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DR MO GEDDAWI

Dr. Mo Geddawi is co-founder of the "REDA DANCE TROUPE". As a soloist and choreographer, Mo worked with Mahmoud Reda on new concepts and special style that raised the "REDA TROUPE" to its present international standing. He performed a...nd choreographed for the Egyptian TV And several theatres. His association with the "REDA TROUPE" has continued until the present time.

Mo studied and performed with the dance company "CASINO DE PARIS" in Paris and toured with them several European countries.

Mo choreographed and performed regularly in the weekly TV. show "BEIRUT BY NIGHT" in Lebanon for four years. During that period he taught Egyptian folklore dances at the American University of Beirut and at Beirut Collage for Women. Choreographed and performed in the musical "THE BOY FRIEND" for the American Repertory Theatre, and in "FAUST" for the Lebanese Modern Theatre.

Mo taught the Oriental Dances in Munich, Germany, where he choreographed for the German TV and performed and acted also in feature films and in Theatres.

Mo founded The" HATHOR DANCE TROUPE" in 1986 in Berlin. He produced many Oriental and folklore dance shows in several theatres in Berlin and other European cities.

Mo had studied ballet since the age of ten in various ballet schools in Cairo and abroad, including the Studio of Mm. Saida Sutaire and Mons. Mahmoud Reda in Cairo, Mm.Georgette Gebara in Beirut and Mons. Fernando Rego in Paris. Mo attended courses on history of Egyptian and Arabian dances, oriental music and rhythms, ethnology, choreography, dramatic acting, mime, comedy, stage design, folklore and other related subjects.

Mo has been giving workshops, courses, seminars and lectures on Egyptian folklore and oriental dances in Europe, USA, Australia, Asia and the Middle East for many years.

Mo has been a permanent member of the jury for Miss. and Mr. America of the Belly Dancing contest in San Francisco for the last 14 years. In this capacity he worked very closely with his long time close friends Ms. Magana Baptiste, director of the Royal Academy of Belly Dance and Mr. Boby Farrah, owner of the dance magazine Arabesque.

Mo received the recognition award of art in 1984 from the Egyptian ministry of culture for his contributions to development and improvement of the Egyptian dance, and the achievement award in 1986 from the Royal Academy of Belly Dance in San Francisco. He is also an Honouree of the Hall of Fame (A.A.M.E.D.), and member of the International Dance Council (UNESCO).

 

Mo teaches the oriental dance dynamics and technique and provide teachers and dancers of the oriental dance with a practical training method in Egyptian style. Coordination of the elements of movements and the basic laws of body expressiveness will be explained in an easy comprehensive way.

 

As Teacher, Mo is encouraging, charming, unpretentious and patient with all levels of students. His choreographies have that polished style and flair that say EGYPTIAN.

 

With Mo, you have the opportunity to learn and have instructions by someone who has the knowledge of the Egyptian dance style and it's methodology. Dr. Mo Geddawi grew enamoured with the classical dancing stars of Egypt's Golden age such as Tania Carioca and Samia Gamal and became their personal friend.