The Al-Andalus Choreographic Project is an artistic and educational initiative designed to promote the learning, practice, and dissemination of neoandalusi dance and to encourage the production of shows in this…
LThe magic of dance and historical splendor merge in a unique encounter in time and space: Nesma and her company with the collaboration of the Syrian singer Rebal Alkhodari will…
NATEC is a professional training and teacher certification program specialized in neoandalusi dance and muwashahat, created by Nesma, offering an internationally recognized qualification. The main objective of the NATEC program…
Nesma and her dance company, made up of 7 dancers and 6 musicians, and the special collaboration of the Syrian singer Rebal Alkhodari, present Bazamat, “footprints” in Arabic. Past, present…
I am very happy to announce the release on Nesma Music label of the first album of a series dedicated to Egyptian Folk Dances: “Old Cairo”. This first volume of a series of 3 is going to be released in digital format in our online store next Friday, February 15.
In this new creation, Nesma expresses all the passion which she feels for Arabic music and the classic songs of Umm Kulthum. In this performance Nesma tells the artistic journey and life of the singer.
The ninth edition of the Raks Madrid international festival of Arabic music and dance will take place in April 2020. the festival is created to enable the dancers to understand essence of Arabic music as well as the means to interpret it through dance, and promote our art to a wider public.
Nesma will be in Japan in February for the second phase of the Muwashahat project Japan. Nesma will teach the choreographies and pass the auditions to perform in the Dance. The project is organized by Al-Andalus Japan Company codirected by Ema Yokozaki & Salima Orientaldance.
Nesma is touring in South Korea. The "KAFF Winter Intensive Course" teached by from November 26 to December 5 has been organized by the Korean Arab Culture and Art Institute located in Seoul.
... As a teacher I feel that she is really the only one I have had in the full sense of the word. It goes far beyond technique and form. She pushes you to look for yourself, without fear, transmitting the purest essence, (...) with an incredible generosity and always with humility and respect.
Al Andalus Camp is a treat for the soul and the heart, and a challenge for the head and the body. In addition, Casa El Morisco is the perfect place for this camp.
Nesma will be at Habibi Tsiggana Festival in Athens, January 25 to 27, 2019.
The Night Club is magical, it is a fascinating place where the audience understands music and dance. People go there to listen, watch and enjoy.
In his studio in West El Balad, Cairo. I am taught by Ibrahim Aakef every day, how I enjoy his classes! How lucky I have been to meet him!
Nesma is going to travel to Japan next week to start the Muwashahat project. Join the workshops, learn the choreographies, auditions, and perform in the Dance show with Live Music, Muwashahat, in July 2019
A careful selection of emblematic music from the Diva Umm Kulzum used by Nesma in her tribute show premiered at the Arabesques Festival in Montpellier, France, in 2015.
Nesma travels to Indonesia to participate in the Raqesa festival organized by Christine Yaven. She will give workshops and perform at the festival Gala.
The classic Neo-Andalusian dance retreat was one of the best-designed courses I have attended. Not only did Nesma introduce us to her style and approach to dancing to Andalusian music, her goal was to support our own artistic and dance development.
At first, I was perplexed why they’ve been attending this camp annually, and now that I’ve experienced why, I can’t wait to come back.
For me it was a great new experience and inspiration. This event gave me power and desire to move on in the learning of Andalusian dance and music.
East and West: Tradition and modernity of a common heritage, The Dance.
Nesma delved deep into her personal art to explore the rich heritage of Al-Andalus. She introduced a totally new theatrical language based on popular Spanish and Arab dances, fusing the Andalusian spirit, Arab music, flamenco and Andalusian poetry.
A tribute show with the Egyptian folk dance created by the prestigious Egyptian master Mahmoud Reda, performed by Nesma and her company.
The most inspirational pieces to dance either with or without sword and to create mysterious ambient music with an Egyptian flair.
This album presents the best original music to dance the famous Dance of the Seven Veils. Although all the pieces on this disc were envisioned expressly for dancing with a veil, it is not necessary.
A dance creation by Nesma paying heartfelt and moving homage to the majestic diva of Arabic music, Umm Kulthum.
The Galvez / Vera / Schmitt trio has the subtlety of jazz, the power of rock, the panache of latin jazz and the innovation of fusion, creating music that is as exciting as it is beautiful.
A thousand-year journey around the Mediterranean in the footsteps of Al-Andalus poetry.
An exchange of ideas and insights between musician and dancer with lively demonstrations of percussion rhythms and choreography.
Muwashahat Project. Jazz Andalusi
This album presents a compilation of Taqasim, instrumental solos, performed by superb Egyptian musicians. Delightful music for relaxation and dreaming.
The blend of Kamal's unique singing style and his music can be considered a rarity in contemporary Arabic music composition. Undoubtedly, the perfume of the lands of Al Andalus lingers in his music.
This music is a treasure chest of pleasures for anyone interested in the meeting of cultures and the mix of traditional and contemporary approaches to making beautiful music.
A creative, entertaining way for dancers and musicians to learn the basic rhythms of Egyptian music.
Choreographies of Mahmoud Reda performed by internationally acclaimed dancers. A singular programme presented in Gran Vía Theatre, Madrid, October 31 2005.
Moddathir Aboul Wafa invites us to rediscover Egyptian music and enjoy it. Recorded exclusively with acoustic instruments by some of the most brilliant Egyptian musicians, this disc presents a large variety of styles; classical oriental compositions, traditional music, and marvellous improvisations, included the last theme which fusions with the Latin samba rhythms.
Ali Khattab has invented his own style, giving his group of Egyptian musicians the space to breathe and to move naturally. A perfumed alchemy emanates from this magical distillation, which is entirely hand-made.
The music of this album an attempt to take apart an Egyptian musical image using contemporary technique: loop. This is done by relying on the violin and trying to discover new potentials of this instrument, in terms of melody, harmony and rhythm.
Nieves Hidalgo, a flamenco singer of Andalusian origin, takes us on a musical journey to traditions that communicate with one anther from distant shores. In these old melodies life is celebrated, love is found and is lost. These are songs which, in times past, children learned from their parents’ mouths; a custom which hardly survives in the modern world.
Pianist, arranger, and composer, Moisés P. Sánchez has been immersed in music since he began to play the piano at the age of three. As a result of this very personal introduction to music, Moisés has developed a unique and individual way of conceiving music and the piano itself.
Born and raised in Cairo, where he became a musician, Ali became enamoured with the sound of flamenco guitar. After immersing himself in Andalusian culture, he began to combine the rhythms and modes of Arabic music with those of flamenco.
“I have devoted all my love and passion o producing this music with the collaboration of Egypt’s most gifted musiciens. It is aimed at all passionate dancers around the world who make this Art rise up and cross new borders everyday”. Nesma
This disc of the music from the dance show From the Nile to the Guadalquivir compiles a wide range of Arabic music styles performed on traditional instruments. You will enjoy listening whether you dance or not.
This album presents a compilation of music Nesma used while performing in the Cairo dance scene in the 90’s. All the themes have been specially composed or arranged for dance.
Nesma is exigeant and carefull at the time. She is not afraid to deliver her "secrets" and to share her experience to accompany us on the path of the dancer, sometimes tortuous.
It is not only her skills, education and dance that make her extraordinary but also her perception of beauty and the reflection of her elegance and inner warmth in her dance.
With Nesma I have learned a different way of seeing dance and interpreting music. It is a delight to watch her dance because she enjoys it and knows how to connect with the audience and transmit it well.
Nesma, a Spanish dancer and choreographer, begins her professional career in Cairo. Since the end of the 90s she has dedicated great part of her choreographic and academic work in revitalizing the Arab-Andalusian legacy through dance.
Nesma is simply fantastic! She's a very good teacher with an excellent technique and an undeniable experience.
This choreographic work was created by Nesma to pay heartfelt and moving homage to the majestic diva of Arabic music, Umm Kulthum, marking the 40th anniversary of her passing.
We all know that she is an exceptional dancer, but as a teacher she is even more exceptional, she has the vocation, the wisdom and the love towards her creation and her creatures.
New dates for the Al-Andalus Camp by Nesma for summer 2018 and winter 2019.
Ali Khattab performs on Saturday June 16 in Cordoba at the Night of Flamenco. The concert will take place at Plaza de la Corredera at 1:30 am, organized by Casa Árabe.
In my early days as a dancer in Cairo, in order to learn the music and get to know the classic repertoire, I had to listen and listen.
Nesma is a wonderful artist and teacher. She is very thoughtful and generous, her teaching is exceptional, inspiring and professional.
Nesma presents "Enta Omri" in Balaruc, France on July 7, 2018, as part of the Caravane Arabesques.
Nesma is a great teacher and professional of the dance field. She teaches in a didactic way. She is very respectful and at the same time she is very generous when sharing her wide knowledge.