo style, we have the dynamic Lorna Gow.

For contrast, through the week, we have the wonderful Mohamed Kazafy teaching Reda style folklore.
Most professional dancers started with a folklore troupe before going on to be solo cabaret dancers.
The stepping patterns and combinations can be used to create a more dynamic solo - and can be really good for troupes.

Mohamed Kazafy will also teach a piece of choreography which you can choose to perform at the party night if you like.
A lot of folkloric dance is with boys and girls ... we rarely get the chance to explore this side of things in the UK.

We have a troupe of Saidi boys who will join us to give you the opportunity to do some fun partner work!!!
Last year we had girls of all levels learning and/or performing this and they had a whale of a time!!

It's about taking part and having fun!!

Suitable for Improver + level and upwards.
Also suitable for higher level dancers who want to explore working with live music.

If you love live music and want to learn more about the background and musicality of the dance, this festival is for you.
As well as classes, we have talks with our teachers to give you a deeper understanding of the dance.

The opportunity, for delegates who want to, to rehearse with a band - and perform solo on our party night.

This is not an opportunity you get often - so grab it whilst you can!!

Partners are also very welcome.
There is a day off mid week to enjoy sightseeing and you have several evenings free to go and explore Luxor.

The Farha Timetable will be on our new website soon!

7 nights Bed and breakfast at the 5 star Sofitel, Karnak http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-5552-sofitel-karnak-luxor/index.shtml
Transfers to/from Luxor Airport
20+ hours of tuition, talks etc. - most dance classes with live music
Performances/talks by teachers
Rehearsal time with live band - opportunity to perform solo or work with Folkloric troupe to perform on the last night
2 dance shows
Party/performance night with delicious buffet
DVD of performance night

Only £600 for dancers (in a shared room - £10 supplement per night for a single room), £400 for non-dancers/partners
Flights not included

To book:
Send us an email or letter with the following information:
Your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address
Would you prefer a single or shared room?
Do you have special dietary requirements?
Would you like to book a dancer's place or a non-dancer/partner place?

Send a cheque for £100, made payable to 'Farida Adventures' along with the booking information above to:
Farha Festival
9 Ferndale Avenue
East Boldon
Tyne & Wear NE36 0TQ
If you are booking from outside the UK, please email and we can send you our bank details to make a transfer.

For more information please go to www.farhatour.com
or email kay@faridaadventures.com
or call Kay on 0191 519 0305
You can also see the latest updates on our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=310025273694&v=app_2373072738&ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=290707709950&ref=ts

We hope to see you there!!

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