Farida Fahmy's UCLA Thesis:
The Creative Development of the Mahmoud Reda - Contemporary Egyptian Choreographer


Farida Fahmy - 1987 - Masters of Dance, UCLA

Farida Fahmy's Thesis is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the evolution of dance in Egypt by the pioneer of Egyptian Folkloric Dance Theatre, Mahmoud Reda. Approved by renowned Ethnologist, Professor Ali Jihad Racy, Farida Fahmy's UCLA Thesis explores the dynamics and development of the Reda troupe's theatrical dance styles and performances, and the revolutionary work of choreographer, Mahmoud Reda. Read about how Egyptian dance aesthetics and rhythmic nuance, together with field reserach in provincial styles, inspired the Reda choreographies and stylisation for theatre.  Discover how Mahmoud Reda managed to bring the folkloric genres of Egyptian dance to the general public, and re-aquaint audiences to their vanishing traditional arts, in a new social context.

Available in ENGLISH, DUTCH, ITALIAN, DANISH, SPANISH, AFRIKAANS and JAPANESE.

Thank you to translators:
English - Rachel Nagy, Dutch - Sandra (Shemza) Gruisen, Italian - Chiara de Angelis, Danish - Bente Greve Petersen, Japanese - Chie Katagiri, Spanish - Paola Mori, Afrikaans - Liz Van Der Berg.

 
       
 





Contents:

THE NATURE OF DANCE IN EGYPT
Review of the Literature
Dance Traditions of Egypt
Attitudes About Dance
Role of Dace in Theatre Prior to 1959
Attempts at Presenting Dance in a Theatrical Form

THE FOUNDING OF THE REDA TROUPE: AN HISTORIC OVERVIEW
A short Biography of Mahmoud Red and the Cofounders of the Reda Troupe
Obstacles
The Impact of the Reda Troupe

THE AESTHETICS, ADAPTATIONS, AND SOURCES OF MAHMOUD REDA
Aesthetics
Adaptation
Teaching Methods
Choreography
Sources
Modes of Presentation

MODE ONE: DRAMATIZATION
Characteristic Forms
Sources
Choreography
Costumes and Paraphernalia
Vocal and Instrumental Accompaniment

MODE TWO: FOLKLORE
Field Research
Methods of Adaptation
Musical and Vocal Accompaniment

MODE THREE: IMAGERY
Sources that Influenced the Use of Imagery
The Utilization of Movement, Costume, and Paraphernalia

MODE FOUR: FURTHER CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Established Dance Material Used as a Source
New Choreographies of Indigenous Dances
New Approach to Movement Content
Approaches to Musical Compositions

Muwashahat Raqisah

CONCLUSION


 
           
 
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