A new opportunity to learn a beautiful and unique choreography
with Mercedes in your home!
Now available in digital form:
Over two hours of instruction!
Modern Egyptian Belly Dance is known for its graceful and emotive stylization, and world-famous Mercedes Nieto is one of the masters of this beautiful form.
In Egyptian Soul, Mercedes Nieto shares with you her expertise in dance technique, and also her methods for bringing passion and self expression to your performance. In this DVD, you will learn a series of combinations set to popular middle eastern rhythms, and then put them all together to create an exciting and entertaining choreography to Il Areeb Minnak Baed (classical song of Nagat Al Saghira) that is ready for the stage. Mercedes also leads you through a full warmup and cool down then provides inspiration with a costumed performance.
Running time: 170 minutes.
In The Essence of Raks Sharqi DVD, world renowned Mercedes Nieto will share with you her five essential elements, which cover both technique and emotion, to help you tell your own story through dance. Mercedes will inspire you explore your feelings and learn to express them in a comfortable and natural way. You will be able to connect better with your audience ? to help them understand your story and take them along on your journey through movement. By discovering what is within and how to reveal it, you will feel more comfortable in improvising, and the dance expressions will be more personal and spontaneous. The result is a rich, multi-dimensional performance that is the essence of Raks Sharqi
By discovering what is within, and how to reveal it, you will feel more comfortable in improvising, and the dance expressions will be more personal and spontaneous. The result is a rich, multi-dimensional performance that is the essence of Raks Sharqi.
In this program you will first learn the five essential elements, then Mercedes will lead you through multiple combinations that culminate into two exciting, multi-layered mini-choreographies that help you practice the these elements. Each of the choreographies has a different focus ? the first has an emphasis on the dramatic expression, and the second has a softer, more lyrical flavor. As a bonus, there is a warm-up and cool down, plus costumed performance by Mercedes.
Running time 90 minutes. Produced by Mher Panossian, directed by Ana Berna.