Site: C.S.U. Sacramento / Coloma Community Center, Sacramento, CA
From The Page (March, 1994):
Come celebrate the Middle Eastern arts at the first Middle Eastern Collegium. Find out how to ululate or roll your stomach muscles (if you don't know what a saghareet is you need to attend) at classes all day beginning at 9 a.m. A potluck Casbah in the evening from 6 to 11 p.m. featuring Middle Eastern Dancing to live music will celebrate day's activities,
The Collegium will be held at St. Cassian (C.S.U. Sacramento, University Union Building) and the evening casbah will be at the Coloma Community Center at (address omitted) in Sacramento. Both sites do not allow alcohol. The fee is $4 for the day. If you have any questions, contact the autocrat: Amaryllis Alexandrea de Lacey at (phone). If you are interested in teaching a class or assisting, please call the autocrat, now.
The tentative class list is as follows:
Dance: Tribal Dance Basics/Tribal Troupe Dance (wear comfortable clothes, bring a hip shawl), Theresa; Belly Dance (bring a veil). Nahita al Ama; How to play finger cymbals and dance at the same time (bring your zils and a new blank audio tape), Sunara.
Costuming: Persian Armor - Alail Horsefriend: Hand and Face Painting - Aurelia de' Aquataine: Camel Tassel Dance Belts - Brianna of Blue Haven; Men's Middle Eastern Costuming - Khalid al Jaarad.
Historical: The Crusades - Christian du Glaive: History of Jewelry of the Middle East - Etaine la Gamine; History of Dance and Dance Costume - Lindia of Woodlyn.
Performance Track: (These classes are designed for students to learn all elements of a performance, combininglnstruments, vocals, dance, percussion and audience participation.) Instrumental Song (Bring your melodic instrument. Student must have intermediate competency). Sunara: Vocal Song - Sadika al-Masriyyah; Dance Choreography - Susan of Coldwell; Percussion (Bring your percussion instrument) Rashid; Combined Performance of Instrumental, Vocal, Dance, Percussion Classes and How to be a Middle Eastern Audience instruction.
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