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    As yet, the only thing I dance with is Abandon.

    But I've seen a clip on the "Stars of Egypt" video series; one of the "Great Unknown" volumes has a bit with those identical twins Liz and Lynn dancing -- a man comes out and does a little dance with a smoking hookah on his head (he wears a turban).

    I wanna do THAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwinity View Post
    I got introduced to the cane last night. Not bad - I can see why it's the favourite of many.

    I have a question though: How do you stop it slipping when you're twirling it? Maybe it was because it was dreadfully hot in the hall, but after n rotations, I'd have to stop and adjust it so as not to lose it (and have it hit someone.)
    A couple of different techniques I'm familiar with...

    You can build up a bit of a "knob" at the bottom end with tape, rubber bands, or similar. Or you can tape it with "compatible" looking tape a good fist length above the end (where you grip it). The latter is the technique I prefer - and was how Nadia Gamal prepped her canes. *sniff* I also recommend taping the crook - especially the cheap bamboo canes - keeps 'em from splitting from repeated whacks on the floor...

    I'm only "so-so" with the cane as yet. I can twirl it, etc, etc, no problem - in fact the cane seems to take care of itself (it has LOTS more experience than I) - but I don't feel I do a "convincing" cane dance - the dance isn't as well integrated into the cane as I'd like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    A couple of different techniques I'm familiar with...

    You can build up a bit of a "knob" at the bottom end with tape, rubber bands, or similar. Or you can tape it with "compatible" looking tape a good fist length above the end (where you grip it). The latter is the technique I prefer - and was how Nadia Gamal prepped her canes. *sniff* I also recommend taping the crook - especially the cheap bamboo canes - keeps 'em from splitting from repeated whacks on the floor...

    I'm only "so-so" with the cane as yet. I can twirl it, etc, etc, no problem - in fact the cane seems to take care of itself (it has LOTS more experience than I) - but I don't feel I do a "convincing" cane dance - the dance isn't as well integrated into the cane as I'd like.

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    Zorba, Iím curious what Nadia Jamalís canes are like? Do you have any photos of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Zorba, I’m curious what Nadia Jamal’s canes are like? Do you have any photos of them?
    But of course!



    There's a few more in the galleries on my site.

    ETA: There's a closeup pic of one of them right under my "main pic" on the main page of my site. Forgot about that one!

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    Thanks! Are those carvings on it? Iím interested because I really like Lebanese style dance.

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    I sometimes dance with my Amazon parrots at assisted living centers. The residents love it. At home, I dance with the birds more for their entertainment than mine.

    Kelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    I also recommend taping the crook - especially the cheap bamboo canes - keeps 'em from splitting from repeated whacks on the floor...
    That is a good tip, I never thought of that myself... The cane I practise with is already taped with the silver tape, but it doesn't look that storng, so an extra layer would definitely extend the cane's life.

    Can someone tell me what are the main differences between the Egyptian and Lebanese cane dancing? I have absolutely no idea... Any video examples to help along with the explanations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Thanks! Are those carvings on it? Iím interested because I really like Lebanese style dance.
    Yes. The cane itself is apparently a very old type that isn't available anymore according to a source I trust. Its VERY light, and somewhat flexible, not stiff like bamboo. Artemis Imports is now selling a very nice looking cane that *looks* vaguely like this one (but prettier) - but I don't know about the weight, flexibility, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maariku View Post
    Can someone tell me what are the main differences between the Egyptian and Lebanese cane dancing? I have absolutely no idea... Any video examples to help along with the explanations?
    I'm no expert, but APPARENTLY twirling the cane overhead is more of a Lebanese thing. Or so I'm given to understand. Check out the video "Nadia Gamal, the Legend"; she has a lengthy cane performance in it - with the very cane in my picture - and its quite nice.

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    The difference between Egyptian Saidi and Lebanese cane, apart from difference in stick shape is that Lebanese style use alot more ground cane slaps then the Egyptians do... Helicopter spin is Very Lebanese. Figure 8 twirling is signature to both, but the way in which the cane is held conveys where the stick twirlers influence is. If the slick is held with a closed fist and majority of the stick is above the hand that is mostly Egyptian style. If the fist is closed as if holding a cup of water and the majority of the stick is pointed towards the floor, this is Lebanese. The Lebanese style of EVERYTHING is much jutted and Powerful and holding the stick in this way creates extra emphasis on the figure 8 spin. Egyptians are very big on throwing the stick and catching it. The basic spin is signature to both.


    Prop wise i use all. Yet professionally i stray away from Zils. i only teach that, donít Perform with them. my favourite is Veil and Stick. i have been experimenting with the veil recently and have created some personal moves that i have never seen done with a veil before. Maybe i can upload a video soon.
    i am also starting to get into Snakes as a Prop nowadays. Very interesting creatures and get easily nervous. but the look on the audiences face is Priceless when you start roving with the snake. even better is when a nice Taksim is interpreted while having the snake slither on your shoulders, but a word of warning... make sure they poop before you get out there! Oh and donít agitate them, a snake bit a co-dancers arm once during a wedding reception. Not fun...

    -=Jamil=-

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