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    Roman with Reyhan

    I had an hour semi private class with Reyhan at her home in Istanbul just in the begining of this month.
    She is such a sweetheart, she greeted us on time, offered us food at the end of the class. Her daughters are lovely like herself.
    The class was all improvisational watch and learn style with repetetive combinations of basic technique of Roman. The music selection was great, her lovely impretetion of real Roman was great, she really makes you understand the feel of it.
    I also took class with Ahmet Ogren in Los Angeles, he is also an amazing teacher with more stage presence and quality of breakdown of moves.
    I love them both.
    Of course Reyhan can show more hip work. Oh mine pelvic locks and hip lifts moving to 9/8 such an awesome earthy feeling.
    I highly recommend her. She is going to be in CA I believe around April/May time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    I had an hour semi private class with Reyhan at her home in Istanbul just in the begining of this month.
    She is such a sweetheart, she greeted us on time, offered us food at the end of the class. Her daughters are lovely like herself.
    The class was all improvisational watch and learn style with repetetive combinations of basic technique of Roman. The music selection was great, her lovely impretetion of real Roman was great, she really makes you understand the feel of it.
    I also took class with Ahmet Ogren in Los Angeles, he is also an amazing teacher with more stage presence and quality of breakdown of moves.
    I love them both.
    Of course Reyhan can show more hip work. Oh mine pelvic locks and hip lifts moving to 9/8 such an awesome earthy feeling.
    I highly recommend her. She is going to be in CA I believe around April/May time.
    And for those who'd like my views, which agree with Dilek 100%

    In waaaaay more detail than you wanted.
    Buggirl's Increasingly Strange Tokyo Tales... - Day three (part one)
    Buggirl's Increasingly Strange Tokyo Tales... - Ahmet Ahmet Ahmet


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    Where in California is she going to be?


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    Hey Dilek,
    Thank you for the info on Reyhan. I'm looking forward to my lesson with Reyhan in Istanbul... next week!

    Lily


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    have fun there...she is great


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    Ozma I loved your blogs...I read almost all Istanbul...wow I need to read the continuing part of Sema's...

    Quote Originally Posted by ozma View Post
    And for those who'd like my views, which agree with Dilek 100%

    In waaaaay more detail than you wanted.
    Buggirl's Increasingly Strange Tokyo Tales... - Day three (part one)
    Buggirl's Increasingly Strange Tokyo Tales... - Ahmet Ahmet Ahmet


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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybellydance View Post
    Hey Dilek,
    Thank you for the info on Reyhan. I'm looking forward to my lesson with Reyhan in Istanbul... next week!

    Lily
    Do get in touch with Gonul as well, she'll be able to give you a good idea of what is available in the area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    Ozma I loved your blogs...I read almost all Istanbul...wow I need to read the continuing part of Sema's...
    Hehehehe, I'm glad you've enjoyed them. It's always a risk to write about people.

    Ya know what? Gonul translated my Ahmet Ahmet Ahmet post for Ahmet. They both found it very amusing.

    I'll wrap things up soon.


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    Dilek, it's finished!

    It took me all morning and most of the afternoon, but it's more orderly and completed.

    Buggirl's Increasingly Strange Tokyo Tales...


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    Ozma:

    Thanks so much for sharing these stories and photos. I took classes with Reyhan two years ago when she was one of the featured teachers at the Herdeljeizi (sp) Festival sponsored by Kostana in Maryland. Reyhan was wonderful, and I learned so much.

    I also experienced the pelvic thrust/tilting marathon. Through a translator, Reyhan said that something to the effect of that one should dance Turkish Romani "like a pistachio."

    I giggled, then pondered, then concluded that to me it meant capturing the earthy, crunchy pleasure of this dance--not that I should hop around like a big salty nut--which is certainly what I was doing with all that footwork at first!

    I want to travel to Istanbul to study with several of the teachers you blogged about--would like to contact you privately for more details. Let me know if that would be ok.

    Hechicera


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hechicera View Post
    I want to travel to Istanbul to study with several of the teachers you blogged about--would like to contact you privately for more details. Let me know if that would be ok.

    Hechicera
    anytime. I can be emailed at my gmail account "ozmaofjapan"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hechicera View Post
    Ozma:

    I want to travel to Istanbul to study with several of the teachers you blogged about--would like to contact you privately for more details. Let me know if that would be ok.

    Hechicera
    Merhaba! When are you thinking about going? I am really hoping to get there next year. What about you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ceydahazine View Post
    Merhaba! When are you thinking about going? I am really hoping to get there next year. What about you?
    Aloha! I haven't gotten far enough in plannning to set a date--just putting it out in the universe as it were......are you still planning to come to Atlanta in November? We could meet up and plot and plan........pm me why don't you ..g.:



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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    I am going again next year, this time I like to take few classes with Reyhan again and maybe one or two others...there are really no good teachers in my opinion teaches old era Turkish Oriental which I have been working on it...I am working on 9/8 (not gayda) but more upbeat choreography for a friend's stage show in LA and also will work on Oriyental right after that. I really want to get my Turkish blood outthere on the belly dance scene....In Turkey now they use too much remix and pop Egyptian music...I like more classical music.
    I am planning to go May time frame hopefully


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    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    I I really want to get my Turkish blood outthere on the belly dance scene....In Turkey now they use too much remix and pop Egyptian music...I like more classical music.
    I am planning to go May time frame hopefully
    Go Turkish style!!!!! I love it. I'm not sure yet if I'll be able to swing a spring trip, but stranger things have happened......l;,


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    Quote Originally Posted by ozma View Post
    anytime. I can be emailed at my gmail account "ozmaofjapan"
    Thanks so much, I'll take you up on your kind offer.


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    this gives me inspiration of writing my journal...I have been putting some little writings together but I really need to write the details. I perhaps will start soon.
    and the bead stores, yah next time for sure I will go.
    so you did not end up doing any class with Sema sounds like.
    My family does not know Hale Sultan and Sema Yildiz...how bizzare!


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    what is up with Asena and her not smiling???? did she look like she has to dance but not love of dance..that must be the only occupation she can do feel like...
    soo sad all these touristic places cannot bring more quality dancers...and folk dancing is not the best places to watch in these restaurants, you need to go to competitions and festivals. I have seen amazing dancing when I was growing up but not in restuarants of course....wrong image of giving Turkish culture to tourists really.


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    I give a big thumbs up to my experience with Reyhan as well particularly as assisted by Delpha. Ahmet was also top notch and Sema great fun. They were the only three I got to study with when I was in Istanbul.


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    I've done 5 hours privately with Reyhan this week and I'll be doing more in the coming weeks. She's totally amazing. I absolutely love her.


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    so jealous.


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    I know it ^.~


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    ..g.:
    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    I had an hour semi private class with Reyhan at her home in Istanbul just in the begining of this month.
    She is such a sweetheart, she greeted us on time, offered us food at the end of the class. Her daughters are lovely like herself.
    The class was all improvisational watch and learn style with repetetive combinations of basic technique of Roman. The music selection was great, her lovely impretetion of real Roman was great, she really makes you understand the feel of it.
    I also took class with Ahmet Ogren in Los Angeles, he is also an amazing teacher with more stage presence and quality of breakdown of moves.
    I love them both.
    Of course Reyhan can show more hip work. Oh mine pelvic locks and hip lifts moving to 9/8 such an awesome earthy feeling.
    I highly recommend her. She is going to be in CA I believe around April/May time.


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    reyhan she is great!!!!
    she is going to teach in the 1st oriental dance festival in Istanbul
    on april 29th- may 3rd 2010 with other great roman and oriental dancers from all over the world.
    Welcome to the Turkish Delight Dance Festival..


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    Re: Roman with Reyhan

    Hello to all dance lovers, we have two master teachers who now
    has opened classes for the first time!

    We are very excited to inform all those who are interested in learning
    Turkish Oriental Combination with the very best!! SEMA YILDIZ!

    Sema Yildiz who is a renowned Turkish Dancer that travels Internationally
    has decided to open regular classes at Fazil’s Studio in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Schedule of Sema’s Classes are:

    TURKISH ORIENTAL COMBO
    SEMA YILDIZ
    FRIDAY’S
    4 times a month.

    We have another good news!! Addition to our Oriental Classes,
    REYHAN TUZSUZ has also joined Fazil’s team.

    Reyhan Tuzsuz is very popular Turkish Roman instructor, mastering her own
    tradition which intails 9/8 ryhtym. Her expertice lies in the fact that she is a true
    Roman and her movements specializes the hip area and stomache.
    If you are interested in this unique cultural experience you have found the right teacher!

    TURKISH ROMAN
    REYHAN TUZSUZ
    SUNDAY’S
    13:00 – 14:30
    4 times a month.

    Welcome to the Turkish Delight Dance Festival..
    E-Mail fazilstudionyc@yahoo.com


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