Faizah al-Zarqa

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Faizeh al-Zarqa, Coronation 11/11/2006
Information
Resides: Dun Or
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry
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Duchess Faizah al-Zarqa prefers the alternative transliteration "Faizeh al-Zarqa." She and her husband, Sir Andrew Baird, have been in the SCA since 2000. She is the Lady of the household Kabila al-Raqs B’Saif, and it is her goal to turn everyone to the Sparkly Side and become Central Asian. She derives a great amount of joy out of learning period styles of Islamic and Central Asian dance, and sharing her knowledge with others. She is apprenticed to Mistress Jadi Fatima al-Ishfahani al-Samarkandiyya.

Persona

Faizeh is a 16th Century Safavid Persian dancer. However, she has an uncanny ability to travel through time and space and sometimes finds herself appearing as a Mughal Indian, an Ottoman, or a Mongol.

Offices & Positions

Kingdom


  • Dance Track Regent, Collegium Caidis, 11/2003-11/2005,11/2008-present
  • Middle Eastern Track Regent, Collegium Caidis, 11/2005-11/2006
  • Kingdom Chatelaine, 06/02/2012- 06/07/2014
  • Publicity Steward, GWW XIV (10/05-10/2011)
  • Co-Steward for Volunteers, GWW XV (10/03-08/2012)
  • Co-Steward for Volunteers, GWW XVI (10/08-14/2013)
  • Royal Liaison, GWW XVII-Present (10/08-13/Present)


Dun Or

  • Lady in Waiting, HE Theresia, 10/2005-10/2006
  • Minister of Arts & Science Officer, 10/2003-9/2006
  • Chatelaine, 10/2008-6/2012

Event Staff

  • Event steward, Dun Or Anniversary, 2003
  • Event steward, Dun Or Yule
  • Event co-steward, Coronation/Queen's Champion, Fall 2013
  • Royal Liaison, Great Western War 2015

Classes Taught

  • Middle Eastern Dance; Romp of the Romani, Collegium Caidis Fall 2002
  • Middle Eastern Dance for Teen Girls, Collegium Caidis Spring 2003
  • Belly Dance - Not All Forms Are Equal, Collegium Caidis Fall 2003
  • Rhythm of the Night (and Day!) Dancing to Middle Eastern Rhythms, Collegium Caidis Spring 2003
  • Middle Eastern Dance for Teen Girls, Collegium Caidis Spring 2003
  • Belly Dance - Not All Forms Are Equal, Collegium Caidis Fall 2003
  • Classical Persian Court Dance, Collegium Caidis Spring 2008
  • Pre-Islamic Egyptian Dance, Known World Drum & Dance Symposium 2016
  • Basic Turkish Dance, Known World Drum & Dance Symposium 2016

(Each multiple times at Collegium Caidis, Estrella War, GWW, and/or Potrero War, through Present)

  • Basics of Belly Dance
  • Intermediate Belly Dance
  • Know the Different Styles of Middle Eastern Dance
  • Classical Persian Dance
  • How to be a Consort

Memories

Performances:

  • Central Asian dance, Festival of the Rose, Una
  • Classical Persian dance, Festival of the Rose, Kolfinna II
  • Central Asian dance, Festival of the Rose, 2008
  • Central Asian dance, Bardic Show, Potrero, 2008
  • Belly dance, Festival of the Rose, Cassandra
  • Central Asian court dance, Coronation Feast, Mansur & Eilidh
  • Central Asian court dance, 12th Night, 2013
  • Turkish dance, Festival of the Rose, Eilidh
  • Classical Persian dance, Festival of the Rose, Bridget
  • Belly dance, Festival of the Rose, Bridget
  • Central Asian dance, Festival of the Rose, Eilidh II
  • Egyptian raqs assaya, Festival of the Rose, Eilidh II
  • Various impromptu upon request


Photos

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