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Cultural Appropriation Seminar for Fusion Dancers with Khadijah

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Date(s) - 11/08/2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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$20 USD
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Jamila Thompson


Khadijah of Denver gives an online seminar on cultural appropriation for fusion dancers. Recording and time for discussion included.

About this Event

In this online presentation Khadijah of Denver will cover cultural concepts for fusion dancers with an extra focus on costuming and Khaleeji perspectives. Bring any jewelry or clothing items that you have questions about!

All registrants will be sent a recording of the talk as well as a link to the Zoom call. The Zoom call takes place at 2pm PST on November 8th.

After the 45 minute talk we’ll have 15 minutes for discussion facilitated by Khadijah. Attendees may stay on the call longer to discuss amongst ourselves, as well as arrange group chats for follow up reflections.

All funds raised beyond the teaching fee will be donated to an organization of Khadijah’s choice.

You’ll want to register sooner rather than later so you have time to go through the study guide.

Our aim is to support SWANA and MENAHT inspired fusion dancers as they strive to make ethical choices about their art. Please take time to research, reflect, and reach out.

P.S. Our recent seminar on Persian perspectives with Nazaneen raised over $1000 for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Organization! Let’s keep a good thing going!

About Khadijah:

Middle Eastern dance has captivated many and inspired people from all backgrounds around the world. Khadijah is one of the most sought after instructors, performers and choreographers of Middle Eastern Dance and Folklore! Her upbringing and coming from an artistic family, had prompted her to persue studies of music and movement in various Arabic dance styles and beyond.

She has been featured in BellyDance magazine (California), BellyDance TV (California), Al Seha TV (Cairo), Univision (Colorado), The Denver Post (Colorado), TV appearances with HBO and more! Her unique, energetic in combination with great athleticism and grace is deeply rooted in tradition, has made her amazing signature style popular worldwide.

Khadijah has traveled to many countries over the years to not only to instruct, choreograph and perform but to also study from the worlds most respected and renowned artists in Middle Eastern dance/Music and beyond! Khadijah’s foundation in Arabic dance came from many mentors around the world!

Khadijah has had the great honor in increasing her knowledge of Arabic dance and music by attending many festivals, workshops and sharing the stage with many masters/legends in Arabic dance and beyond. Khadijah currently resides in Denver, Colorado. She is a highly sought out performer locally in many 5 star establishments such as Mataam Fez Moroccan restaurant, Phoenician Kabob Lebanese restaurant, Sahara’s, Lannie’s ClockTower , Palais Casablanca and more.

When Khadijah is not traveling, she provides dance class instruction in Denver as well as online instruction (See Classes page for more info) she is an avid practitioner of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing style), Long distance runner , community activism and a Veterinary Microbiologist. You can expect amazing things from Khadijah!

Learn more about our luminous instructor by visiting her website!

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