April 12, 2012
-- Miami, FL – In an effort to keep the authenticity of Egyptian dance alive, JSJ Cultural Productions presents Egyptia 2012 – Miami’s very own three-day dance festival with some of the world's most renowned master instructors under one roof. Aladin El Kholy, Khaled Mahmoud and Zaza Hassan, just a few of today’s most popular Egyptian artists, will provide a weekend of captivating dance seminars followed by a star-studded production. The highly anticipated event will be held June 1-3 at the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center. The talent, music and dancing encompassing the festival, along with the numerous vendors, will drive in hundreds of spectators from all over the world.
The weekend’s highly awaited show will feature some of the most admired local and international names in Middle Eastern dance – including the famed master instructors themselves. Taking place on Saturday night of the festival, the curtains will unveil authentic Egyptian pieces fusing unforgettable music with sensational movements and spectacular choreographies, exploring the full spectrum of this popular art form. Miami is sure to be spellbound by elegant and thrilling performances, celebrating the beauty and authenticity of the Arabic dance culture. Tickets will be $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
The lineup of instructors commanding the floor for Egyptia 2012’s workshops includes some of Egypt’s finest established artists: the soulful Aladin El Kholy, known for his genuine technique and charismatic combinations;
the passionate Khaled Mahmoud, admired for his graceful and controlled performances;
and Zaza Hassan, a master of dazzling technique and dramatic choreography. Recognized around the world, these artists honor the Arabic culture through the preservation of traditional Egyptian dance, while still stepping into the future with a fresh, modern flourish. Workshop prices start at $65, with package deals available.
Due to its culturally diverse community, its vast support and endorsement of all arts, its touristic appeal and its atmosphere of warmth and positive energy, the tropical city of Miami was chosen as the ideal spot to kick off this grand event. Egyptia 2012's mission is to preserve and promote Near and Middle Eastern dance and culture through an authentic and entertaining curriculum for all audiences and participants. This festival will inspire people to dance, while expanding community awareness of the performing arts by providing a global platform to showcase the beauty of this art form. To give back to the community, a portion of the event's proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in hopes of spreading the importance of cancer awareness and helping families in need.
For more information, schedules and tickets, please visit www.egyptia2012.com or call 866-333-5861.