Sahar & Students on FOX News. Click to watch them on TV Part I & Part II promoting an event co-produced with Maryann (Marula) from the YMCA. (Also in this segment is local award-winning dancer Ana (in red/gold costume, and Marula in burgundy fusion pant set).
Glimpses of Cleopatra - A Dance Tale About The Greatest Queen of All (videos below)
Glimpses of Cleopatra: An Oriental Dance Tale of the Greatest Queen of All Time at the Saville Theatre presented by SaharDance Productions (Dec '06 and June '07).
Sensual, magical and compelling, Egyptian dance merges with history for Glimpses of Cleopatra, a re-imagination of the story of the greatest queen of all time! In this tribute to Cleopatra, the powerful and charismatic Egyptian ruler, experience Cleopatra's life through the eyes of a dancer. Combining elements of history, myth, drama, and dance, Glimpses of Cleopatra is enlightening as well as entertaining.
Sahar Sami, Director of the Academy of Egyptian Dance and Producer of the show, expressed that her "goal with this production is three-fold: to educate people about Egyptian history, in this case about the world's most powerful woman to ever live, Cleopatra; present belly dance in a professional setting - a theatre; and help needy children in Egypt." The proceeds of this production will be donated to help an orphanage in Cairo, Egypt. "We are thrilled to be able to use our love for Oriental dance to help orphans in need" said Zahirah, a lead dancer who plays Cleopatra when she met Mark Anthony.
In Glimpses of Cleopatra, the audience experiences Cleopatra's life, loves and destiny as they would have happened had Cleopatra been a dancer. See some of the video clips from this production below.
Glimpses of Cleopatra Video Clips
Veils Dance - Choreography: Sahar Sami. Performed by Students of The Academy of Egyptian Dance, Lead Dancer - Sara
Pharaonic Candles Dance "Cleopatra's Death and Assension to Heaven" - Performed by all the Cleopatras and The Pharaonic Girls. Choreography: Sahar Sami. Lead Dancer - The Cleopatras - Lena, Samirah, Sahar and Zahirah
Farasha "Egyptian Butterflies" - Choreography: Sahar Sami. Performed and adapted by Ameerah and Rhena
El Haggalla Folk Dance from Marsa Matruh Region of Egypt - Choreography of Mahmood Reda. Performed by Intermediate and Advanced Students. Lead Dancer - Elizabeth.
Saede (Cane Dance From Upper Egypt) - Choreography: Sahar Sami. Performed by Advanced and Intermediate students. Lead dancer - Samirah, Sahar and Saleema
Sevillana Oriental Sevillana Choreography: former Glitter Dancer Khalima (Conchi Lillo of Spain), Orientale Choreography: Sahar Sami. Performers Sara, Sabah, Zahirah, Sahar and Rhena
Alek Yasidi Egyptian Pop. Choreography: Sahar Sami. Performed by The Glitter Dance Company. Lead Dancer - Rhena.
Sahar Dancing at a Wedding The ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to regard marriage as a legal relationship. Marriage in ancient Egypt was a religious and legal imposition that also included a banquet and entertainers. Today, Egyptian weddings include entertainment with the a belly dancer as the main attraction.
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