Akiko
Japan

Rakkasah Festival
West
Sunday, March 23,
2003
by Susie Poulelis
 

 

 

 

Leila Haddadd
Tunisia & France

Rakkasah Teachers
Suhaila Salimpour and the Suhaila Dance Company
Berkeley, CA
Rakkasah Teacher
Fahtiem
Rowland Heights, CA
Rakkasah Instructor

 

Aziza
Portland. OR
Rakkasah Teacher



Sirens Rising - Sirens in Sanity
Saideh
(below right) & Jasmine (below left)
Beniica, CA

 

 

 

Mesmera
Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jizan
San Jose, CA
Asata
Richmond, CA
Amaya
Cedar Crest, NM
 

 

 

 

Shanna
Mountain View, CA

 

Dalia Carella
New York, NY
   

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The Critic; Real Critics Don’t Mince Words by Najia El-Mouzayen
Either we are a sisterhood of ego therapists and our instructors are politically correct in all they say and do—or we are tough artists in search of ways to improve our art form by ruthlessly weeding out the lame from our herd.

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Yasmela/ Shelley Muzzy
Until we see ourselves in the context of a larger society, no one outside of our community will accord us the respect we desire.

Critiquing, the “Agony & The Ecstasy” by Nisima
It’s an unnerving experience to be “critiqued” by your peers, but my personal opinion then and now is that when you perform in public, critiquing just goes with the territory of performing.

 

 
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