Thursday, 30 July 2015

Dancing with a Star

We had a great meeting on 8 July. Ms. Ann Hall, a middle eastern dance teacher, entertained us with dance, costumes, and music of the Middle East. The costumes were so beautiful and she even asked for volunteers to try them on.
Ann brought two male helpers with her to mind the sound equipment, too. They were dressed in the traditional male djellabia, white cotton robes.

At every step of the journey, she explained the context of the music, the costumes, and the movements in the dance. The audience was enthralled throughout.

 At each stage, she managed to change costumes easily and quickly, explaining the culture of each segment.
It was a great meeting and definitely not boring! The WI is for education as well as entertainment, and this programme excelled in both.

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