Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Gift for all of my friends, followers, fans, students, fellow Artists, fellow Human Beings.
A great video with a simple, yet POWERFUL message to let inside your heart and CHANGE your Life.
Enjoy and Blessed be the first step of this 2012 journey:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
In a time of fights, we can say PEACE.
Nadine Labaki did IT again. Well, not again...BIG TIME!
Now showing in cinema rooms in Cairo - and probably in another cities of the Arab World - here it is THE MOVIE. Of the season, of the year, of THIS TIME.
I was already a big fan of Nadine Labaki but now she bought a piece of my admiration for LIFE.
A PIECE of ART that achieves what all true ART does: Reaching the Human heart and CONSCIENCE.
In times of chaos and division, we HAVE to WAKE up and UNITE as Human Beings.
Religions do not divide us.
Gender or political points of view neither.
Sexual orientation, colour, race, tastes or even faiths. In the end and in the beginning, HUMAN BEINGS are all ONE single brother and sisterhood.
THIS movie is a MUST SEE. An URGENT one. An ESSENTIAL one.
The coolest Christmas tunes very proper to dance, laugh and receive this season in the right spirit:
Love and Faith with little steps that turn out to result in BIG dreams BEcoming TRUE.
Cool with a cappuccino on my hands, cool with your own family gathering around the Christmas tree anywhere in the world, cool for New York snow and cool for Cairo s fantastic energy.
Always, but ALWAYS cool to DANCE!
Friday, December 23, 2011
My all time Christmas favourite song, marvellously sang by Judy Garland.
Have yourselves a merry little Christmas, let your hearts be light...
Unexpected Christmas present from Kaidi *(thanks, sweet heart!).
My TWO number one Oriental Dance references together in a video:
Souhair Zaki improvizing a bit and Mahmoud Reda watching.
Then Lucy, the last egyptian Oriental Dancer *(in my opinion!) hugging the LADY to wrap it all up as it should be: With LOVE and RE-COGNITION of a great talent, a great SOUL.
Delicious memory of my roots.
Thanks, Kaidi. This present was an INSPIRATION for me.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
About being born as a literal event and as a metaphor for going out to the WORLD, the REAL World where we are put to the test and LIVING what needs to be lived/loved in order to grow.
There are the ones who still insist in remaining in the womb of their own imagination and are too afraid to risk their necks, hearts and nerves dealing with the trials and tribulations one is exposed to when LIVING outside of his own protective box but even imagination is fed by LIFE.
Protecting one self from this crazy, imperfect, dangerous, material world is also protecting oneself from the joys, pleasures, learning curves and LIGHT that comes from Life s experiences.
This video is amazing in so many levels...simply INSPIRING.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Me and my niece, a very special NEW inspiration in my Life.
God takes some and gives so much more, always wise and making sure we only keep what´s worth keeping.
A miracle of Life making sure that no empty spot is left untouched.
My work will reflect Alice´s blessed appearance in my Life. Part of me, soul of me, adding so much to all I am.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Return to Cairo!..............
After my Spain and Portugal tours, it feels like heaven to return home, to Egypt.
I am aware of the many challenges I´ll find on my way but those have never been strange to me.
Trusting God will keep giving me the health, talent, inspirations, creative energy, passion and DRIVE to continue riding my white horse ahead and UP.
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Got this movie - and another one by Pina Bausch - yesterday night.
Feel so excited to find an ARTIST who thinks and creates OUT of the BOX, working DANCE in the most intelligent, passionate, emotional, spiritual, physical way.
Revolutionary, if only it could be understood by many of us (which I think it is not).
To say I LOVE it is not enough.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
For a miraculous "almost Winter", Sunday morning, one of my favourite composers: Bach.
The soundtrack of travels, passionate nights with my beautiful man, the hurry that comes from missing "you" (and YOU know who you are), the horse riding that takes me to wherever I need to be, not by obligation or other´s decisions, but by my own heart´s desires.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Being an Artist means many things.
Amidst many, there is a willingness to be understood and loved through what our souls have to say.
It is undescribable the joy I get when students and professional dancers from all over the world send me messages commenting on my work and how it impacted on them and their own dance.
I am extremely critical of myself, professionally speaking, so it would be strange to see me thinking wonders of my own work (always thinking ahead, what can be done better, what is not done YET and so forth...). I leave that to others.
The messages I ve been receiving from Spain (and other places I ´ve been in performing and teaching) are heartbreaking, personal, truely human. For all of you, my most loving hug, wishing you all a WONDERFUL Christmas time and always higher flights in your CREATIONS and LIFE!!!