RESCHEDULED! Dance Documentary Guild Outing
January 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Guild members and friends to watch a dance documentary
We are rescheduling this event for later this year. We apologize for any inconvenience. We had a scheduling conflict.
Join us for a group viewing of the documentary Funoon Shaabeya. Come at 4:30 and order your food and drink; the hour-long documentary will start promptly at 5:00. We'll be in the private banquet room for the viewing. If you'd like, stay for the dancing afterwards (shows at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 in the main dining room).
What is Funoon Shaabeya?
It's a film documenting Egyptian traditional dance and music throughout the many regions in one of the world’s most fascinating places. From original settings to regional troupes, what folklore means to Egyptians and how it has shaped their culture. Today in modern Egypt we still see evidence of its vast past through tradition, folklore and its people which will be highlighted in the documentary.
The term Funoon Shaabeya refers to traditional art, in general, and the film is focusing on its folklore artists. These important living traditions can still be found, thanks to persistent artists who have devoted their lives to their art, young activists through cultural events and venues. You may find these venues everywhere in Egypt with its variety of dance and music styles, from the ancient to modern Egyptian times.
Please RSVP on the Guild's Facebook Event if you're coming so we can have a better idea on seating arrangements. The documentary viewing is free, open to Guild members and friends.