Workshop with Katerina Shereen
Venue: Sanctum Studio, 255 Victoria Avenue, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, DE72 3RL
We are delighted to host another fantastic day workshop with fabulous international belly dance artist Katerina Sheeren. Unique opportunity to learn and experience oriental dance from one of the top belly dancers in the world, here in the East Midlands.
A Chronological Journey Through the Development of Egyptian Dance £45 advance or £50 on the day – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to book
This unique conceptual workshop will be a dance education based on a clear historical frame. We’ll start with old authentic beledi continuing to very traditional music, and proceed to the inception of classical Egyptian music and the beginnings of classical stage dance popularised by the first Egyptian dance movie stars such as Samia Gamal and Taheya Karioka. We will then proceed to the nationalistic revival of the 50s and its impact on Egyptian music and dance culture. Students will be able to track the beginnings of folklore on theatre and club stages through the style of Fifi Abdo and learn combinations typical for the Reda style and compare these two radically different approaches to the representation of folklore. We will conclude the workshop with an insight into the impact of globalisation in popular culture and islamic revival on Egyptian music and dance through the expressive modern Cairo style of dancing to Oum Kalthoum and shaabi music. Students will get a comprehensive handout and will not only dance but also listen to music and watch videos that help to understand the progress in Egyptian music and dance culture in the 20th century.
Katerina Shereen is a multi award winning oriental dance artist. Miss Bellydance of Europe 2010 from Berlin and Bellydancer of the Universe 2011 in Egyptian category and Taksim category from Long Beach, USA.
Her dance career started when she was 19 and moved to London to work in local middle-eastern clubs. The experience of working with live musicians developed Katerina’s interpretation skills and knowledge of the theory of Arabic music. By the age of 21 she was already one of the most prominent dancers in London, performing at glamourous events for members of Middle-Eastern Royal families and VIP’s (Elton John, Quincey Jones, Sharon Stone to name a few), travelling as a performer to Paris, Milan, Dubai, Gambia and other countries. After moving back to her hometown, she soon started travelling and teaching at international festivals all around the world.
She is focused on Egyptian classical style and folklore. Katerina greatly admires the Egyptian dance style of the 1940s, 50s and 60s due to its classic interpretation which she undertakes to perform.