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Evening at Egan: Folkloric Dance of Egypt

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: Oct. 4, 2011

Evening at Egan:
“Folkloric Dance of Egypt”.
 Sahra Saeeda.
 Journey through Egypt Dance Workshops.
 Friday, October 7, 7 p.m.
 Egan Lecture Hall.

The next Evening at Egan features an expert on the traditional dances of Egypt. Sahra Saeeda is one of America's premier authorities on Egyptian dance and travels worldwide teaching and giving lectures. She hold degrees in both Dance and Cultural Anthropology and a  Master's in Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles.  Sahra has performed and taught Egyptian style Orientale and Folkloric dance on five continents. She has performed over 1600 shows in Cairo, Egypt alone.

Sahra will present an overview on the numerous and varied folkloric dance styles of Egypt, including: Nubia,Ghawazee, Delta, Suez Canal, Bedouin, Siwa, and Saidi.  Members of the Daughters of the New Moon local Middle Eastern dance troupe will wear folkloric dance wear and perform a modern Egyptian dance following the presentation.

Dancers, anthropologists, historians, costume lovers, and other interested persons will find this an informative and fascinating talk.

For more information about Sahra Saeeda, please visit her website:


Lori Weed