Moroccan Chaabi: African meets Arabic Movement
Date(s) - 11/21/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at Cumbe for an exclusive dance experience exploring one of North Africa’s popular traditional dances, Moroccan Chaabi. Chaabi means ‘of people’ and represents the culture, voice and spirit of the people. While this dance has some similarities to Middle Eastern belly dance movements like shimmying the hips and waist, Chaabi is decidedly African. As is common with African-rooted dance traditions, Moroccan Chaabi is body positive, women-centered, improvisational and communal. Through muscle memory repetitions, students will learn the fundamental movement vocabulary to learn this social dance.