I loved your post yesterday as well as A'isha's and am in the process of replying
I I understand your perspective that the natives of the country infuse their work with that countries essence to a degree. However, I think it is more complicated than this. Egypt is not a uniform society any more than we are. The Nubians, Saidis and fellahin all have their individual essences that is just as illusive for a Caireen to absorbe as it is for an American to absorbe that Egyptian essence. Not that its impossible, but they would have to either go there and study with those people as we would, or hire and train people from those communities. It would be like an upper middle class suburban black guy trying to portray an urban working class black man without first trying to study the subject. Just not the same thing....and it sucks when you know the real thing.
I think I said pretty much that same thing in my post when I pointed out that Reda and others might be Egyptian, but they might know no more than we do about the specific cultures and dances of Nubia, the Saidi, etc, unless they go to study them.