Belly Dance Drum Solos: Concepts for Dancers and Drummers

with Mariyah and Faisal Zedan

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Belly Dance Drum Solos: Concepts for Dancers and Drummers

with Mariyah and Faisal Zedan

Intermediate / Advanced Level Instructional DVD

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An improvised drum solo is the exciting culmination of a traditional Bellydance show. Each high-energy, fast-paced and intricate performance is a conversation between dancer and drummer. This DVD is intended as a tool for both dancers and drummers to better understand the structure, components and practice of this compelling performance art.

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This program includes:

  • Introduction to various rhythms and the typical dance movements, variations and combinations.
  • Sounds of the drum and how they are interpreted into movement.
  • Explanation of the structure of a drum solo.
  • Complete drum solo choreography, broken down into combinations for practice.
  • Improvised drum solo performances and demonstrations.
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Mariyah is a bellydancer, choreographer and instructor.  Distinguished by her graceful and evocative dance style, she is highly regarded as a leading dance artist in NYC. The performance of bellydance with live music is one of her primary passions and has been an inspiration throughout her career.  As an instructor, Mariyah encourages students to work deeply within the body both physically and energetically to find a uniquely expressive physicality. Mariyah is a theatrical artist drawing on bellydance and a variety of movement forms, and her passion for myth, mysticism and poetry to create dances which evoke archetypal figures and a journey of the spirit. She develops her art through continuing study, travel, her work with respected theatrical and traditional dance ensembles, and new creative dance theater projects and workshop topics.

Mariyah is online at  www.easterndancer.com

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Dhabit Iqaa Faisal Zedan represents the qualities of an Arabic virtuoso drummer: impeccable technique combined with an inherent understanding of the complexities of Middle Eastern musical structure. Faisal’s repertoire ranges from the classical Muwashahat genre, to folk and belly dance styles. His unique and graceful approach blends thousands of years of tradition with a contemporary touch.  Faisal’s main inspiration in drumming is the modern Syrian style that incorporates the subtlety of the mizan(feeling of the rhythm) with the elaborate use of the left hand. Outside of percussion, Faisal’s ambition is to rejuvenate the classical Arabic dance known as the Muwashahat dance.

Faisal is online at:  www.faisalzedan.com

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Running Time: 1 hour 51 minutes

Written by Mariyah and Faisal Zedan with David Reihs

Produced, directed and edited by David Reihs

Coyright 2012 dhavir productions – all rights reserved

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