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In “Rakkas Istanbul Festival 2016”  Simon gonna teach 2 workshops.

1. Dabke Al Awtar style

2. Lebanese Pop Oriental


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Lebanese Simon,
Born and raised in northern Lebanon with a natural passion for cultural arts, He found himself drawn closer to the dance. Traveling internationally to teach, perform and learn, he has had the privilege to study with the legendary Amani of Lebanon, Yousry Sharif, Lubna Emam and Inspiring Caracalla Folklore Dance Teachers Sammy Khoury and Francois Rahme. His style of Lebanese Folk Dabke is described as strong and captivating, deep from the heart. Teaching oriental dance, Simon reveals his personnal creative approach He drills the combinations with focus on technique and rythms; and most importantly he focuses on executing the moves yet staying emotionaly connected to the melody and the story line.
His versatility in dance has braught his very close to the heart of a wide range of audiance and followers around the world. Simon sais "Its connecting with the music and letting it flow and radiate outwardly coming from deep within.... I feel the ground beneeth me, dim the light in my eyes, and let the wind play.... my favorite musical instrument is the Nay."
Simon is the artistic director and manager for the Al Awtar Zaffa Group based in Houston Texas (since 2010), He is also the executive director of the yearly Houston Oriental Dance Festival (since 2012) . Settled in Houston, Texas, Simon is a Structural Engineer and enjoys horse back riding, and great long walks in nature.


youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/6685simon/videos

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lebanese.Simon