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Manners and customs of Egyptians By Tarek Mafouz
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This book was first issued in 1836 and is a pioneering work of cultural anthropology, E.W. Lane's study of Egyptian society. Lane learned the Arabic language and adopted the Arab way of life. Written... More > before the forces of innovation transformed Egypt, Manners and Customs is recognized for its wide-ranging scope of detail of daily life on topics such as the nature of Islamic laws and its relation to government, birth and marriage customs, death and funeral rites, music and dancing, and the world of magic and alchemy. This distinctive work retains its power to charm and fascinate contemporary readers. This book compares and contrasts the customs and manners Lane discussed in his book with what is currently practiced, what has evolved and what has become extinct in Egyptian and Arabic societies.< Less
The Dance: Historic Illustrations of Dancing By An Antiquary
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CHAPTER I Egyptian, Assyrian, Hebrew and Phoenician Dancing. CHAPTER II Dancing with the Greeks. CHAPTER III Etruscan-South Italian, Roman Dancing, etc. CHAPTER IV The "Early... More > English" and "Mediaeval" dance to the fourteenth century. CHAPTER V Society dancing from the fifteenth century. CHAPTER VI The Modern Theatre Dance. In this work it is not necessary to worry the reader with speculations as to the origin of dancing. There are other authorities easily accessible who have written upon this theme. Dancing is probably one of the oldest arts. As soon as man was man he without doubt began to gesticulate with face, body, and limbs. How long it took to develop bodily gesticulation into an art no one can guess—perhaps a millennium.< Less
THE VICTORY DANCE By Mahogany SilverRain
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A fierce Viking Warrior kings falls in love with an Egyptian slave and makes her his queen, inciting his enemies to wage war against him. He goes to battle and each time he is victorious. Upon his... More > return, there is feasting and merriment all around but it is nothing compared to the king and queen's private little ritual that they call, "the victory dance".< Less
The EDA Handbook for Middle Eastern Dance By DaVid of Scandinavia
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The EDA Handbook for Middle Eastern Dance provides an introduction to the most significant aspects of Egyptian Raqs Sharki as taught at the EDA under academy dean DaVid of Scandinavia.
The EDA Handbook for Middle Eastern Dance By DaVid of Scandinavia
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The EDA Handbook for Middle Eastern Dance provides an introduction to the most significant aspects of Egyptian Raqs Sharki as taught at the EDA under academy dean DaVid of Scandinavia.
Marionette By Audrey Thiele
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18-year old Jennifer leads a suffocating life of corsets and ballet in 1893. All she ever wanted was to be free from her life. When she visits the World's Columbian Expostition in Chicago, she is... More > entranced by beautifully tanned women dancing a belly dance and she decides to run away and join these women. With a handsome Egyptian man that wants her to leave and women that do not like her, she will finally discover what it is like to be free; but at what cost?< Less
Marionette By Audrey Thiele
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18-year old Jennifer leads a suffocating life of corsets and ballet in 1893. All she ever wanted was to be free from her life. When she visits the World's Columbian Expostition in Chicago, she is... More > entranced by beautifully tanned women dancing a belly dance and she decides to run away and join these women. With a handsome Egyptian man that wants her to leave and women that do not like her, she will finally discover what it is like to be free; but at what cost?< Less
2013 Calendar - Golden Nights on the Silver Screen By Jan Geisen
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This calendar features photographs of Jawaahir Dance Company's 2011 annual show, Golden Nights on the Silver Screen, which showcased music and dance from the golden age of Egyptian cinema. The show... More > featured at live band which included well known musicians Georges and Elias Lammam, James Grippo, Nikolai Ruskin, Susu Pampanin, Karim Nagi and Miles Jay. Each month contains photos from one of the dance numbers. One half of profits from this calendar will be donated to Jawaahir Dance Company.< Less
Looking for Little Egypt By Donna Carlton
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Little Egypt was a pre-Hollywood sex symbol. She was created by & personified the Western obsession for the exotic. She was born in an age when showmen, in deliberate Barnum-esque fashion, outdid... More > each other to manipulate the press & mislead the public by fabricating larger-than-life personalities. More than 27 million people came to Chicago in 1893 to tour the great World’s Colombian Exposition, & many of them delighted in the “dancing girls” of the Egyptian theatre. One such dancer, known professionally as “Little Egypt,” found notoriety through her involvement in a spicy scandal. Was there any truth to the stories circulated about Little Egypt, or was it just sideshow spiel? Why were so many different woman later proclaimed as “the original” Little Egypt? Carefully researched & lavishly illustrated, Looking for Little Egypt also documents the Oriental exhibits at the 1893 fair, providing a detailed look at entertainers who fascinated-and scandalized-audiences of the day.< Less
Fever Dreams By Yahia Lababidi
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Fever Dreams is a collection of poetry by Yahia Lababidi, with illustrations by John Tillson. Yahia Lababidi is a Pushcart-nominated poet, aphorist and essayist with work appearing in such... More > publications as AGNI, Harper's, Rain Taxi, New Internationalist, and Philosophy Now. His work has also appeared in several anthologies, such as Geary’s Guide to the World's Great Aphorists, where he is the only contemporary Arab poet featured, and the best-selling US college textbook, Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. To date, Lababidi’s writing has been translated into Arabic, Slovak, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, and Turkish. He was recently chosen as a Juror for the 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Lababidi’s first book Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street Press) was selected as a 2008 Book of the Year by The Independent, UK. His next book was a critically-acclaimed collection of twenty-one literary and cultural essays, Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly-dancing (Common Ground).< Less