26 January 2010
IAMED offers a great selection of instructional videos for all types of belly dancers. From Tribal to Egyptian, there is something for everyone. And to celebrate the great diversity of our artform, IAMED is offering DVDs focusing on all the major styles at a special low price.
American Tribal Style with Kajira Djoumahana
In these videos, Kajira explains the fundamentals of American Tribal Style (ATS) and how to use movement vocabulary and cues to achieve the synchronized group improvisation unique to this belly dance style. She teaches both slow and fast movements, with plenty of breakdown and demonstration. She also shows variations on the movements and how to transition from one movement to another. The technique section includes demonstration performances by Kajira and members of United We Dance, using the movements taught in the program, allowing you follow along and practice the movements and reading the cues. Also included is a costumed performance by Kajira and members of United We Dance featuring the movements and cues taught in these DVDs.
Turkish Style with Elizabeth Artmis Mourat
Turkish Style Oriental Dance is energetic, joyous, assertive, passionate, and spontaneous. It is characterized by aggressive hip movements, complex pelvic articulations, exciting zills, powerful drum solos, sensuous taqsim, fun stomach play, extended veil work, and a wide array of mysterious gestures. Learn this fun and exciting style of belly dance with expert dancer and historian, Elizabeth Artemis Mourat!
This video also includes a fun and exciting improvised Turkish Oriental Style performance by Artemis!
Essential Egyptian set
Arabic Rhythns with Tamra-henna: Tamra-henna and Amir Sofi on tabla teach you everything you need to understand Egyptian rhythms so your Raks Sharqi performances will beautifully interpret the subtle complexities of this wonderful music!
Magnificent Moves with Zahra Zuhair: What makes Raqs Sharki – Egyptian Style Belly Dance – so special? Find out in this fun and informative video starring one of the most popular Egyptian Style instructors and performers in the United States, Zahra Zuhair!
Dynamic Combinations – Traveling in Style – with Ava Fleming: In this video, Ava teaches you how to Travel in Style! Starting with grand entrances to immediately grab your audience, she shows you how to move from Point A to Point B using exciting and fun traveling combinations.
Knowing technique is important, but you can’t give a truly exciting belly dance performance without layering your movements together. Now you can learn how to layer simple to complex movements with shimmies, and with each other, to create interesting and exciting combinations, choreographies, and improvisations! Ansuya and Leyla Jouvana are not only masters of the dance, but masters of instruction as well. These DVDs are sure to enhance any dance.
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Los Angeles, CA
Originally from the Los Angeles, California area, Sahra Kent lived, danced, and researched in Egypt from 1989 to 1995. Since then she has been touring the world teaching and performing Egyptian Orientale and Folkloric dance: A Western bridge to an Eastern Art. Sahra is currently director of Ya Amar! Middle Eastern Dance Company (California, USA) and is also president of Layali Yasmine Productions , an independent recording and distribution label for Egyptian music, Middle Eastern dance performance and instructional videos.
Ms. Kent has academic degrees in both Dance and Cultural Anthropology, and a MA in Dance Ethnology from UCLA.
Sahra is featured in several great performance DVDs sold on this website, including:
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