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Egyptian Dance Workshop and Competition   Leave a comment


Join us for the seventh annual celebration of Egyptian dance. Advanced belly dancers will have the chance to participate in workshops with a master-level dance instructor. There is a special dance competition FREE for the public to watch.

Saturday, April 13

6:00 pm

For more information, call (317) 327-7135.

Posted March 30, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Egyptian Dance Performance and Workshops 2012   Leave a comment

Egyptian Dance Performance

Indy Parks and The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) invites you to the seventh annual celebration of Middle Eastern dance.  Exotic dancers, beautifully costumed, will perform dances to traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern music.  A $5 suggested donation may be made at the door.

Saturday, May 5th

7:00 pm

Questions? Call us at (317) 327-7135.

Posted April 21, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Drum Circle this Sunday!   Leave a comment

Drum Circle May 22 2-4 pm

Drum roll please! Bring your percussion instrument and let loose through the rhythm of drumming, chanting, and dance! Don’t have a drum? Bring your coffee cans or other improvised instruments. Arrive and depart at any time during the event. 2-4pm Sunday, May 22 at the GPAC!

Posted May 20, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Faten and Il Troubadore in Concert, Middle-Eastern Dance and Music at the GPAC!   1 comment

The GPAC invites you to celebrate the holidays with a Middle-Eastern flair! This coming Sunday, Dec. 12th, we will be hosting “Faten & il Troubadore in Concert.” This incredible event will feature the eclectic sounds of il Troubadore, Indianapolis’ own 16th Century rock band, and the celebrated dancers from Ms. Faten Ali-Munger’s dance troupe as well as Master Dancers from the surrounding area. Advanced dancers will have the opportunity to take a Master Class from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call Ms. Faten Ali-Munger to register at 250-2029.

Faten Ali-Munger

“An accomplished musician and dancer, Faten Ali Munger is proficient in European dance and her native Egyptian dance. Dedicated to teaching dance from a cosmopolitan perspective, Faten also demonstrates the important role music and rhythm play in dance.”

il Troubadore

“Formed in May 2004, Il Troubadore was conceived first as a variety band designed for private parties and small venues. The name was chosen to reflect the early material – which included several Italian Bel Canto, operatic arias, and Irish and Scottish folk tunes. Robert Bruce Scott, a classically trained vocalist plays mandolin, Celtic harp and classical guitar. Jon Silpayamanant exercises his classical-training on the cello and also contributes to the singing. In 2007, Paul Radecki added his dumbek talents to the ensemble. Wendi Wampler (aka Amirah) is il Troubadore’s resident bellydance as well as adding her clarinet skills to the mix.

The band quickly adapted to playing in larger clubs, adding rock, country, disco, jazz and folk covers from a broad variety of cultures as well as strong original material that blends heavy metal, classical and world music influences. Their Middle Eastern flair attracted attention from Midwest’s rapidly growing belly dance community. Now, local and regional dancers and musicians accompany il Troubadore at many of their appearances.

With a growing list of over 700 songs from over 60 countries and in 37 langugages at their command, with styles that range from most euro-american pop genres (e.g. Heavy Metal, Disco, Country, and Rock); to world music folk (e.g. Irish, Scottish, Albanian, Bhangra); to Asian film and dance-drama music (e.g. India Bollywood, Chinese, Thai); to western art music (e.g. Italian bel canto, Classical, Jazz). The quartet is constantly adding new songs to their set lists, with premieres happening on an almost weekly basis.”

Posted December 7, 2010 by GPAC Arts in Events

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