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Musical Theater Workshop

Monday, February 4 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Irwin Hall Auditorium, LAU Beirut

A musical Theater workshop Our Voices with Dalia Farid.

About The Workshop:

Singing, dancing, and acting! It's is all there in the musical theater.

The musical theater workshop with Dalia Farid will enable participants to explore their voice and their body as a means of storytelling. Participants will learn to get creative in dramatic expression and "yes" use jazz hands!

This workshop is for everyone, no previous experience is required.

There will be another workshop on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm in Nabaa Refugee Camp.

About Dalia Farid:

Dalia Farid holds a Musical Theater Masters degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London as well as a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, AUC. Her performances include appearances at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland and the Cairo Opera House.

Combining her musical and acting skills, Dalia’s first opera was AUC's production of Dido and Aneas (2009) under the musical direction of her vocal coach Dr. Neveen Allouba. In 2013, She played the main role of Fantine in a version of Les Miserables translated into Arabic and adjusted to depict the Egyptian revolution. That year she appeared as a guest soloist with the Egyptian Philharmonic Society at the Cairo Opera House performing arias and musical theater repertoire. She also performed in Old is Gold concert series with the distinguished Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra at the Alexandria Library and appeared as soloist Gomhoureya. At the Royal Academy of Music, she played Meg March and Clarissa in Little Women directed by Paul Warrick Griffen and choreographed by Drew McOnie as well as Alison Du Bois and Barbara in Lady in the Dark directed by Matt Ryan. Dalia appeared as a soloist in cabarets including the World War I 100th anniversary cabaret and “Till the Clouds Roll by - a Jerome Kern Tribute” in the St James Theatre in London. She participated in master classes with Opera instructors Tom Krause, Csilla Boross and Eija Tolpo as well as Musical Theater giants Andrew Lippa and Jeremy Sams. In April 2015, Dalia made her national theater debut on El Hanager Theater playing the main role of “Mary” in an original Arabic musical, “Badlat Al Barq Wal Saqeea” where she and Egyptian conductor George Kolta wrote the music. In September 2015, Dalia played the leading role of “Amal” in the Arabic Opera “Ayam w Layali al Shagara alQalb”, performed by the exceptional blind girls orchestra, El Noor Wal Amal. In 2016 her mother Dr. Mona Zaki, leading Egyptian businesswoman and professor, founded “Soft Power Productions” to help support the arts in Egypt. In 2017 she choreographed and played the leading role of the Witch in the first Arabic Rock musical ever written “LEILA” by Ibrahim Maurice, the first musical to take place in Egypt since the 1950s and a joined production between Soft Power Pro and the Egyptian Musical Theater Company. Dalia’s repertoire includes Opera and Musical Theater, Jazz, Pop, Folk, French chanson and Arabic music. Her dream is to continue to be part of artistic endeavors all over the world and in particular to see a thriving Musical Theater scene revived in Egypt. She is releasing a solo album soon.

About IWCS (Imagine Workshop and Concert Series)
Imagine Workshop and Concert Series (IWCS) is a series of concerts, workshops, lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, outreach and education programs. IWCS strives to contribute to the cultural richness of our community by promoting top quality performances to a diverse local audience; welcoming internationally acclaimed guest artists to collaborate with LAU's faculty, students and a diverse community; cultivating young artists and new audiences through traditional and innovative educational outreach initiatives, and introducing underprivileged communities to the power of arts.

For more info contact Dr. Seba Ali: seba.ali@lau.edu.lb

For more info about IWCS visit the Facebook page.

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