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Greater Middle East/North Africa - DANCE [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

6:00pm PDT

Raks Maleka
Dynamic Belly Dance Troupe

Performers
RM

Raks Maleka

Raks Maleka hails from the University District YMCA, where they come together as sisters in dance and to rehearse weekly. Founded and directed by Katia Sahar, Raks Maleka has been a troupe for nearly 13 years.


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:40pm PDT

Pandora
Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

Performers
P

Pandora

Pandora remembers watching her mother belly dance when she was very young. It was the coolest thing she had ever seen her mother do, and she decided then that she wanted to do it, too. Years later, Pandora studied many kinds of bellydancers with many teachers. She also loves Tahitian... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:40pm - 7:44pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:01pm PDT

Rocais
Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Performers
R

Rocais

Rocais is a fun and fast Tribal Fusion Bellydance Troupe from Duvall, Washington. Members are Coila Craig, Shelby Alexander and troupe director Martina Crowe-Hewett. Rocais is super excited to be performing at Folklife for their second year. Folklife is a such a cornerstone festival... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:01pm - 8:08pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:31pm PDT

Deep Roots Dance
Tribal and Fusion Bellydance

Performers
DR

Deep Roots Dance

Deep Roots Dance is a tribal and fusion bellydance company in Seattle, with a focus on joyful expression and strong technique. We believe in the deep, undeniable power and beauty which lives within every dancer.We opened our own studio in late 2017 and would love for you to join us... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:31pm - 8:38pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:46pm PDT

Culture Shakti Bellydance
American Tribal Style® Bellydance

Performers
CS

Culture Shakti Bellydance

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti is a Seattle dance company specializing in Bollywood, Bhangra, Rajasthani Folk, and ATS Belly Dance. Led by owner and director Katrina Ji, they have appeared in magazines and TV broadcasts in both India and the US, and have performed locally at Key Arena... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:46pm - 8:53pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

12:35pm PDT

Tribal Bellydance
Shay Moore

Performers
TB

Tribal Bellydance

We ask you this: why walk when you can shimmy? Deep Roots Dance is an tribal and fusion bellydance company in Seattle, with a focus on joyful expression and strong technique. We believe in the deep, undeniable power and beauty which lives within every dancer.We offer classes and workshops... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Ishtar Sumer
Iraqi Folk Dance

Performers
IS

Ishtar Sumer

Iraqi Folk Dance


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

2:30pm PDT

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group
Turkish ‘Gezek’ Tradition: Music/Dance

Performers
AT

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group has performed in the NW since 1980. The Group presents authentic folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Although most of their dances are line dances, the Group also performs solo/duet dances.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Anadolu Youth Dancers
Folk Dances from Turkey

Performers
AY

Anadolu Youth Dancers

Anadolu Youth Dancers have been performing in the Seattle area since 2009. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to experience Turkish cultural heritage through performing arts. Folk dancing is a wonderful way to build leadership, teamwork and dedication. Although most... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Emiko Noor Nakamura
Azeri Dance

Performers
EN

Emiko Noor Nakamura

Emiko Noor Nakamura has been dancing and teaching the Art fo Silk Road Dances since 1978. She specializes in the dances of Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Afghanistan. She is also a graduate of Ivan Novikoff Russian-American Ballet School the school which has produced the leading... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Janelle Bel Isle
Turkish Musical Gathering "Gezek"

Performers
JB

Janelle Bel Isle

Janelle Bel Isle studies a variety of dance forms and professionally performs Arab, Iranian, and Central Asian dances.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Amira
Classic Bellydance

Performers
A

Amira

Amira is an award-winning belly dancer who has performed throughout the Northwest and beyond for over two decades, at times logging in over 200 performances a year. She has studied with Egyptian masters, is the founder and director of Amirat Dance Company, and the producer of numerous... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Helene Eriksen and Anar Dana Dance Company
North Africa to Central Asia

Performers
HE

Helene Eriksen and Anar Dana Dance Company

ANAR DANA offers a visual feast for the public, audiences discover cultures through the lens of women’s community dance, with sophisticated choreography, diverse musical styles, sumptuous regional costumes, and a taste of the creative expression of ethnic groups from North Africa... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Karavans Dance Troupe
Arabic and Persian Dance

Performers
KD

Karavans Dance Troupe

Karavans Dance Troupe specializes in dances from the Middle East, North Africa, Persia and Turkey. They perform annually at the Turkish, Arabic and Persian Festivals sponsored by Festal at the Seattle Center, They recently appeared at Seattle University's International Dinner/show... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Mirabai Asal
Bellydance and Folkloric

Performers
MA

Mirabai Asal

Mirabai Asal is a second generation Bellydance and Middle East dance artist. Her mom first ventured into the art in 1970s Seattle. Growing up, Mirabai knew exactly where to find her mom's stash of magical bellydance memorabilia. In 1990, Mirabai began her own journey into bellydance... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Moon Sirens Bellydancing
Egyptian Cabaret

Performers
MS

Moon Sirens Bellydancing

A dynamic performance group from Arlington WA, established in 2009. These strong, independent women are a collaborative of business owners, mothers and professionals by day and Bellydancers for life. Directed by founders Shakti Moon and lead choreographer Shalaa, all members of the... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Nalini's Jewels Of Fire
Modern Bellydance

Performers
NJ

Nalini's Jewels Of Fire

Jewels Of Fire is Nalini's Belly Dance performance group. Under the teaching and direction of master performer, choreographer and teacher Nalini the group has been performing at local festivals, restaurant shows and many other events in Seattle area since 2012. Nalini’s extensive... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle
Folkloric Dances Middle East

Performers
SD

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble, founded in 1978 in Seattle, performs folkloric dances at cultural festivals, showcases, and other events. Troupe members have taken classes from leading dance ethnologists Helene Ericksen, Morocco of New York, Dr. Kay Hardy Campbell, Nadia Hamdi, Leila Haddad... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

2:00pm PDT

Amira's Belly Dance Cabaret
Sparkling Egyptian-Inspired Dance

Performers
AB

Amira's Belly Dance Cabaret

Amira is an award-winning belly dancer who has performed throughout the Northwest and beyond for over two decades. Amira's Belly Dance Cabaret includes performances by Amira's troupes and friends including Capital City Belly Dance Collective, Amirat Dance Company, and Amira's Dancers... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers
Modern Egyptian-style Bellydance!

Performers
ZM

Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers

The troupe is taught by Zaphara, entertainer & Master Instructor. the show includes Saidi Cane Dance, sword solo's & group songs. their is audience participation at the end of the show.


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers
Modern Egyptian-style Bellydance!

Performers
ZM

Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers

The troupe is taught by Zaphara, entertainer & Master Instructor. the show includes Saidi Cane Dance, sword solo's & group songs. their is audience participation at the end of the show.


Monday May 28, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 


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