Year after year, Atlanta brings big surprises and big names in the world of Raqs Sharqi. This year Soraia Zayed is one of the fantastic stars to make history in this town, she will be surrounded by lovers of music and global art. Originally from Brasil/Brazil, Zayed moved to Cairo over a decade ago and has been mentored by legend Raqia Hassan. All while mastering the art of Raqs, Zayed has found a way to keep the essence of her own culture close by her side…literally. Often, when looking at her hipwork and the way in which she moves, you can see core elements of Samba mixed with the Egyptian dance style. It is phenomenal to watch.
This oustanding raqs instructor has been on the teaching circuit for a while, appearing at numerous events. For Essence she will teach a series of workshops that inspire dancers to go further in their art. Expect very clean and clear instruction and attention to details. Approach this as if you were literally going to Egypt to take a class, this is the exact atmosphere and environment that Essence of Bellydance fosters.
Enjoy these videos of this raqs icon’s past and present work and be sure to register. This is a can’t miss event!
Duet (great example of impromptu sha’abi play on)
For info on workshops with Soraia Zayed at Essence of Bellydance 2015 and see this year’s schedule click here.
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