Monthly Archives: May 2011

Importance of Improvisation to Live Middle Eastern Music

In the mid 1970s, Jamila sponsored a student night once a month at the Casbah, a belly dance night club in San Francisco. The Casbah was open seven nights a week with live musicians and dancers every night of the … Continue reading

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Jamila Salimpour Format Workshop June 6-10, 2011

We’re so excited to be offering a Jamila Salimpour format weeklong workshop at Suhaila’s home studio (the mothership) in Albany, CA this June 6-10, 2012. You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to learn from Jamila directly. Jamila has … Continue reading

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Choreography Bonus for Current Online Class Subscribers: Raks Om El Dunia by Jamila Salimpour

As a special bonus for regular online class subscribers, we’ve added a new choreography, Raks Om El Dunia by Jamila Salimpour. Anyone with a monthly to yearly subscription to the format classes will have access to this choreography. Jamila wrote … Continue reading

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Suhaila’s Dark Veil Choreography

In 2006, Suhaila debuted her hard rock fusion choreography, Dark Veil, at Rakkasah West . . . as an homage to 1980’s rock. Finding the right guitarist provided difficult, as Suhaila wanted to find just the right musician who had … Continue reading

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Review: “Ghetto Ballet”, HBO Documentary

HBO recently aired a documentary, Ghetto Ballet. In Cape Town, South Africa, Philip Boyd founded Dance for All to train disadvantaged young people in the art of classical, modern and traditional dance. Every year, Dance for All holds an audition … Continue reading

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