Yasser Darwish | Egyptian Dance
My name is Yasser Dawish and I am a performer and teacher of Egyptian folkloric dance. I was born in Alexandria, Egypt and at the age of 18 I became a member of the Alexandria Folk Dance Group. I later moved to Cairo and danced with the National Folk Dance Company. In 2001, I immigrated to Brooklyn, where I was able to adapt group choreographies to solo shows and learned a variety of styles that appealed to the public here in NYC. I am a well known performer of sa’idi tahtib, a stick dance from Upper Egypt, tannoura, a captivating secular Sufi spinning dance, and the Arabian horse dance, which I perform at festivals, theaters and weddings and have been teaching residencies and workshops in schools through City Lore since 2008. Additionally, I direct my own Egyptian Celebration Company.
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