Show time is just a couple of weeks away and we have been working on two folkloric routines - a Bedouin piece based on a choreography by Serena Ramzy, but adapted for Ya Raqs by our very own Meroe, and a Tunisian piece which Meroe is 100% responsible for. Both are very different, but very high energy.
|Aisha, Mish Mish, Kebi, Phoenece and Naima in rehearsal|
Saturday was our last group rehearsal and it all went really well. Kebi stepped in to Meroe’s spot for the purposes of the rehearsal, just so she could watch what was going on. It’s very difficult to dance in a routine and be aware of what is going on with all the other performers - even with mirrors - so it’s sometime best just to look at how rehearsals are going from the audience perspective!
And how is it going, you may ask - pretty good I would say. All that is left to do now is for the individual dancers within group to iron out the minor wrinkles in their performance and we are good to go!
So look out Henley - Ya Raqs are on their way!
If you want to come and see us, and lots of other amazing dancers, we’ll be at the Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames on Wednesday 22nd October. Proceeds from the show will be going to support the care provided by Sue Ryder. So not only do you get to see a great show, but you get to support a great cause too - win win!