Of course, in the translation
from digital tape to lower resolution for YouTube, some quality is
diminished. Smaller shimmies or flutters on drum solos, etc. may be
lost, and audio-sync may be off in playback on some
viewings. If you require a more high-quality recording sample or a sample
of a different kind/style of dance, these and other dances do exist on
DVD. Other videos including video of belly dance soloists will be
www.youtube.com/mirahammal. Contact Mirah for more information.
This piece will eventually be part of a full-length dance-play fairytale.
It represents the scene in which we meet the dark and powerful djinniye and her
sizzling fire spirit sisters. This performance was for the Guild of Oriental
Dance in April 2008. Choreography by Mirah Ammal, with dancers Safia, Alicia,
Ameera, Vega and Mirah. Videography by Linda Brown, costumes by Laurie
Olson Williams and Pharonics of Egypt.
Mirah Ammal performs shamadan
(candelabra dance). It's a little dark and difficult to see at the
beginning as she enters through the audience in the darkened theater, but
lighting improves once she reaches the stage.
Al-Bahira Dance Theater and Aalim School of Dance,