The movement of a dancing body in space has been compared to writing – whether on stone, paper, or even papyrus. With writing, symbols are placed together to form sentences conveying fact and meaning; with dance, individual movements combine as sequences, to express emotion, narrative or rhythm.
Music and dance were important aspects of life for priests, slaves and ordinary folk in Ancient Egypt! Discover for yourself how and why Ancient Egyptians danced, what instruments they played - and how to dance like an Egyptian yourself.
Dancer Bridget Poulter will lead interactive workshops; you will hear a 30-minute presentation about the dance and music of Egypt, followed by a 30-minute dance class – which is open to all.
The first session will be from 10.15-11.15, and will be repeated from 11.30-12.30, and again in the afternoon from 1.30-2.30, and 2.45-3.45. You are welcome to join at any point and 'Dance like an Egyptian'!
Sessions are inclusive and open to all: no previous dance experience or fitness level is needed. Please note, taking part is at your own risk.