Nahid Siddiqui – Surrey Muse

Nahid Siddiqui is a classical Kathak dancer, choreographer and mentor who lives and works in Pakistan and England. Her organization, Nahid Siddiqui & Company was established in 1991, and since then it has presented 16 master-class productions earning various awards and distinctions around the world including Pakistan’s Pride Of Performance. Nahid’s most valuable contribution is to evolve her own expression and style infusing new themes in a classical dance. Her exploration and infusion of Sufianic thoughts and words within the context of kathak has brought this traditional dance to a new level of excellence. Nahid has introduced Kathak in the curriculum of the University of Surrey (UK) and other educational institutions by making it accessible through performances and educational outreach programs such as workshops, master classes and residencies. Her work has received support from West Midlands Arts Board and Arts Council of England. Her most recent production was presented at the Royal Ballet. Nahid learned her art from Maharaj Ghulam Hussain Kathak and Pandit Birju Maharaj.

More about Nahid Siddiqui
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Contact Nahid
nahidsiddiquifoundation@gmail.com

At the October 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Nahid will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: friday-oct-22

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Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic

‘The Explorers’ by Aaron Pacquette

Surrey Muse went digital in March 2020, and with it, the reach of our cross-genre Open Mic session has widened. We welcome this development by inviting submissions from anywhere in the world.

Guidelines
Send : An original audio or video recording of your own creative work (poems, stories, memoir, nonfiction, songs, skits, dance, art works, any form of art).
Duration : 3-5 minutes
Dateline : Before the Third Friday of each Month
Also : Add your name, web page, and title of your work/s to your email message.
How : Attach your audio or video file to your email message with Subject Line ‘Open Mic Submission: Month/Year’ (‘Nov/2020’), and send it to the two email addresses below:
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Please note
Surrey Muse gatherings take place on the Fourth Friday of each month except December. View earlier programs:
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Surrey Muse uses English as its primary language. If you express your art in another language, you are welcome to present the original followed by its English translation.

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) is mandated to inclusivity and equality. Your work must not contain prejudice based on race, ethnicity, social or economic status, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, or any other similarly abusive category.
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Each gathering features four guest presenters, an author, a poet, an artist/performer, and an open Mic Opener (across genre). Your presentation will be a part of the Open Mic Session that happens at the end of the program. More about the gatherings:
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The curated videos are housed at YouTube from where they are shared to Surrey Muse Web page, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. View Program Videos, and SUBSCRIBE to our channel:
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At this time, we do not offer honorarium for Open Mic presentations.

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Haytham Alhamaydeh – Surrey Muse

I am always inspired by my own old self who passed
though the toughest times to help me reach where i am today
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Haytham Alhamaydeh is a dancer, singer and a calligrapher who also excels in public speaking and storytelling. He is the leader and founder of the dabkeh/zaffeh performance team, Canadabkeh, since 2014. Canadabkeh showcases the culture of Palestine’s dabke- a dance traditionally performed to build roofs of houses, and now, to ‘bring joy to newly married couples by hyping their wedding ceremonies with the chants of zaffeh and the stomps of dabkeh.’ Haytham also launched the Arab Students Association at UBC, supported his mother to establish her catering service Mansaf Zaman Catering, and he was a major contributor to the BC Newcomers Camp. Haytham has danced for half his life as he began to perform dabke When he was 12 years old. As an artist, he wants to mentor the young to grow into creative individuals, spread the culture of dabkeh to tell the world about the existence and the persistence of the indigenous people of Palestine, and to make the dabke an international practiced dance like tango or salsa. Haytham comes from Palestine Nablus, and he now lives and works in Vancouver.

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haytham.alhamaydeh@gmail.com

At the Third virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse, Haytham will be the featured performer. More about the Gathering: third-virtual-gathering

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Oath – Surrey Muse


Oath is a poet and a dance artist committed to self exploration through improvisation. She moves between curiosity and chaos, between altered states of wakefulness and dream where the body is the soul’s temple and the dancer longs to drop the mind to reach the divine. A keen student of astrology and occult, Oath has traveled extensively, and she has completed yoga and dance training courses in Thailand, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Costa Rica and United States. Her movement may be described as experimental urban contemporary.

Contact Oath
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At the February 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Oath will begin the Open Mic session. More about the event is here: february-28-2020

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Celeste Snowber – Surrey Muse

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Celeste Snowber is a dancer, writer, poet and award-winning educator. She has performed and spoken internationally for concert venues, galleries, museums, conferences, and in various outdoor spaces. The essence of her performative work is site-specific performance and complete one-woman-shows that integrate comedy, contemporary dance and improvisation and how one lives a juicy life amidst complexities and wonder. Celeste creates performances of dance and poetry in the natural world and can often be found dancing between the land and sea. She is the author of ‘Embodied inquiry: Writing, living and being through the body‘, and she has published three collections of poetry where the latest titled ‘The marrow of longing‘, explores her relationship to Armenian identity and it is forthcoming in 2021. Celeste is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Visit Celeste’s website
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View her blog
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Contact Celeste
celeste_snowber@sfu.ca

At the January 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Celeste will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: january-22-2021

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