Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cane Videos!!!

Since we started playing with canes/sticks in the Healing Arts Centre class last night, here are some video examples of the various styles.

Tahtib "sparring" from a documentary



A staged version of the above for tourists, but still very masculine




Tamra Henna of California (who lived in Egypt for almost 10 years and was the dancer at the Nile Hilton for several of those)  The first one is more traditional, the second is more flashy for stage performances.  Notice how these differ from the male version above






Amani Jabril's modern interpretation of street cane - saw this performance live and it rocked!!



And one of my favorite non-cane traditional saiidi numbers.  Not complicated dancing but very earthy and it works!