El Festival Internacional de Danza Oriental 2012
Text and Photos by Gabriel Monserrat Lopez
Event date:February 2-5, 2012,
Auditorio Axa, Barcelona, Spain
Posted March 16, 2012
Munique Neith is Brazilian of Arabic descent. She is the prestigious and well traveled organizer of the International Oriental Dance Festival in Barcelona. More than 1500 people take part every year in the 2 gala shows, the competitions, and in different workshops with the best international master teachers.
The idea for this event came up as a way to bring a piece of Egypt to Barcelona, giving a chance to dancers who have not had the opportunity to go to Egypt to learn. In 2007, Munique started this incredible festival that is considered one of the most important in the world. In the six years of the festival, Munique invited the best known experts to Barcelona. The artists include: Raqia Hassan, Dr. Mo Geddawi, Randa Kamel, Momo Kadous, Zaza Hassan, Soraia Zaied, Gamal Seif, Mohamed Shahin, Ashraf Hassan, Amir Thaleb, Jillina, among others. They have shared their knowledge and art with the participants coming from all around the world.
Munique Neith is originally from Brazil and is the the organizer of the 6th Barcelona International festival.
Dr. Mo Geddawi of Germany and Egypt,
Mohamed Shahin performs an authentic Saidi cane dance.
Mohamed and Munique with their Raks al Assaya group performance
Mo Shahin performs a Lebanese Dabke dance.
Soraya Zaied of Brazil dances a classical routine full of emotion.
Aziza Abdul Ridha of Italy,
Amara of Brazil
Amaru Sabat of Spain,
Nuar Nair of Spain
Al-Macanah of Spain-
Anastasia of Russia
Diana Costa of Portugal
Chiara Saccomano of Italy,
Davinia of Spain,
Gitza of Spain
Alika Hannan of Brazil
Carla Pedicone of Argentina
Florencia Kirlis of Argentina
Florencia and Nico Kirlis of Argentina
Ballet of Munique Neith of Spain
Family photo of National Gala
36- Artists at the International Gala
Mo Geddawi of Egypt and gift
Aziza Abdoul Rida of Italy and gift
Amara Saadeh of Brazil and gift
Raqia Hassan of Egypt and Munique Neith Brazil
Amara of Brazil teaching her
Aziza Abdoul Rida of Italy
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