from the troupe flyer: "Seher Dance Company presents dances from North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Their repetoire includes folkoric line dances, mysterious candle dances, dramatic tribal dances, wild gypsy dances, and the ancient, beautiful art of belly dance....Seher Dance Company appears regularly at restaurants and festivals throughout Santa Barbara and with the UCSB Middle Eastern Ensemble." Available for both individual and group performances.
Margaret Lloyd-Hart holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, and has studied ballet, jazz, modern, and Arabian dance for many years. She teaches, choreographs, and performs in resorts, theatres, and private parties for both American and Arab audiences. For more information on classes and performances, call 795-5715.
Ma*Shuqa's dance style and teaching repetoire reflect years of study and is evidenced in her dazzling performances. A comment often heard from her audiences in Germany, Cairo, and Athens: "She understands our music and our culture..in her dancing we see the expression of joy and emotions of our culture." Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan, International Performer and Instructor Available for performances, workshops and seminars.
(Recommended by many on the medance list, including:) "...her tremendous knowledge of ethnic dance, ability to translate songs, etc..." "I took a seminar with her and immediately loved the way she broke things down, the way she got the class to relax, her "you can do" attitude, and the positive and egalitarian way she treated everyone, in general. No playing favorites, no haughtiness, just good hard work. This was a woman who *wanted* everyone to do well, and believed they could! WHAT a refreshing change!!!! Years later, she is still this way." "Rocky sees and appreciates talent--WHETHER YOU ARE *HER* STUDENT OR NOT, which I admire and find all too lacking in many instructors--encourages it, is excited by it, loves it--is anything but threatened." --Shakira