Farida Fahmy's UCLA Thesis:
The Creative Development of the Mahmoud Reda - Contemporary Egyptian Choreographer
Farida Fahmy - 1987 - Masters of Dance, UCLA
Farida Fahmy's Thesis is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the evolution of dance in Egypt by the pioneer of Egyptian Folkloric Dance Theatre, Mahmoud Reda. Approved by renowned Ethnologist, Professor Ali Jihad Racy, Farida Fahmy's UCLA Thesis explores the dynamics and development of the Reda troupe's theatrical dance styles and performances, and the revolutionary work of choreographer, Mahmoud Reda. Read about how Egyptian dance aesthetics and rhythmic nuance, together with field reserach in provincial styles, inspired the Reda choreographies and stylisation for theatre. Discover how Mahmoud Reda managed to bring the folkloric genres of Egyptian dance to the general public, and re-aquaint audiences to their vanishing traditional arts, in a new social context.
Available in ENGLISH, DUTCH, ITALIAN, DANISH, SPANISH, AFRIKAANS and JAPANESE.
Thank you to translators:
English - Rachel Nagy, Dutch - Sandra (Shemza) Gruisen, Italian - Chiara de Angelis, Danish - Bente Greve Petersen, Japanese - Chie Katagiri, Spanish - Paola Mori, Afrikaans - .
This is my UCLA Thesis film (shot on location in Israel) which was awarded Best Student Short Film and Cinema Without Borders at the Palm Springs International ShortsFest as well as earning me a BAFTA. The film has played at numerous festivals in the US and abroad and was distributed by Film Movement.
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