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Arabic Dance

Katie Derham explores the influence of Arabic traditions on Western dance in the light of the Shubbak Festival 2017, which takes place in London.

Katie Derham looks at the influence of Arabic traditions on Western dance in the light of the forthcoming Shubbak Festival in London, which offers a window on contemporary Arab culture.

From the Whirling Dervishes to the Dabke: from the Sabre Dance to the Raqs Sharqi - the Arab imagination has provided a potent and exotic influence on dance. Katie unpicks some of the great traditions of Arabic dance and culture and hones in on some of influences on our own culture - from the highly romanticised and idealistic to the more informed and authentic.

The Classic Score of the Week is Khachaturian's 1942 ballet Gayane.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Arabeske In C Major Op.18

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA : 414 474-2-.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Arabesque No.1, orch. Mouton

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • CALA : CACD 1001-.
    • CALA.
    • 4.
  • Riccardo Drigo

    Le Corsaire - Corsair's Bacchanal

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • DECCA : 430-286 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 10.
  • The Musicians of the Nile

    Sir Bina Ya Qitar

    • Down By The River.
    • Harmonia Mundi - Long Distance.
    • 1.
  • Richard Strauss

    Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • STRAUSS, R SALOME'S DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS, OP.54.
    • DG.
    • 24.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker - Coffee (Arab Dance)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker.
    • telarc.
    • 6.
  • Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Sheherazade - iii. The Young Prince and the Princess

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS : 470-840-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 3.
  • (Unknown)

    Bar'a Dance - Village Dance For Men

    • Yemen: Music of the High Plateaus.
    • Playasound.
    • 3.
  • Ibrahim Aqeel

    Ya Ein Molaytain

    • Greatest Dabkeh Album.
    • EMI Music Arabia.
    • 1.
  • Ibrahim Aqeel

    Ya Ein Molaytain

    • Greatest Dabkeh Album.
    • EMI Music Arabia.
    • 1.
  • Hossam Ramzy

    Sehr Oyounik

    • ARC Music : EUCD 1417.
    • ARC Music.
    • 4.
  • (Unknown)

    Bar'a Dance - Village Dance For Men

    • Yemen: Music of the High Plateaus.
    • Playasound.
    • 3.
  • Mithkal Alzghair

    D├ęsplacement

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Gayane - Men's Dance and Sabre Dance

    Orchestra: Ussr Radio Large S O. Conductor: Djansug Kakhidze.
    • BMG CLASSICS : 74321-63459-2.
    • BMG CLASSICS.
    • 15.
  • Hello Psychaleppo

    Picking Rocks Out Of Lentils

    • Ha!.
    • Let's Play Records.
    • 6.

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