Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Weekend Preview

Several exciting events coming up this weekend, including a "surprise" opportunity to study with the fabulous Ranya Renee!

Friday - Sunday
Concert & Sufi Workshops with Sufi Master Adnan Sarhan
Adnan is a Sufi master of five orders and director of the Sufi Foundation of America. Friday at 7:00, he will present a meditative drum concert at Muse for Life in Sandy Springs. Adnan will also conduct Sufi dance and meditation workshops on Saturday and Sunday, in which exercises, meditation, drumming, movement, chanting, spiritual dance, breathing work and whirling are used to develop the higher intelligence of the heart. If you're interested in Sufism, this is a great way to experience it! Cost: $10 for Friday evenings, $100 for both Sat. & Sun. or $60 for one day. Click here for more information, or call 678-596-8396.

Saturday, January 26

Mini-Workshop with Kalinka Mahaila, 10:30 -12:30
Amani Jabril Middle Eastern & World Dance will host a session with Brazilian/Lebanese belly dancer Kalinka, who recently traveled to her native country and will share the latest Brazilian raqs moves!  RSVP to the Facebook event for more information.

Romantic Valentine's Day Choreography Workshop, 1:00
Nazeem Allayl Studios hosts a session with Schadia at their Little Five Points Studio focused on a fusion choreography to "When You're Good to Mama" as performed by Queen Latifah on the "Chicago" soundtrack. Click here for more info.

Sunday, January 27

Ranya Renee
Ranya Renee -- Atlanta Stopover
Just announced -- a workshop and private lessons with Ranya Renee, who is stopping in Atlanta on her way back from Dubai.  Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance hosts Ranya from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a workshop 2:30 - 5:30. Samora is coordinating the private lesson schedule. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details!

Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Pera Dance & Events
Sunday night at 7:30, the community comes together to support the victims of hurricane Sandy. Enjoy performances by metro Atlanta's leading lights while supporting a great cause, in this event organized by the lovely Galina. Admission is $16. Visit the Facebook event for details.

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