Sophia guards the van
and Dance Camp
Mendocino Woodlands, August 17-24, 2008
photo and video reports by Sophia
and Lynette Harris
Orientation and Monday activities
8-18-08- Sophia and I are settled in our camp spot
in our Volkswagen camper. Last night was registration and orientation.
Everyone gathered in the dance hall. The hall is a post
and beam style building decorated with David
Ludwig's beautiful silk painted backdrops. Samira
Tamer introduced the staff, giving each teacher a
chance to entice students to their classes. Anthony,
a PhD student, announced that he would be filming and interviewing
for his dissertation on teaching and learning Middle Eastern
Music and Dance in the United States. Liliana Sanchez
of Belly Dance Magazine announced a
contest that would be held this week. The 3 finalists would
on Saturday night and the winner would win a tour to Turkey!
After the announcements the chairs were put away and the music
began. Sophia and I retired to the camper where we could hear
the wonderful music as we fell asleep.
the classes begin. Dinner and breakfast was quite good! The students
on scholarship working the kitchen were cheerful and surprisingly
bright eyed after being up so late last night!
Please enjoy todays pictures!
Shoshanna holds Amira while standing with Adam. Shoshanna
is responsible for organizing alot of the dance events this
Tamara finds a new pet banana slug
Robyn Friend does Persian
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10-13-03 The Middle
Eastern Music and Dance Camp in Mendocino by Yasmela
is nothing like immersing yourself in study and in the strange
and unique culture of the Middle Eastern music and dance “scene”.
2005 Folktours Middle Eastern Music & Dance Camp Pennsylvania,
by Zarqaa, Photos by Sarah Skinner and Carl Miller.
around and delight in the glory of the dancers and musicians.
The Folk Tours Dance & Music
Camp Review by Piper (and baby pics too!) Photos by Carl Miller,
upon a time, in far away lands, I performed five shows a night,
seven nights a week to great live music. I don’t miss the
wily club owners, late nights, or cigarette smoke, but I do miss
2nd Annual Music and Dance Camp Photos by Carl Miller, Report
by Mark Balahadia
May 2004, Dancers and musicians all over the East Coast (and abroad)
came to participate in the four-day oriental dance and music camp.
The Photos &
Poetry of David Ludwig of the Middle Eastern Music and Dance
Camp in Mendocino in August
is a time each year, when dancers and musicians gather, in a magic
forest, to reconnect , with their creative source...
MORE Photos from The
Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp in Mendocino by GS staff
the extra photos of our art and faces you know projected into
a beautiful natural settin
Khamsa Holidays, A Dance
and Culture Camp in Tunisia Report and photos by Denise Leclair
do you judge a dance trip? Would you go back next year? …in
a heartbeat. Damn the cost and mercury retrograde and the heat.
It was that good!