What a nice week – the birthday party was great and so was Roberto’s workshop – thanks for coming out!!
Now, for the video and a little story. Every year when we celebrate my birthday at the session, I pick a dance that I love that I wish we did more often, and I teach that instead of a brand-new one. This year’s pick was Shmulik Gov-Ari’s “Agiley Damar”, originally from 1995. Isn’t it beautiful?
I hope you enjoyed (re-)learning it on Monday, and if you missed it, Liatt will be reviewing it this week, so come for that! And if it really was a re-learn for you, you may have noticed that a step in part three is not what you remember – after the side-cross-yemenite, Shmulik originally taught the next part as turning on your own side first and then changing sides, before the “kapow kapow 🙂 “. When he brought the dance back when Shoshana Dimari died, he taught it (and started dancing it) the way I did it on Monday, in which you change sides first and then back yemenite, so I thought it was the better way to go. Here’s the video from Machol Europa 2006, when he re-taught it. Enjoy!!