Monday, August 17, 2009

Premier Festa Orientale 2009


Premier Festa Orientale
More Fun. More Dance. Less Money.

Dear Teachers and Students of Oriental Dance,

Mark your calendars! Join us for “PREMIER FESTA ORIENTALE” in Tokyo from September 18-23, 2009. This year’s festival theme is “Celebrating Turkish and Egyptian Dance”. We will celebrate with lots of events -- workshops, master classes, parties, and shows.

Great! ! Who are the teachers?
The Guest Artists this year are Master Teachers, Artemis Mourat and Shareen el Safy. Both of these teachers have a vast amount of knowledge accumulated from over 30 years of teaching and performing internationally, and are experts in their field. They will teach a series of Workshops and Master Classes during the week, present Lecture-Demonstrations covering historical material related to both Turkish and Egyptian style dance, what is currently happening in the dance scene in Egypt and Turkey today, and share their own personal experiences. They will also be available to answer your questions during informal Lunch-time discussions. Private lessons can be arranged.

Additional workshops will be taught by Sadia, Amira, and Keke so that students may experience a wide variety of topics. Lunch with a choice of juice, tea, water, etc. is provided daily to all workshop participants at no extra cost to facilitate lunchtime discussions.

Where is it?
Full Event Schedule
Workshop Descriptions
How much does it cost?
How to Register

Arrangements have been made at Hotel Rose Garden, a moderately-priced, very nice, and convenient hotel, for dancers who are coming from abroad or out-of-town. The price of the room for double occupancy is 19,000 yen or 12,100 yen for single and includes breakfast. Likewise for the Kadoya Hotel which is 13,650 yen for double and 7,560 single. Simply tell the hotel you are coming for the Belly Dance Festival. Please ask if you need any assistance with hotel accommodations. We will be happy to help you!

What will we do at the Festival?
The Festa includes an Opening Party (“Star Party” ) with Guest Artists Shareen and Artemis, “Festa Orientale” -- a Rakkasah-style Dance Festival with vendors,and lots of performances, a total of 17 workshops, 4 Master Classes (especially for teachers and pros), 2 Lecture-Demonstrations, Lunch-time Discussions, Shimmy Contest and Dance Party, and Gala Show starring Shareen and Artemis with Live music by Alladeen.