Mona Kiame New

Mona Kiame is an artist of Lebanese dance with over 35 years of experience in creation and stage productions. Her passion for dance is intertwined with her connection to her Lebanese heritage. She engages young children and adults in the discovery of Lebanese culture through music, movement and rhythms, bridging understanding about non-western dance forms and the role they play in expanding our appreciation for art practices rooted in century-old traditions. As a dancer, she has travelled across Canada sharing her love for dabké in various workshops and master classes, and has participated in numerous national and international festivals with the Al-Arz Lebanese Art Group


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Indigenous
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Seniors
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English
French
French Immersion

ONLINE PROGRAM - Dabké - Lebanese Dance Workshop

New Program Residency Workshop English

This workshop is tailored to the needs of students of all ages and encompasses an introduction to Lebanese culture through dabké – the traditional dance form practiced in social settings as a celebratory expression of happiness, love, solidarity and unity. The significance of dabké is explained through movement and rhythm, relating to Lebanese ancestral ways of life. Students will learn to stomp, kick, jump in lines, circles and squares. They will also get a sneak peek at how simple steps can turn into a choreography that is filled with energy and that creates synergy. References to the colours and meaning of the Lebanese flag, the exhibition of traditional wear and the demonstration of Middle-Eastern instruments are also part of this workshop.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
Online Program
1-hour session: $240 + HST
Two 1-hour sessions: $370 + HST
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