Aida Academy of Egyptian Dance proudly presents Mohamed Kazafy for the first time in Melbourne! A star soloist from the famous Reda Troupe who has travelled to over 30 countries teaching Egyptian Oriental and Folkloric dance.
Kazafy will teach workshops and headline a theatrical show in conjunction with Virginia and Aida Academy of Egyptian Dance.
We are thrilled and honoured to have him with us imparting his artistry and vast knowledge and experience.
ABOUT MOHAMED KAZAFY
Kazafy’s aspirations of becoming a dancer materialised when as a young boy he began to study dance under stage and screen legends Mahmoud Reda and Farida Fahmy.
Mahmoud Reda, considered the Fred Astaire of Egyptian cinema formed the world famous Reda Troupe over 50 years ago along with Farida Fahmy, the elegant female lead soloist. Both dancers became household names in all of the Middle East when their talents were utilised in popular films.
The troupe have performed in more than 50 countries worldwide to much acclaim. Reda and Fahmy were decorated for their contribution to the arts by King Hussein of Jordan, President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt and President Burguiba of Tunisia.
Egypt’s much loved and respected troupe has become synonymous with quality and innovation. Reda’s vision has elevated Egyptian dance through study, preservation and unique presentation in a theatrical setting. To this day the Reda technique and methodology is used as a basis and model for dancers worldwide and has produced the new generation of star performers.
Mohamed Kazafy is one of those stars. He is now one of the world’s most talented dancers and choreographers; a master teacher in his own right with immense experience and an eye for elegance and strong technique . He is in strong demand internationally and spends the entire year touring the globe. His master classes draw an astonishing amount of students and his theatrical showcases are attended by the Middle Eastern diaspora and dignitaries in every city of the world.
ABOUT VIRGINIA MASRI
Virginia is a highly respected and sought after teacher and bellydance performer. Her passion for Oriental dance has lead to very successful career both in Australia and abroad. Virginia is the principal of Melbourne's Aida Academy of Egyptian Dance ,a school that specialises in the study and high quality presentation of Oriental dance. Her approach is propelled by constant travel to Egypt, studying with master teachers and musicians and being inspired by the everchanging, profound beauty of Egyptian dance.
MOHAMED KAZAFY EGYPTIAN DANCE SHOW 'OM AL DUNYA' AND WORKSHOPS
SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER 2015 / 7PM, DAREBIN ARTS CENTRE