Ana Fintitharak

Here’s the write up of our choreography for Veils Choreography series, Session #2 (2021). These notes are tentative and will change as the class progresses through the choreography each week. Keep checking back for updates!

Music

Song:
Edited version of “Ana Fintitharak (I Am Waiting For You)” by Ali Saad
Album:
Beata & Horacio Cifuentes presents Oriental Fantasy Vol 6, Flowers of the Orient
Choreo:
Vanessa Matthews (2021)
Download:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DynyWo3VRD_8DOj738GJX5lrK72hTL3a?usp=sharing

 

Time
Beats & Section Title
0:00
88 88 88 8 = Intro
0:36
88 88 88 84 = Chorus A
1:13
88 88 8 = Taqsim A
1:36
88 88 (88) = Taqsim B (with drums)
2:03
88 88 88 84 = Chorus B
2:39
(88) = Sultry Bridge
2:48
88 88 88 88 (88) = Finale
3:32
= End

 

Choreography

This will update after each class with the notes for what was covered that week. Any corrections or changes made in class will take priority over these notes, but also remember that this is YOUR choreography and you can stylize it and add nuances to make it your own. Have fun and play!

Intro @ 0:00-0:36

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Open =
Begin on R side of stage, with wrap grip in R hand (normal placement), veil wrapped around back, and just a little of the remaining tail over R thumb to make Envelope Wrap around body. Face SR with R arm up in front of you, L arm out of Envelope but up next to R arm.
1234 =
Travelling backward to SL, step RLRL as L arm sweeps circling down and out.
56 =
Step RL while pivoting to face DSL as you turn your body within the Envelope and lower R arm, keeping the Envelope taught around torso so it doesn’t drop. The L arm sweeps out straight in front of you so your arms are in a horizontal line.
7 =
Facing DSL with feet together, plié with gaze down and a soft release in L elbow.
8 =
Arabesque with R tendue and L arm extended up.

 

1234 =
Walking Turn CCW looking over L shoulder, R arm stretch behind (leaving arm behind you) and L hand floats down to chest.
56 =
Sliding L thumb along edge of veil to find position, continue turning.
78 =
Open L arm out with veil behind back, end Turn facing front.

 

12 =
Settle and release arms down with soft elbows (gaze down for sass, add small Plié for effect).
3 =
Veil Kiss overhead.
456 =
Shuffle steps backward allowing head to dip below veil, and veil to float from “behind” to “in front”.
78 =
Step forward (as needed) and arms tuck under veil to end with veil in Front Butterfly.

 

123 =
Hip8 Up-R (gaze at hip for extra sass), while hands are palm up and presenting R hip.
4 =
Pelvic Circle CW-L (left-front-right-back).
56 =
Undulation Up.
78 =
Arm Undulation out RL (add torso sway for sass).

 

12 =
Settle and release arms down with soft elbows (gaze down for sass).
&a3 & =
Unwind R arm from Butterly.
&a5 & =
Unwind L arm from Butterfly (veil in front).
&a7 & =
Half Matador to L (veil behind).

 

1234
Swoopy-Barrel Turn CCW #1 with L hand behind head, R arm extended: accent 1 with R arm down in front, 2 with R arm out to SL (facing back), 3 with R arm up in back, 4 with right arm out to SR (facing front).
5678
Swoopy-Barrel Turn CCW #2

 

123456 =
1.5 Matador to L, ending with veil in front; ending with arms down and soft elbows (gaze down for sass, add small Plié for effect).
78 =
Veil toss up and over, end with veil behind

1st Chorus @ 0:37-1:13

(88 88 88 84)

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123456
Front & Back Step R-leading to DSL (RLRLRL) with L arm behind head as R arm swoops front and back and front.
78
R arm “Meat Feather” and both hands straight up overhead, with R Hook Turn CW to end DSR

 

123456
Front & Back Step L-leading to DSR (LRLRLR) with R arm behind head as L arm swoops front and back and front.
78
L arm “Meat Feather” and both hands straight up overhead, with L Hook Turn CCW to end front.

 

1
Heel clunk down, facing front.
234
Hip shimmy, as R arm opens out and down out to side (L stays overhead) with veil open behind (“sail”).
56
Swish R arm to flip sail to front.
7&8&
Walking Turn CW with L arm up and R arm wrap behind back looking over R shoulder, end facing front.

 

12
? (Throw) ?
34
Flip R.
56
Switch L with sway.
78
Switch R with sway.

 

12 =
Butterfly in front
&a3 & =
Arm Wrap with extra drama.
&a5 & =
R Hip8 backward with Jewel (R twist back, pelvic tuck in).
&a7 & =
L Hip8 backward with Jewel (L twist back, pelvic tuck in).
1-8
? (Spin) ?
1-8
? (Sparkle on ‘5’) ?
1-4
? (Sparkle on ‘1’)?

Taqsim A @ 1:13-1:36

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Taqsim B (with drums) @ 1:36-2:03

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2nd Chorus @ 2:03-2:39

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Sultry Bridge @ 2:39-2:48

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Finale @ 2:48-3:32

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