Nubian Folk Dance: A Multicultural Bridge
Students learn multiculturalism and tolerance, using this joyful ethnic dance as a bridge between the cultures of America and the Middle East. Nubia crosses Lower Egypt and Sudan. Nubian folk dance helped Egyptians find their roots in the 60’s and 70’s. Dance steps are taken from Mahmoud Reda, founder of The Reda Troupe, Egypt’s national dance company.
Different versions of this program are available for the following grade levels: 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th.
Appropriate for ages: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Safira Zeki is a versatile teacher, choreographer and performer of world dance. She has studied dance in Cairo, Bangalore and New York, and has staged 6 concerts at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theater. In her Arts Partners programs, she shares her knowledge and love of world cultures through the dances of many countries, from North Africa and the Mediterranean region to Spain. Owner of Safira’s Center for World Dance, she believes that through movement–first by learning, then by sharing with others in performance–we promote a greater friendship between cultures.