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    Default "Oriental Soul Show" Athens, 6 March 2007

    Hi there !!!!

    Freaking out, as its just 4 days till our Show in Athens (and meantime I have to go to Crete for a workshop on the weekend) so phew I'm announcing it now !!!

    On 6th March 2007 and 20.00 we will be honnored to have you as guests to the "Oriental Soul Show"

    The location is the theatre "Melina Merkouri" and I'm so happy to have with me beside my students also our very own Chryssanthi Sahar coming from Germany for the show and her workshops, Malek coming from Crete and Andreya of Cairo !!!

    The philosophy of the show is to indicate how 3 different nations, Greeks - Turks and Arabs sharing a long certuries history with up and downs, still share the same music and dance forms. Its gonna be a game with songs that exist in greek-turkish and arabic !!!

    Group choreos and solos 20 parts in total.

    Dancers:
    Chryssanthi Sahar, Andreya of Cairo, Malek, Ira, Dimitra, Evgenia, Roza, Eirini, Evi, Melina, and me !!! lol

    Types of dance:
    Classic Raqs Sharqi, Baladi, Saidi, Sa'abi, Pop Baladi, Khalegee, Tanura !!!, Tahteb, Melaya leyf, Ghawazee, Golden Era style, Turkish Style, Old Greek Chifteteli Style, Sword, Fantasy !!!

    If I'm freaked? yes I have pains in chest also !!!
    We are working from September for the choreo's and the solos !!!

    Till yesterday i was so anxious running up and down, that didnt wanted to mention it more, but today things like ok, all flyers, programms, posters etc are printed and correct !!! and also finaly the tabla players called me to comfirm !!!

    So just wish us good luck, and we will come back with photos (we will have 2 photographers, and 2 camera video so hopefully we will make a good DVD also)

    Phew!!! and dont tell me to break a leg, I think that last night after 7 hours rehearshing I broke my toe

    Maria Aya, FREAKING !!!!
    Last edited by Maria_Aya; 03-02-2007 at 10:57 AM.

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    Maria, you've already managed to impress us with all the things you manage to do and accomplish at the same time, so I am sure the show will go just fine. Sounds like it will be a wonderful event, such a shame Athens is too far from me

    But, I won't tell you to break a leg... Teach me how to say "good luck" in Greek instead

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    Kali tichi (its the sound of it), Καλή τύχη its the greek spelling

    Thanks girl

    Maria Aya

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    Καλή τύχη then

    I actually had it in the back of my head but had no dictionary around to check just in case...

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    Maria, when do you sleep?? I am beginning to think that unlike the rest of us mere mortals, you DON'T.

    Are you going to be doing a video of this show?
    Last edited by Suhad; 03-02-2007 at 06:38 PM. Reason: forgot a question

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    Maria,

    What an great time for all!!!! I wish I could attend to see all the fun! (Stranded in Blizzard conditions until Sunday, then back to work.) It sounds like you have worked very hard to make this enjoyed by all. Now you should sit back, now that the work is done, and enjoy what you have accomplished. I will be excited to hear about turnout and to see the photos. Have a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria_Aya View Post
    Types of dance:
    Classic Raqs Sharqi, Baladi, Saidi, Sa'abi, Pop Baladi, Khalegee, Tanura !!!, Tahteb, Melaya leyf, Ghawazee, Golden Era style, Turkish Style, Old Greek Chifteteli Style, Sword, Fantasy !!!
    Maraki, you forgot Tsifteteli Oriental (modern Tsifteteli), which I will perform next to Raqs Sharqi
    Last edited by Viv; 03-03-2007 at 01:48 AM. Reason: fixed quote coding

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    WOW!! You got it all for variety!! Have a great show Maria Aya, Chryssanthi Sahar and all other dancers!!!

    Love
    Janaki

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    I'll tell you what I tell any dancer before they perform....

    MAKE MAGIC!!!!

    I know you, your students and guest performers will amaze everyone!

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    Good luck ladies! Can't wait to see pictures!

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