Egyptian Folklore and the Reda Troupe (5.3.4)

Egyptian Folklore and the Reda Troupe (5.3.4)

1950s in Egypt and Egyptian Culture In the 1950s in Egypt, after the 1952 revolution, the government encouraged a renewed interest in Egyptian culture, particularly in the late 1950s. It was in this political and cultural environment that the Ministry of Culture...
Naima Akef – Laban Analysis & Movements (5.3.3)

Naima Akef – Laban Analysis & Movements (5.3.3)

Introduction to Naima Akef Naima Akef (نعيمة عاكف) was also an innovator in the field of raqs sharqi, because of her training and background and she was very influential for future generations of raqs sharqi practitioners. The famous Egyptian dancer Nagwa Fouad...
Samia Gamal Belly Dancer Laban Movement Analysis (5.3.2)

Samia Gamal Belly Dancer Laban Movement Analysis (5.3.2)

Samia Gamal Movement Vocabulary Samia Gamal (جمال‎ سامية) is the most famous of the dancers of the Golden Age of Egyptian cinema. The basic movements she used were part of the same movement vocabulary used by the other dancers of her time. However, the feeling and...
Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema (1930s to 1950s) – 5.3

Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema (1930s to 1950s) – 5.3

The Golden Era Introduced The time span from the 1930s to the late 1950s is the golden era of Egyptian cinema and the time when we find the majority of dance scenes. In this section, I will analyze videos of some of the most famous dancers of the time, to pinpoint the...