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PTA Artist: Amirah Al-Shuruq


AMIRAH AL-SHURUQ –  Choreographer & Dancer

Amirah Al-Shuruq has been a professional Middle Eastern-style dancer for over 5 years, performing for international audiences at restaurants, weddings, parties and cultural events across the country. She has participated in a few PTA’s at CDT as well. Amirah performs monthly at Sahara, an Arabic lounge in Sharonville. She is co-founder of Ahlaa Raqisaat, a belly dance company specializing in wedding entertainment.

Amirah has also won multiple awards at regional and national belly dance competitions. She graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts with a Major in Dance and Minor in Visual Art, during which time she performed classical American Ballet with the SCPA Dance Ensemble and the Cincinnati Ballet; and musical theater dance in the annual major productions at the Taft Theatre. She continued to study Modern dance at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

She is heavily influenced by classic Egyptian dancers of the 40s through 70s, such as Samia Gamal, Tahia Karioka, Katy Fotsaty, Nagwa Fouad, and Soheir Zaki. Her tribute to Nagwa Fouad can be viewed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/–X9tskjTAE.

Performance Description:

Title – What if the dice were rolled? and Chayeb (Old)

This piece will explore poverty and the human rights abuse of forced marriage. Fnaïre themselves walk a delicate tightrope between their Western influences and their Moroccan identity, positioning themselves as criticizing from within, but pitching their case to an international audience. The genre includes Egyptian Shaabi music, and Hip-Hop infused Moroccan music.

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