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Melaya continues...

Tonight was excellent fun! Last week was mostly about how to wear the melaya, tonight was all about reinforcing the Sass and then actually having a bit of a dance.

I showed the students a range of video clips, including those suggested by the admirable Suzycat, and Redheadfae, so a combination of "real life" usage and use as a dance prop. I also included some Reda footage, and of course, Fifi at Ismaelia.

I was trying to explain that when an Egyptian audience  sees the melaya, it's actually representing something. It's not just a pretty dance with a big black thing, it has a context, a meaning. I hope that part of the session sticks.

I've suggested that they might try creating a character rather than having to be themselves with this!

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