Saturday, October 12, 2019
The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene presents its 16th Annual Fall Festival, featuring guest artist Lebanese Simon!
Join us at Whirled Pies on Saturday, October 12 for a full day of festival dancing, shopping, live music, and our gala evening show headlined by Lebanese Simon.
Visit http://medge.org/fa2019/ for more information on performance signups and workshop registration.
This year’s Fall Festival will feature workshops and performances by the amazing Lebanese Simon! Join us at WhirledPies Downtown on Saturday, October 12, 2019 for all-day dance performances, live music hour, Gala Evening Show, vendors and workshops.
ABOUT OUR FEATURED ARTIST:
Lebanese Simon was born and raised in northern Lebanon. With a natural passion for cultural arts, he found himself drawn closer to dance. Simon has traveled internationally to teach, perform and learn, and has had the privilege to study with the legendary Amani of Lebanon, Yousry Sharif, Lubna Emam and Inspiring Caracalla Folklore Dance Teachers Sammy Khoury and Francois Rahme.
His style of Lebanese Folk Dabke is described as strong, captivating, and deeply heartfelt. Through oriental dance, Simon reveals his personal creative approach, drilling combinations with a focus on technique and rhythms. Most importantly, he focuses on executing the moves yet staying emotionally connected to the melody and the story line. His versatility in dance has brought him very close to the heart of a wide range of audience and followers around the world.
Since 2010, Simon has served artistic director and manager for the Al Awtar Zaffa Group based in Houston, Texas. He is also the Executive Producer and Artistic Advisor of the yearly Gulf Coast Raks (formerly the Houston Oriental Dance) Festival. Settled in Houston, Texas, Simon is a Structural Engineer and enjoys horseback riding and great long walks in nature.
MVisit http://www.lebanesesimon.com to learn more about this dynamic teacher & performer!