The Next Farha Festival

NEXT FARHA FESTIVAL - 4th - 11th Dec 2013

We rarely get the opportunity to dance with live music .... so this is your chance. It is an incredible opportunity to develop your understanding of live music with our orchestra 'Layali el Helwa'.

Whatever level you are, you will take something away from this. Dancers can choose to work with live music - up to and including a rehearsal and performance in the show. Others may want to take part in the workshops to find out  how you go about working with a live band ...... but may not want to actually do it!  Whatever your level this is an incredible opportunity.

See a taste of the 2009 Farha Festival. (Farha Festival 2009)

Teachers and timetable varies every time, with a mix of familiar favourites and new faces, but if you want to get an idea of what to expect have a look at our video collage by Tracey Gibbs. 

Mohamed Khazafy, former soloist in the Reda Troupe, will be with us some of the time. He is teaching workshops in the Reda style. Both technique - and choreography. You will get the opportunity to work with professional male dancers in Luxor. Khazafy has created a piece of choreography specially for the Farha Festival. How much fun will that be?  Those that want to have the amazing experience of performing with a folklore troupe instead of a solo can do so.  Or you may choose to do the classses but not have the pressure of performing.

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What makes the Farha Festival so special?

Small Master Classes - maximum 20 - this enables the teachers to focus on individuals and make sure you get the most out of the event.
All classes with good English speaking teachers or a translator.
Many classes with live music - all are fantastic musicians.  You can read more about Ahmed Mahrouse and our orchestra 'Layali el Helwa' by clicking on the 'Farha Band' link on the side bar.
23 hours of tuition in air conditioned spaces.
All classes with good English speaking teachers who can break things down.
It is about your individual development .... whatever your level.

What is included:
Transfers from and to the hotel.
7 nights B&B in 5 star luxury on the banks of the Nile.
Orientation around Luxor with suggestions of places to go and things to do n free evenings.
A free day with no classes to either chill by the pool or explore the ancient wonders.
23 hours of master classes, many with live music.
Welcome drink at introductory talk (non alcoholic)
Dance show with the incredible Dandesh.
Party night at end of week which includes a delicious buffet.
Rehearsal time - either with the band if you want to do a solo - or with Kazafy and the boys if you want to take part in the Reda style performance.
DVD of party night performances. 

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Our preferred method of paying your deposit is by cheque

Payable to 'Farida Adventures'

Dean Villa, 26 Kayll Rd, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 7TW
Please include your details including name, address, telephone and email, single or shared room preference and whether you have any dietary requirements.  Please include all these details for anyone else you are booking for.  Please enclose SAE if you would like a postal receipt. 

Full details will be sent with the confirmation of your place.

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