Monthly Archives: July 2012

Batwanes Beek & Break Dancing

Many of you have already seen this video of dancers performing to a recorded version of “Batwanes Beek” sung by Warda al-Jazairia.  The young men are break dancing (a dance form which originated in the United States) on the Avenue … Continue reading

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Warda al-Jazairia (1939-2012), the Algerian Rose

Our dance world has suffered a major loss with the recent passing of Warda Al-Jazaairia (1939-2012) this past May.  She was an amazingly gifted singer.  She worked with several of the great Arab composers, and many of her songs are … Continue reading

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Freedom

This May, I had the amazing opportunity to meet one of my greatest dance inspirations:  Mikhail Baryshnikov.  He is truly amazing; he vibrates with energy, and when he focuses on something. . .you can feel the intensity. In 1974 while … Continue reading

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