NamesSaleh, Magda (Conceptor)El Moky, Ibrahim (Director)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1977
Table of ContentsVicinity of Mersa Marruh: Haggala (clapping dance of Western Desert Arabs); Shettaywa dance -- Siwa Oasis: Bormeyya (dances of Zaggaleen Palmgrove laborers) -- Port Said: Bumboateyya -- Suez: Henna el suweisi (wedding dance) -- Alexandria: Sohba -- Cairo: Sham'edan (chandelier dance); Lesson in "Baladi" (belly dance) -- Luxor: Welad Mazen Ghawazi dance -- Cairo: Almah -- Cairo: Zar (exorcism ritual) -- Cairo: Dhikr (ecstatic dance ritual of the Sufi rifai sect); "Dababees" skewers (ritual thaumaturgical exercise) -- Giza: Dancing horse -- Sohar Governorate, Maragha district: Gohena; Wahda wa nûs; Arabi; Tahtib (stick dance) -- Aswan, Baharif village: Kaf (clapping dance) -- Aswan, Tushka village: Dances of the Fadigga Nubians -- Qena, Nag el Sudaneyya: Rongo -- Aswan: Hosseb (martial dance of the nomad Ababda tribe).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1491
TopicsDance -- EgyptBelly danceTahteeb (Dance)ExorcismSufism -- EgyptMambootieh (Dance)
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceVideo
NotesStatement of responsibility: produced by Egyptian Cinema Organization International Productions ; project conceived and conducted by Magda Saleh ; directed by Ibrahim El Moky.For a detailed discussion of this film, see Magda Saleh's 1979 thesis, A documentation of the ethnic dance traditions of the Arab Republic of Egypt (in: *XMD-67)Language: Titles in English and Arabic.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (90 min.) : sd., col.
DescriptionDocumentary film representing a first major attempt to collect the traditional folk dances of Egypt. Presents 17 communal, ritual, and entertainment-oriented folk dances from rural, urban, and desert areas recorded 1975-1977.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY827033577-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12159646Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f554e80-f879-0130-e56b-3c075448cc4b
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