Dance Performance: A Celebration of Egyptian Folkloric Dance with Yasser Darwish!

Sat, November 1, 2008 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Egyptian Celebration Company

Yasser Darwish, founder - dance and vocals
Ammar Mohamed, vocals
Jawad Bohsina, keyboard
Karina and Sonziry, dance

$20/$15 with valid student I.D.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Join us as Yasser Darwish, former member of Egypt’s National Folk Dance troupe and the Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe, and his company of dancers and musicians put on a spectacular show of Whirling Dervish, Tahtib, Horse Show, and Raqs Sharqi (Belly) dances, among others, from the Egyptian and Sufi traditions.



Egyptian Celebration Company was founded in 2001 by Yasser Darwish with the goal of presenting the culture of Egypt and the Middle East to people around the world. Collecting talented dancers, musicians and artists, Yasser presents the folkoric dances/music of his heritage infused with modern streaks of inspiration. The Egyptian Celebration Company can be seen at heritage festivals, schools, universities, television programs, weddings, nursing homes and private parties. Recent appearances include Good Day New York (Fox 5), and The Riverside Theatre (NYC). The Company also provides educational workshops and demonstrations/performances and travels nationally and internationally.


Yasser Darwish, a performer and teacher of Egyptian and Middle Eastern dance traditions, was born in Alexandia, Egypt. He became a member of the Alexandria Folk Dance Group and later joined the National Folk Dance Company in Cairo. He is a popular performer of Egyptian Tannoura – a captivating secular sufi spinning dance -- and genres like the Arabian Horse Dance, which is performed at festivals, theatrical performances and weddings.

Last updated: 2008-10-29 14:14:18

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