Excerpt………….The juxtaposition of Deshret (the red desert) with Kamet (the black land) hints at the strong dichotomy that exists throughout Egypt. The juxtaposition of the bold geometric shapes with the Islamic Architecture and the fluid arabesque shapes of theCalligraphy, – water/desert; ; modern/ancient; tension/release; green/red; chaos/stillness; contemporary and traditional ideas do – inexplicably – sit side by side in wonderous harmony.
This theme of opposites is also reflected in the dance itself – a constant quest for balance and harmony through the expression of male and female energies.
I experienced this preternatural energy throughout Egypt – but particularly when traveling on, or when by the Nile in the South. There is an almost tangible sense of timeless balance and harmony between the female/male energies – a warm and wondrous envelopment, a strong impression of a great nurturing beauty and potent natural wonder. This sense of male/female accord that spans time and creation serves as an inspiration to what can be achieved when strengths are realised, rather than weaknesses exploited. ©
Excerpt taken from ‘About the Logo’ by Juliet Le Page on the Egyptian Elementals Dance website