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Faten – Al Massraweya

Meet Faten – Al Massraweya

Faten, the founder of Al-Massraweya Folkloric, has been a pioneering figure in the world of Egyptian Folkloric dance. She was the first to bring this teaching style to the public, and her unique approach has inspired many others. Faten is known as the “original” or “Al-Massraweya” in Arabic, and she is the Master Instructor who has trained numerous instructors currently teaching this art form. As a native Egyptian folkloric dancer with over 50 years of experience in Egyptian Folkloric dance, Faten formed an elite private troupe in 1976 and has performed extensively across the globe, including in countries like Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and the United States. In 1982, Faten became the first folkloric instructor to start teaching workshops internationally, sharing her expertise with audiences around the world. Faten’s contributions extend beyond live performances. From 2003 to 2012, she released a series of videos and recordings titled “The Best Of…”, which showcased the diverse folkloric styles of Shamedan, Awalem, Ghawazi, Saidi, Baladi, and Khaleeji. During this period, she continued to lead a series of tours, further spreading the joy and richness of Egyptian Folkloric dance.