The Gilded Serpent presents...
Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan
Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan is an educator and researches dance topics to bring valuable information to her “Ma*Shuqa Method” dance instruction. Her dance expertise is a result of years of study that includes dance, music, percussion, and rhythm. Ma*Shuqa is known for the Ma*Shuqa Method of developing unique dance styles and teaches in her Los Gatos, California, USA dance studio, where has been teaching classes and providing dance coaching for over 35 years. She is also a performance photographer and artistic director and with her husband, Carl Sermon, a performance photographer, offer studio sessions with make-up, performance coaching, and posing for professional performance images for dancers’ media packages.
Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan, Los Gatos, California, USA
(In Silicon Valley, 1 hour south of San Francisco, CA)
The Professional Difference - Elegance of Style
Web site: www.MaShuqa.com
Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan
- 1-15-13 Diamonds in the Rough & Polished Perfection, 2012 Berlin SomerFestival-Thursday Competition,
Produced by Beata and Horacio Cifuentes, Held in September, 2012. The costumes were innovative and personalized with many of the competitors from the Ukraine, Russia, and Asia. Many of whom are also ballroom competitors. As a result, the costumes were visually striking and elegant. The trend in costuming is floral with tribal going towards more colorful stylized burlesque (ala Chicago musical).
- 8-14-12 The Influence of Tarab on Raqs Sharqi, Improvisational Taqasim For Raqs Sharqi Part 2
On the other hand, performance style should sparingly mirror mordent notes and grace notes. Performing movements to all the mordent note variations and also hitting every grace note is inappropriate; too much of a good thing spoils the dance style.
- 7-15-12 Raqs Sharqi Imporvisational Taqasim, Part I :The Musical Intersection of Raqs Sharqi and Tarab by MaShuqa and Yosefa
The Oriental dancer (as an improvisational artist) performed in collaboration with live musicians, and the shared goal of both dancer and musicians was to create authentic shared emotional experiences (known as “tarab”) both for themselves and the audience.
- 10-13--11 Friday Night Photos from Rakkasah East- October 2010
Desert Embers, Dharma, Fahtiem, Leila Haddad, Mystic Wiles, Nadia Layla, Najma, NightShade, Phoenis, Raks Shiva, Troupe Shahibat
- 8-13-11 Your Stage Name, Choosing the Right One
Beware of letting others name you! Years ago, dancers were often surprised before going on stage to dance as they were announced by musicians or club owners by a name unknown to them that they hadn’t selected.
- Dance Passion and Burnout, Muses and Goddesses
Is It Time For A Dance Counselor and Coach, or Dance Retreat To Revitalize Yourself and Your Life?
- 12-26-04 Scott Wilson's CD "Efendi"
Scott's quest is to make Mid-East music more accessible to American audiences...
- 5-19-002 Rakkasah West Festival 2002 Sunday Photos
Dalia Carella, Eva Cernik, Suhaila Dance Company, Ma*Shuqa, Parri and more....