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    how would you dance to Allah aleik ya sidi?

    i'm dancing to this song for our show on july 31st, and still have not choreographed anything yet. i'm an improv dancer at heart, but i really want to choreo something to this song so i won't look sloppy! i'm thinking of a bouncy, happy choreo with lots of hips. any insight on how you would dance to this song and why? just looking for ideas to make something click in my mind! all feedback is appreciated!


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    Re: how would you dance to Allah aleik ya sidi?

    Aaah, I love that song but have never used it. My first question would be "well, what's it about"?
    The translation is here:
    http://www.allthelyrics.com/forum/ar...tml#post305155

    What a lovely and sweet song! I think the lyrics give some good stuff to go on to add flavor, expressions and gestures to your bouncy, happy, hippy choreography. :)


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    Re: how would you dance to Allah aleik ya sidi?

    Turns on the intro and transitions, hip accents (e.g., hip drops) from different angles/poses during the chorus, traveling shimmies punctuated with hip accents on the verses, undulations on the bridge?


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    Re: how would you dance to Allah aleik ya sidi?

    you both think a lot like me :) thanks


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    Re: how would you dance to Allah aleik ya sidi?

    Well, I just recently used this song to demonstrate zill playing. I have a strong background in Greek/Turkish/American Caberet/Vintage Orientale... Whatever you want to call it. I came out with this song gangbusters similar to what Tourbeau said. Traveling steps, hip accents, fast turns, twirls. Like I said, think Turkish style and zills. At the same time you can soften certain parts with camels or side to sides wth hip accents. It's a great opening song!!!! Personally I'd go with improv and not try to choreograph this song. It's so upbeat that even though it's repetative I think you're better off going with the flow. But I guess that only applies if you are great with improv.

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    Re: how would you dance to Allah aleik ya sidi?

    I taught a zill number to the Star Academy version of this song this summer (the zilling is still far from polished, but the group is coming along. . .). Fun, upbeat -- lots of traveling, direction changes, cheeky moves -- just have fun with it (we did!)


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