FolkMotion: Analyzing Egyptian Folk Dances in their Historical Context
FolkMotion is a project that breaks down a variety of different Egyptian folk dances through a bilingual informative website, and a publication. Egypt has one of the richest and most diverse visual identities when it comes to folk dance. The diversification of land nature, climate, traditions and beliefs across the country all reflect across a variety of different folk dances, each with its own distinct pace, style, and costume. Thus, through understanding the folk dances in their historical and geographical context, the viewer will develop awareness on how our culture interprets movement, and expresses their visual identity. Both the book and the website include 7 different dances across the country, with their historical background, an analysis of each dance’s distinct movement characteristics, and their traditional stage costumes. The website also displays several video tutorials that break down the basic steps of each dance, consequently helping beginners learn our traditional folk dances
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Hindy, Hania Ihab, "FolkMotion: Analyzing Egyptian Folk Dances in their Historical Context" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 33.
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