BDGR Proudly Presents Yasmina Ramzy of Arabesque Canada & Master Drummer Hany Morgan of Cairo!
March 16 - 18, 2018
Meet Yasmina Ramzy of Toronto
Yasmina Ramzy is a visionary, pioneer and a highly acclaimed choreographer committed to the presentation of Raqs Sharqi as high art. Since 1981, she has performed over 10,000, times often for royalty and heads of state and throughout the Middle East. Yasmina has had the unique priviledge of performing for several years in Syria with the famous master musicians of Allepo. As well as creating the renowned standardized Arabesque Academy curriculum, she teaches in over 60 cities on five continents. She founded Arabesque Dance Company and Orchestra, Arabesque Academy, the International Bellydance Conference of Canada (IBCC) and the Bellydance Blossom Festival.
Yasmina received her key training from leading masters in Egypt and Syria including Aida Nour of the Reda Troupe and Mohammed Khalil, director of the National Folklore Troupe of Egypt. Her unique and highly creative choreographies have won numerous awards and commissioned by many dance ensembles internationally including the Bellydance Superstars.
Yasmina has produced nine performance and seven instructional DVDs as well as seven CDs. She wrote the "Ask Yasmina" column in the world's largest online Bellydance magazine which is translated into several languages as well as several other publications and continues to write her own blog. As a mentor to many, she is well known for revealing the authentic, organic structure of Mid East dance and its relationship to Arabian music.
Meet Hany Morgan of Cairo
Hany Morgan began playing percussion at age five and performing Sufi drum and dance at age seven. Raised in a musical family in Cairo, Egypt, he was surrounded by musical art and taught to play the derbeki (Arab drum) by his father. The Morgan family performed Islamic traditional religious choral music in the time of King Farouk. As well as the derbeki, Hany plays the duff, segat, mazhar, and violin.
Hany has been the lead drummer for Egypt's famous El Tanoura Dance Troupe in the Sufi tradition for 15 years. He has toured the globe with this large ensemble sponsored by the Egyptian government. As well as composing and teaching, he records and tours with many other musical and dance productions worldwide.
This will be Hany's first time visiting the United States!
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 16, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Yasmina & Hany available for Private Lessons
6:00pm - 8:30 pm Meet & Greet with the Artists
Saturday, March 17, 2017
9:30 am Registration
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop 1 with Yasmina and Hany - Technique Comprehension All Levels
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm - 4:15pm Workshop 2 with Yasmina Ramzy - Emotional & Romantic Dancing - A Choreography
Evening Hafla: Hafla-style performance featuring Yasmina Ramzy & Hany Morgan
7:00 pm Doors open; 7:30 pm Curtain
Sunday, March 18, 2017
10:30 am Registration
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Workshop 3 with Yasmina & Hany - Sufi Dance & Zar
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch Break
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Workshop 4 with Yasmina & Hany - Improvising to Drum Solos
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop 5 with Hany Morgan - Drumming with the Master
Purchase In Person - Concert tickets may be purchased online or in person at BDGR studio.
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Single Workshop $90 / $100 after Jan 30
Weekend Pack (9.5hrs) $250 (first 15 registrants)SOLD OUT
$300 / $375 after Jan 30
Register Online - click on the link below to sign up - please enroll yourself in EACH individual workshop if you purchase the COMBO pack. Will-call tickets will be held at the door, there are no physical tickets. Your registration will be held at the door, and will be confirmed by mail.
Advanced registration and ticket purchase is strongly encouraged, as we have extremely limited spacing in our studio. We take pride in our intimate environment which allows for maximum exposure to the guest artists we bring. No refunds for cancellations. Participants will be limited to 30 maximum for the workshops and 50 maximum for the Concerts.
Yasmina Ramzy: $100/hr $50/30 min (member discounts do not apply)
Hany Morgan: $50/hr $35/30 min (member discounts do not apply)
Both Yasmina & Hany (Dance & Live Drummer): $130/hr $80/30 min (member discounts do not apply)
Private lessons are available to be booked Tuesday, March 13 - Friday, March 16 from 10 AM - 5:00 PM. Contact us via email (dance @ bellydancegr dot com) to schedule your private lesson. Payment will be collected upon the time of scheduling via check or cash. All sales are final.
Workshop and Concert Location
Ambrosia Theater & BellyDanceGR
Blackport Building, 2nd Floor, 959 Lake Drive SE. Grand Rapids, MI. 49506