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Yasmina of Cairo comes to South Africa in 2011

The Belly Dancing Association of South Africa (BDASA) proudly presents :

Yasmina of Cairo in South Africa

Durban 18 – 19 June 2011 – Fully Booked!!!

Cape Town 25 – 26 June 2011

Yasmina, sometimes known as ‘The English Rose of Cairo’, has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of Egyptian oriental dance as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Originally from the UK she spent many years travelling and dancing her way around the Middle East before settling in Cairo in 1995. Here she performed with her orchestra for eight consecutive years, building a reputation as one of the city’s best-loved dancers, and appearing at major Cairo venues such as Meridien Heliopolis, Safir, Pyramisa and the Semiramis Intercontinental hotels, the Nile Maxime, Tivoli Heliopolis, as well as hundreds of weddings and parties in Cairo and around Egypt. A long-time student of Raqia Hassan, as well as other Egyptian master teachers, Yasmina has spent the past decade teaching and performing at sell-out workshops and festivals worldwide, and developing her own unique style.

Yasmina is the producer of ‘Journey of Desire’, a full-length feature film exploring the relationship between Cairo and foreign dancers. Her music CD’s, Layali Yasmina, Heya di Yasmina, Aheb Masr!, El Warda and Baladi w’Bas, are among dancers’ favourites around the world.

In 2002 she gave birth to her son, Azzedine, and widened her cultural understanding of Egypt by coming full-circle and incorporating her original training into her life; she has worked extensively as a photo-journalist in Cairo and writes regularly for several Egyptian and foreign publications.

Yasmina says:

“The day I was swept away by the sounds of Egyptian music and took my first steps down the road of oriental dance, I could never have imagined where that road would lead. To me, this dance has brought much joy, fulfillment, and depth of self-expression, as I believe it has and will do for countless others. No matter how small or great a part it plays in your life, it is always life-enhancing and ultimately good for the soul.”

Please download the Workshop booking form for Yasmina’s workshops. Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointed!

For more information please contact : Senta Duffield

BDASA Dance Relations Officer : senta@mayadance.co.za