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Dancing the Movies

I was off in my own personal Golden Age of Hollywood heaven tonight. We were working on improv to a George Abdo Gamil Gamal. Half the time it was making me feel like I was being Cleopatra in one of those harem fantasy movies from the 1940s. And the rest of the time, it was making me feel like I was in a Gypsy Encampment in a film of similar vintage. Obviously not the same film- that would be ridiculous!

I have to say I thought it was a delightful piece of music to work on- it's in nice clear sections which are all very different: a bit of structured orchestral music (Gamil Gamal), a gorgeous qanun taqsim, an equally gorgeous nai taqsim, and back to the orchestral music, but whizzed up and a clearly signposted Grand Finale finish. It's a definite contender for a summer choreography. George Abdo, whoda thought?!

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abbie_normel
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
i have one IRL bder who does mostly Abdo & another kochak & yes they have a Feel that does evoke various fantasies. I like them in a cheesy way.

Edited at 2014-03-05 04:11 pm (UTC)
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