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Ma*Shuqa is known for instructing dancers in the Art of Bellydance, which Ma*Shuqa does with mastery in her performances and coaching. Ma*Shuqa began dancing in 1973 and immersed herself in the dance genre. Ma*Shuqa is world renown as the first performer with Isis Wings – creating and dancing with them 30 years ago. She developed the Ma*Shuqa Method which provides dancers with a unique structure for creating their own signature performances and dancing with finger cymbals (sagaats) that capture the musicality of Middle Eastern music and presenting dance that captures the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.
Carl Sermon is the premier photographer to the San Francisco Bay Area (CA, USA) Middle Eastern Dance community. He is known for images that capture the “Ya Habibi Golden Moments of Dance”. The key to his success is over 30 years of performance photography experience, knowledge of the music and the dance form, and the expertise to anticipate the best moment to photograph the most favorable image of the dancer.
In this episode you will learn about:
- Belly dance as a stress relief tool
- Navigating work relationships as a couple
- How Carl started his photography career when the official photographer didn’t show up for an event
- Ma*Shuqa’s teaching method with finger cymbals (sagaats)
- Going through the tough health times
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