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A Lil Bit of Old School

Having decided to use Kahramana as my next class choreo, I set about working on it, at least intellectually. Firstly, I knew I had two versions and I needed to decide which one to use. Given that the principal criterion is Can I Teach a Choreo To This Within Six to Eight Weeks? I have opted to use the shorter one. It's obviously old and hadn't been remastered when it was transferred to cd. But that's actually part of its charm.

The longer one is better produced, but it's longer because it features a taqsim in the middle of it, and I don't think that would work for a class performance number. It would work for a soloist, but until such time as my students get antsy about soloing, that's not a consideration. It might work as a follow on project for them, in a Spot The Difference exercise, but I don't want to confuse them when they're first learning a new routine.

The whole business of identifying what versions of this music I had meant I was trawling through my mp3 player, finding all my Farid el Atrache music, so I was listening to loads more of his songs, while I was still in "could I choreograph this" mode. I was saying before that Kahramana was still going to have a bit of cuteness about it, but a lot of the music I was listening to, I was thinking "I could do Proper Art to this!", songs like Ya Gamil and Touta. So if I'm feeling creatively Old School in the future I've got several options.

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artemisia_danst
Dec. 4th, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
yeay!

trying to decide on new music here too!
ellariaal
Dec. 4th, 2012 10:07 am (UTC)
Love that one. It was one of my first ventures of my solo perfoormance and also group veil choreography. No one on LJ will remember the carnage of my double veil requirements of the pre-Mersin raqassah ellariaal group! Needless there was much troupe backlash and it was never performed again
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