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    Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    Yes, you're welcome. She is lovely here. I've emailed the poster of these vids. to see if he/she will tell me where this is from.

    Fifi 1
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Ovt2pEZDs]YouTube - فŠفŠ عبد‡ …سرŠ‡ رˆاŠ 2008 Fifi Abdo 1[/ame]

    Fifi 2
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjj7LFdhwNA"]YouTube - فŠفŠ عبد‡ …سرŠ‡ رˆاŠ 2008 Fifi Abdo 2[/ame]

    Fifi 3
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukydWWADYJw"]YouTube - فŠفŠ عبد‡ …سرŠ‡ رˆاŠ 2008 Fifi Abdo 3[/ame]

    Fifi 4
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDM3bXOuRUg]YouTube - فŠفŠ عبد‡ …سرŠ‡ رˆاŠ 2008 Fifi Abdo 4[/ame]
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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    These are GREAT! LOVE Fifi! sigh


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    Yep.

    I got an answer. These clips are from her latest edition of her play in Cairo called "Rawayeh". He took the video last week, so they are very new.

    This is an article from Al-Ahram weekly back in Oct. 07 that talks about her play.
    Al-Ahram Weekly | Culture | Picking up the thread

    "In August, a number of very good and quite successful productions, including Fifi Abdou's smash- hit, Rawayeh, opened and had to close down after only two or three weeks, some on account of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (to make the venues available to guest performances from 1-11 September), and others on account of Ramadan. Most of these, together with some of the few small productions especially concocted for the CIFET, are scheduled to reopen on the first day of the Bairam feast and run for as long as audiences care to see them, or a new production dislodges them from the stage. Of these, judging by box-office receipts, the show that seems destined for the longest run is Fifi Abdou's Rawayeh. It was really a masterstroke on the part of Ashraf Zaki, the head of the state theatre organization, to rope in the talents of this magnificent, highly popular and very expensive star of oriental dancing and put them on show for the delectation of the common people at very moderately-priced tickets. For the whole of August, people nightly flocked in thousands to Fatma Rushdi Floating Theatre in Giza, making Rawayeh the most lucrative state theatre production ever in terms of revenues.

    Intended as a spectacular vehicle for Abdou's art, exuberant energy and overwhelming stage presence, Rawayeh makes no pretence of being anything else. To say that the plot is hackneyed, the characterization threadbare and the dialogue very sketchy, allowing for plenty of adlibbing and on-the-spot badinage, would be quite beside the point in this kind of spectacle. It would be more to the point to complain that Fifi's appearance in the first part of the show was over delayed, making the anticipation quite intolerable, or that we did not get enough of her dancing in that part, or that some of her costumes did not show her to advantage and could have done with a better design. One could also say that by dint of her age, looks and personality, the great artiste did not quite fit into the romantic part of the struggling young dancer, harassed by a powerful, corrupt business man, then rescued and carried to safety and fame by a young and handsome theatre director. See below for rest.
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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    Continued....
    Many years ago, when Fifi was a lot younger (and thinner), she convincingly starred as the voluptuous, middle-aged seductress in a stage version of Salah Abu Seif's famous movie Shabab Imra'ah (A Woman's Youth). Another great dancer, Taheya Carioca, had given a stunning interpretation of the character on the screen and, compared to it, Abdou's stage impersonation was quite impressive and creditable. A plot of that kind would have been better suited to her now and would have forestalled a lot of the vicious, critical sarcasm levelled at the play. But since the audience seem quite willing to make allowances and go along with the pretence, loving and passionately applauding everything they see and hear, who cares for a few nitpicking critics? When they accuse Ashraf Zaki of having turned one of the state-sponsored theatres into a cabaret and frittering away the tax-payers' money, he simply says that he is actually giving the tax-payers more than their money's worth, since very few of them could afford to see Fifi in the flesh unless she worked in a state-subsidized venue. Besides, he is determined that the state theatre should cater to all levels of society and not just to the taste of a small, intellectual elite. If you don't like Rawayeh, he says, there is plenty of 'serious', 'highbrow' drama at other state venues."


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    She may be older and she may be heavier, but she is in her prime! Fantastic. These clips make me want to fly to Cairo tonight!

    Souzan


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    I love her. She is the heart of belly dance at any age.


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    Wish there was some way I could go to Dallas to see her, but alas I am stuck at home. So will console myself watching her workshop dvds from last year and YouTube clips over and over and over again.

    Souzan


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    wow, thanks heaps for posting!!


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    Thanks for posting. I love seeing she still moves so well and naturally.

    Have to admit it gives me a giggle seeing unlikely juxtapositions for characters i.e., Madam Butterfly's "handsome hunk" singing about a 300 lb woman being "his delicate little flower" ,r:;


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    Still my favorite.

    Still the best damn shimmy in the business... no contest.

    man....

    So powerful, inside AND out... thank you so much for posting.


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    Re: Fifi Abdo Feb. 1 2008. 4 videos

    Beautiful. Her dancing makes me cry.


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