Sahar Sami's Production Participation Competition
Announcing the winners of our Missouri competition
First Place Winner: Brittney Haleh Banaei
Second Place Winner: Naia Al'Abbasi
These lovely dancers will be featured in our production in Joplin Missouri, Oct. 25, 2011
2011 - HARAM - "Unveiling the Mystery of The Forbidden Dance"
This is a contest to encourage dancers to participate in Sahar Sami’s presentation of HARAM! in Missouri. This production will be featured at the spectacular Taylor Performing Arts Center in Joplin on October 25, 2011, at 7:00pm.
Magical, sensual and thought-provoking, Egyptian dance comes alive in HARAM!, a re-imagination of the evolution of one of the oldest dance forms to ever exist. Combining elements of history, beliefs, drama, and dance, HARAM! is an enlightening and entertaining production that will surely transport the viewer through a time capsule about how Egyptian dance evolved throughout thousands of years. HARAM!, unveils the relationship between modern Egyptians and a tradition that has survived many adversities throughout its long history. See HARAM VIDEOCLIP HERE.
This is a world class production requiring participants to be professional-level, dedicated dancers. We would like to involve the local dance community by inviting local professional dancers and instructors to participate in this competition. The winner(s) will be invited to perform either as members of the cast and/or as soloists/troupes.
Egyptian-style professional dancers (soloists or troupes) and instructors are encouraged to participate as part of Sahar Sami's choreographic work and/or as a soloists or in your own group choreography.
I. Videos review - Dancers wishing to be considered will send videos of themselves performing a choreography (either theirs or someone else’s (please credit the choreographer) and do the following:
II. Selection Committee - The selection committee will be reviewing the video clips submitted. They will take a vote to select the winner(s). Winners will then be announced and contacted for the next steps.
III. Winner’s Participation - Winner(s) will be provided with videotaped choreography(ies) that they will learn on their own; these are the pieces they will be performing in the show. Winners will have two weeks to learn each choreography; winners must submit a video clip of themselves performing the piece once they've learned it. Sahar will then work directly with the winners to fine tune areas that may need work.
Can dancers outside of Missouri participate? Yes. This event will take place in Joplin, Missouri and we would like to involve the local dance community but if dancers outside the area are interested in participating, they are welcome to do so as long as they cover their own travel expenses.
What else is required of the participants? Winners must make themselves available all day Tuesday, October 24th for technical and dressed rehearsals.
What benefits does the dancer get? The Dancers will benefit as follows:
Will there be pay for this performance? Due to the sponsor’s limited budget, your participation in this production is purely voluntary.
Will contest participants be required to pay to participate? Local participants who live within 100 mile radius of Joplin, MO are not required to pay to participate in the contest, however, out of town dancers who wish to be considered will pay a non-refundable $25 participation fee.
Participation space is limited!
NOTE: You must have access to a webcam, the Internet and have at least one professional costume.
For additional questions contact shows@SaharDance.com or call 858-717-4252.
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