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This FREE DVD features brand new cutting edge choreography, music and costuming and was shot live at a fancy Egyptian wedding in Philadelphia, PA at an elegant venue. (December 2005)

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The second free DVD choice features Soraya opening the concert for Egyptian singing superstar Amr Diab to a sold-out cheering audience of over 5,000 people. This milestone concert took place in the prestigious Arena of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino on March 11, 2006.

Soraya's Belly Dance DVD collection:

For those fans who immerse themselves into Classical Egyptian bellydance, she's one of the most affirmed and beloved dancers you'll find on this planet. And, she's a sweetheart, she's done it and performed for almost everyone you can imagine. She believes and I agree that watching her performance DVD's will give you as affluent and educational a tutorial on stage work and basic fundamentals of Classical Egyptian in performance you'll ever need, and many of her items are well-priced and worth the investing or value.

Brandon Johnson - Oasis

Hello Soraya,

I have become more familiar with your name as a mover and shaker in the world of Oriental Dance. I am a fan of your work as well as appreciative of the respectful way you treat this beautiful art.
You are most definitely an example that I want to follow as I grow in this passion of my mine, which I believe will become my life's work. I was just reading the article you wrote "Amr Diab Concert" posted on Salome´s web site. All I could do was smile and be very, very happy for you on this major achievement and lifetime opportunity. You seem to have already done it all and now this! I don´t think that it can get any better than this and if it does, it´s a real blessing. From all that I´ve read about you, I know that you deserved it and I just want to say congratulations. I would love to meet you some day and have many many conversations about your experiences and take advantage of the opportunity to learn all that I can from you about our beautiful art.

Well, take good care and keep doing what you are doing.

With mucho cariño de España,
Tenica

Your web site, newsletter and dance are exquisite, as I imagine is your manner. I can see such beautiful attention to detail in all you do. Your light shines through!

Namaste,
Shanti

Hello Soraya,

I have looked at your website. Your video clips are great and you have a unique cheerful smile and excellent style.

-Adel Fahmy

"As I watch Soraya, it is as if she descended magically from some cool, moonlit, outer region of the ethereal universe and archetypal human mind. She delights every audience with her beaming smile, poise, infinitive sinuous movement, controlled yet natural liquidity, endless, flowing dance vocabulary and a professional demeanor of restrained Middle Eastern classicism that seems to evoke the spirit of pure Oriental dance at if finest..."

M. Driss

"SORAYA, YOUR BELLY DANCING HAS A HEALING EFFECT!
Viola Soraya! I look forward to seeing my DVD order! I keep watching your amazing belly dancing clips on the Internet and every time I am blown away. My lips form a smile, like involuntarily. Your dances put me in a great mood. They have a healing effect.

Keep up your miraculous movement.

Your fan,
Teresa V.,
TURIN, ITALY"

"Soraya has successfully brought Middle Eastern bellydancing to the masses!

The virtuosity of Soraya's technical perfection and flair for the dramatic is incredible. You watch her DVD's with awe & inspiration, trying to learn just how she puts everything together into such a flawless & polished masterpiece of Middle Eastern Oriental bellydancing. I have been a fan of her work for years and notice that Soraya always gives 100% in her dance. It is not only her endless dance repertoire, seamless style, poise, pure ability and natural talent, but it is Soraya's inner spirit that fills you with exhilaration and makes you most realize the greatness of her art.

With the incredible worldwide popularity of her DVD and Video collection as well as getting all of the best show requests, she is no doubt at the very top of her craft."

Trena "Nabila" Snow
Beverly Hills, CA USA"

"Soraya knows how to make sense of even the most complex Middle Eastern music and transform it into explosive choreographies that captivate her audiences everytime.

SALAMAT! Soraya embodies the real essence of everything Middle Eastern. She layers beautiful movements, embellishing and interpreting even the most subtle aspects of Middle Eastern music, emphasizing both perfectly aligned vertical body lines and horizontal space. Soraya is the only belly dancer that I have ever seen that can successfully and professionally use counter-rhythms, syncopated beats and even countermelodies to present them interwoven like the most intricate, expensive fabric. I also love how Soraya acknowledges even the slightest change in the musical composition unlike the others. She knows just when and how to use certain movements and thus coupled with her natural inborn feeling for the dance, she utilizes bigger, smaller, sharper or softer steps always working within the flow and feeling in the innermost core of the Arabic music. Soraya's personal dedication and integrity of staying true to the art has brought mega International media attention and intense traffic to her cultural website and it is quite obvious why. SORAYA, YOU ARE THE BEST BELLY DANCER EVER, please never stop blessing us with your impeccable art.

I highly recommend all of her terrific belly dancing DVD's and videos,

Wafaa Moukhtar, M.D. and Publisher
President, "Middle East Culture Connection"
Cairo, Egypt and New York, NY

 

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Video # 1
"SORAYA'S NIGHT AT THE CASBAH"

Soraya, International Belly Dance star does it again! Soraya is known for her strong technical expertise, choreographic artistry, and powerfully creative style. Her critically acclaimed videos and DVD's are selling tremendously both in the US and worldwide! Soraya's new video and DVD's feature the best in authentic Egyptian belly dance styles and the hottest new vivacious theatrical stage style all shot with multiple camera angles, with all post production done with AVID digital editing and much more to offer you the most professional videos and DVD’s available on the market today! Soraya spared no expense in making these videos and DVD's. This video is true art in motion and is devoid of any unnecessary, redundant effects that detract from the dancing. Each movement, step and transition is clear and concise to see and enjoy. “Soraya’s Night at the Casbah”, showcases 6 completely different performances with lovely costume changes. The first performance is a breathtaking choreography of exciting modern Egyptian technique and style using the veil techniques that she developed. Her cutting edge belly dancing style will have you watching this video over and over again. Soraya's belly dancing videos and DVD’s will quickly become your favorite as she embodies the magic of real, authentic Arabic belly dance. There are two separate drum solos that capture her strong stage presence and dynamic and dramatic movements that she is famous for! The second part of the video is a beautiful and earthy folkloric routine featuring Saidi, Hegalla and Melaya Leff dancing in traditional beledi dress. The saidi or cane dance is often performed in the countryside in Egypt and the gorgeous background scenery reflects the exotic atmosphere of a desert oasis in the Mediterranean!

Her natural choreographic artistry is matched only by her ability to change the perception of Middle Eastern dance and make it respectable. Soraya mirrors and becomes the music so her audiences can view belly dance the way it should be seen with class, elegance, respect and her own upscale style. Her powerful movements release the ancient magic and splendor of this exotic and often misunderstood culture through art. Soraya's unforgettable performances uniquely blends together the best of Egyptian cabaret, folkloric and balady styles to give you a closer look into the true soul and spirit of authentic Middle Eastern/Mediterranean art. Her amazing interpretation of both classical and popular compositions has earned her a reputation of being the most sought after and foremost pioneer in Egyptian dance. She was recently referred to in an Egyptian newspaper as, "The Zohair Zaki of the Nineties with a modern flair for grace and incredible athletic skill".

Soraya has tapped into an area that was yet still unknown in ethnic dance and brought it to the mainstream with extreme success. Soraya's intense technical expertise, attention to detail, playful personality and knowledge of every nuance of Egyptian dance make her an artist who will continue to set new trends in the dance world and constantly take it to new heights!

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).

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Video # 2
"The Dance of Egypt"

WELCOME TO EGYPT! This video is a theatrical masterpiece showcasing Soraya's exquisite choreographies using the best in "Al-Jeel" style music (Egyptian and Lebanese popular music). Soraya’s shows you the correct way to move to Egyptian pop music and displays a dramatic choreography for you to learn. The video begins with a dynamic dream sequence as Soraya emerges through a cloud of smoke and fabulous stage lighting as if escaping from the Genie's bottle. She is adorned in a Madame Abla green and gold costume and her signature beaded butterfly veil flowing gently behind her. The first dance routine is set to the music of Hassan Al Asmar. As the smoke clears Soraya, performs a dynamic choreography to the music of Ragheb Alameh showing off her strong yet elegant stage presence and funky, hip style. The set changes and she re-directs your attention without missing a beat to her much anticipated drum solo that also features the best in cutting edge camera work to capture her every move. As with all of her best selling videos and DVD’s you will enjoy the elaborate set design that compliments her shows, with her entire camera crew capturing her art with a Middle Eastern, yet modern vision. This “East meets West artistic journey”, was shot in the cutting edge MTV video style, with elaborate set design, and her entire camera crew capturing her every move. In this second video release, Soraya becomes the essence of Hollywood all while preserving the dances' intrinsic cultural and artistic honor like only she can, to bring the best of both worlds together in: "THE DANCE OF EGYPT"!

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).

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Video # 3
"Soraya El Malika
(The Dance of the Queen)"

Soraya performs in the most classical and traditional Middle Eastern style of "Raks Al Sharqi" (translated from the Arabic meaning, the dance of the orient) in the old Egyptian cinema era style. Bejeweled from head to toe, Soraya appears wearing a custom made costume dripping with Austrian crystals and 18 inch glass beaded fringe shaping and framing her every move. This video reflects the fine emotional shadings and passionate moods of the music to create an ambience like no other. Soraya translates the Arabic music effortlessly with her precise style, choreographic genius and incomparable skill. Soraya performs to some of the most famous classical Egyptian music ever recorded of Abdel Halim Hafez, Om Kalsoum, and more, adding her own unique dramatic finesse, liquid grace and powerful, yet delicate movements. This amazing video features over six separate and tightly choreographed dance routines that carries the viewer on an unforgettable journey to an exotic, far away land in the eyes of "Soraya El Malika... The Queen of Belly Dance"!

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).


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Video # 4
Soraya, Live in Concert In The Tropicana Casino Showroom

Another fabulous professional performance video that was taped live with six camera angles that captures Soraya's every move, step and exotic elegance on the biggest casino stage in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It features a full Egyptian and Lebanese orchestra, straight from Cairo and Beirut. It was recorded with digital stereo surround sound which feels like you are right in the front row watching the show live. Prepare for a real "Arabian Nights" spectacle and an unforgettable journey into the magic of Egypt and Lebanon with the innovative, creative, artistic, energetic yet graceful and most elegant Soraya.

This DVD/Video features many different powerfully dynamic, cutting edge, perfectly polished, Oriental dance choreographies of the highest caliber possible. With Soraya, IT'S ALL ABOUT BELLY DANCE and keeping it real through her inspirational ethnic, cultural art. She wears only the very best elaborate custom made costumes/couture from famed bedlah designer Egyptian Madame Abla. Her endless belly dance vocabulary is framed beautifully through the real Austrian crystals and glass beading that flows like a waterfall as she moves...Her discriminating clients and audiences know what they have in Soraya and they demand ONLY the best. Soraya, an International dance star of significant and extremely high social standing said: "Giving 100% of myself on stage at all times is all I know how to do. Making my shows the most memorable they can be for all of my fans is imperative because of my attention to detail and professional style" Soraya loves to give back fully and completely on stage, on screen and in all media. All around the globe, Soraya's beautiful image continues to be transformed many times over resulting in constant global media attention. Soraya is the one belly dancer that has successfully crossed over into the mainstream entertainment realm without compromising her integrity or authenticity. Where it is appearing live in an upscale Arabic concert and in the most elegant of Middle Eastern weddings, black tie soirees, carefully selected ethnic parties, fancy hotel banquets, or in major "Arabian Nights" corporate theme parties she presents belly dancing of the highest caliber possible. She is selective and it shows because the art that is showcased on this DVD/VIDEO not only transports Soraya to a far away ancient land but you as well, her beloved audience.

Soraya truly understands and interprets everything there is to know about belly dancing and Middle Eastern musical timing through her expertise working with the best live musicians. She knows how to properly utilize the enormous space of this huge showroom stage with her refined theatrical classicism yet enjoys to display the amazing conscious control of her more layered movements, precise expertise in becoming the physical embodiment of the Middle Eastern music being played. Soraya's own passionate and highly individualized raw talent, advanced athletic fitness level, mixed with her prefect musical timing, ability to improvise within the Oriental (what real Egyptian dance is all about) amazed even Madame Raqia Hassan and the late Ibrahim "Bobby" Farrah in Cairo and New York. Yet, Soraya knows how to effortlessly and beautifully weave all of this into her tight choreographies that flow straight from her soul onto your screen. Soraya is impeccable and it is pure magic watching how her audience cannot get enough of her youthful energy, adorable personality and the control she has like a real Egyptian Goddess coming alive under that spotlight.

The stage is Soraya's canvas as every nuance in the music is heard, felt and interpreted through the fine emotional shadings of her dancing. Her flawless undulations and seamless body locks seem almost internal in nature through her technical genius. "Beautiful, delicate, artistic, yet powerfully majestic", are just some of the words used to describe her belly dancing. Soraya's signature interpretation of traditional Egyptian style "Raks Sharqi”, "Rakkset ya Balady ya Soraya", entrance with "Alexandrian Melaya Leff", "Rakkset ya Saidi al-Assaya ya Soraya" (displaying her skills with the stick in folkloric belly dancing with the cane and her incomparable Egyptian/Lebanese balady style). All of this and more is interwoven with fantastic Taqseems featuring live violin, nai, keyboard, Arabic guitar and much more. Soraya and this powerful orchestra mesh into an all encompassing, classical Egyptian Middle Eastern belly dancing concert ever caught on tape.

In the finale, you are treated to the perfect marriage between Soraya and the world's greatest Arabian & Mediterranean percussion in the form of Egyptian, Moroccan and Lebanese drums like the Riq, Tabla, Doumbek, Bendir, Sagat (Zills), and other musical instruments. Soraya's bands are always the best in the ethnic entertainment business. Soraya's belly dance is showcased here in front of thousands as the entire Casino showroom theater is entranced. The music encapsulates her as it frames Soraya's famous sinuous signature steps and vast belly dancing movement vocabulary into a tight, precise drum solo choreography that continues to mesmerize, teach and entertain people throughout the United States and the entire globe. The drum solo features photography never seen before as it records Soraya’s fiery belly dancing with a camera placed inside of the tabla drum! This video was taped live in concert in front of an Arabic audience of over 2,500 people. From beginning to end, this video will keep you on the edge of your seats! You will want to watch it over and over again to see how she does it and learn from her own sinuous original style. It will be clear why she is the most famous belly dancer in the world with a style that is often imitated but never duplicated...As seen on TV!

This video makes a great and unique gift

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).

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Video # 5
"The Cairo Collection"

The exciting cutting edge collection features over 2 hours of incredible dancing. This "candidly shot" video captures over 50 authentic Egyptian dance choreographies, 15 Madame Alba and Madame Hekmet designer costumes, filmed at numerous locations. Including, but not limited to: Fancy Arabic weddings, Middle Eastern showcases, upscale black tie events, upscale private parties, Hollywood entertainment industry soirees, featured performances at Arabic clubs, international festivals at colleges and Ivy League universities and more. Enjoy live performances at top casino showroom venues including Caesar's "Circus Maximus Theater" in Atlantic City, The Atlantic City Hilton, Bally's, Showboat, Harrah’s and "Arabian Nights" extravaganza's on both the East and West coasts. You will enjoy many different conventions, the fanciest of exclusive country clubs, physician’s parties with a Moroccan theme and more! If you love real authentic Egyptian belly dancing straight from Cairo, Egypt, then "The Cairo Collection" is a must have for the serious collector for the best in fine Middle Eastern Oriental Dance, music, costuming, audience participation and amazing cultural entertainment. This video offers the viewer a closer look into the true soul and spirit of authentic Middle Eastern dancing.

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).


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Video # 6
"Soraya's Desert Dreams!
(The Borgata Casino Special Event)"

This is the newest video and DVD release and it is already selling tremendously all over the US and overseas! Taped live at an upscale special event at the beautiful Borgata Casino, it features belly dancing superstar Soraya. See why Soraya is the top belly dancer in the US as she mesmerizes her audience and keeps them cheering for more. This elegant show features many different styles of Soraya's own unique, sinuous style of precise choreographies, cutting edge Egyptian technique, polished poise and dramatic stage presence. She performs one of her many specialties; which includes a magnificent double veil routine! You will experience a whole plethora of professional belly dancing. Enjoy her saidi folkloric cane dancing of upper Egypt, her famous signature drum solos, spectacular, controlled and electric shimmies that she is known all over the world for. After watching her belly dance, it is no surprise why Soraya is in such high demand at not only the classy Borgata Casino, but all of the Casinos in Atlantic City and in Las Vegas where she also belly danced at the Egyptian themed, Luxor Casino!

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).


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Video # 7
"Soraya, Live in Concert at the
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Showroom"

Experience an incredible, professionally recorded live Middle Eastern concert as International belly dancer Soraya stars with famous singing sensation, Assi El Hellani, in his only US appearance. Soraya performs a very exciting Egyptian dance routine complete with many styles and all new choreographies. This polished and majestic performance takes you on a rare and unique journey of modern and ancient Cairo and bay front city of Alexandria. Join Soraya as you are swept into Pharonic Aswan and then to historic Luxor on a magical journey of Egyptian dance, music, culture and splendor. The climax of the video is a very special 10 minute dynamic and rhythmically complex drum solo that brings the entire house down! Her beautiful costume consists of a long silver and gold glass beaded fringe. The belt and bra (bedlah) is covered in gorgeous Austrian crystal flatwork. This is an artistic and creative "must-have" belly dancing video and DVD!

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).

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Video # 8
"New York Hafla"
(Arabic Wedding Party )

This show was shot in a very upscale hotel ballroom located in New York City. It features her orchestra, “Soraya and Middle Eastern Sounds”, some audience participation, and a lot of authentic Egyptian style bellydancing. You will witness over 5 choregraphies, many styles of belly dance from the famous cane dance Raks Al Assaya to the real Raks Sharki, (not the Americanized version), to Raks Beledi, Taqseem, veil work, expertise in finger cymbals (zills), and so much more! The music is sung by famous Lebanese and Egyptian singers: Assi El Hellani, Ihab Tewfeek, and others. Then you will be treated to Soraya's much anticipated, intricate and dynamic and very energetic tabla solos by New York's finest percussionists. A classical finale is played that follows Soraya up the stairs as she waves and blows kisses to her cheering audience! See why she has been compared to the great Egyptian dancers, Zohair Zaki, Dina, Nagwa Fouad and Fifi Abdo, all while using her own distinct choreographies and personality!

DVD: $29.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).


Special Offer!!!

For US orders: The price for each separate DVD is $29.95 each, which includes all shipping and handling charges (US funds). Order all of the "Top 8 Videos" for a very special offer of only $194.60 (A savings of $45.00)!

For International orders: Each DVD is $34.95 each, which includes all shipping and handling charges. Order all "Top 8 Videos" described above for only $234.60 (A savings of $45.00).

Please send a check or money order in U.S. funds to:

Soraya Entertainment
PO Box 3284
Margate City, New Jersey 08402

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Video # 9
"Soraya, Live in Concert at Resorts International Casino Showroom" (The famous Superstar Theater)!

Opening the concert for the famous singing star Hany Shaker. Using carefully selected music, Madame Soraya does a dramatic entrance to "Raks Mona" (Mona El Said), classical Egyptian "Raks Sharki". The second part of the video is performed to exciting modern Egyptian pop music called: "al-jeel (music of the people)". The singer is Hakim and the song is called, "Aghib Aghib". The routine is a beautifully and intricately choreographed performance which leaves the audience spellbound. The routine ends with a strong tabla (doumbek) solo and finale.

DVD: $19.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).

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Video # 10
Egyptian Wedding Party and Zaffa

This exciting tape is an actual glimpse into an Egyptian wedding featuring another wonderful performance by her orchestra, "Soraya and Middle Eastern Sounds". This show is non-stop, pure, Egyptian belly dancing and culture. Watch an authentic Zaffa, as Soraya leads the Zeffa procession including the bride, groom, wedding party, and family around the grounds of this most upscale country club. Her singer and band play the traditional Zeffa rhythm and song perfectly as Soraya displays her masterful skill in playing the zils (finger cymbals), and dancing to the Zaffa, without missing a beat! The footage on this video is wonderful, as you experience Soraya, the queen of belly dancing! The second part of the video is a formal Egyptian dance performance of 5 different choreographies. Watch the audience participation as some of the guests in black tie, eagerly join Soraya on stage and shower her with money! A show of appreciation, Middle Eastern style! You will see Raks Assaya (cane) dancing from Upper Egypt, balady, and Raks Sharki and professional veil. Soraya then goes into her famous drum featuring the Tabla, Moroccan Bendir (large frame drum), and Riq (Arabic tambourine with large cymbals). Soraya performs to Assi El Hellani, Ihab Tewfik, and Amr Diab, and other great modern hits

DVD: $19.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).


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Video # 11
Moroccan Wedding Party

Witness an authentic Moroccan wedding celebration with an exciting performance by Soraya, superstar of bellydance. There are 5 choreographies featured as she showcases new performances for 2004! You will hear the audience chant her name as her musical introduction plays in anticipation to Soraya’s grand entrance. She enters wearing another one of her beautiful dramatic costumes. She performs to Hakim’s song; “Nar” (Fire), Assi El Hellani and George Wassouf. The audience goes wild for Soraya as they shower money over her head in appreciation! It is obvious why she is the dancer of choice for the most beautiful, fancy and upscale Arabic weddings!

DVD: $19.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).


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Video # 12
International Festival at the Seashore!

Imagine the most perfect summer day as you watch Soraya glide across the stage performing her famous, cutting edge Egyptian bellydancing. This very exciting and fast paced celebration of ethnic world dance was recorded with the ocean behind her. Each year Soraya stars in this event to represent the Middle East with all new performances and costumes. Soraya performed a show stopping modern Egyptian choreography to the music of famous Middle Eastern singers, Warda and Ragheb Alameh, featuring her signature vibrating shimmies, drum solo, undulations, isolations and majestic grace. Her costume is a beautiful creation from Egypt in bright yellow and black that really shows off her moves! She is joined briefly on stage by a surprise performer, a protégé; of Soraya’s named Sarah, that is adorable as she dances along with Soraya carefully watching her every move. It is easy to see why Soraya is her mentor of belly dance!

DVD: $19.95 (Price includes shipping and handling).

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you want, and send a check or money order in US funds to:

Soraya Entertainment
PO Box 3284
Margate City, New Jersey 08402

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*Company Policy: We do not offer refunds or returns on DVD's or Videos. If an item is damaged or defective, we will gladly send a replacement when we first receive your returned item.We want you to be satisfied with the quality and standards of our items, as we guarantee all of our professional products. Enjoy your purchases and happy dancing!