Sami Khoury - Lebanon


Chica Hilma from Japan wrote about Sami class in Amani Oriental Festival 2005:
....Following this COOL session, came an extra HOT workshop of Debkeh by Sami Khoury. After a short introduction and a demonstration of a few variations in steps, he ignited us with his power and made us dance Debkeh for a whole hour, in a trance. It was something similar to getting high in an aerobics class.
At the end of the class, he demonstrated Oriental dance, as a preview of his next workshop. How was it possible for such an athletic man to move with such grace? It made us squeal with delight! I was sure that the word would get around about him and that his next workshop would be full of participants.


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Started his dance career and choreography at age of 11. The Choreographer of  SABAH .. The MUSICAL at Beiteddine Festival 2011, and have participated as a choreographer in many other MUSICALS for RAHBANI and theatres .

He is renowned for his simplicity, versatility in dance and his Dabkeh style deeply rooted in Lebanon’s tradition ; skilled in folklore, oriental and modern dance.
Dancer, choreographer, founder of the “Hayakel” Dance Company.


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