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    A Festival of Oriental Dance

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(FoOD for the Soul)
November 16-20, 2011

Jawaahir Studios,
1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Click here to register now! Register for the full event on-line before November 15th. After that, pay for each workshop and show at the door.

Experience the diversity of Oriental Dance styles from folk styles to the classical Raqs Sharqi, to contemporary works of exploration and fusion. Join us for a spectacular festival of Oriental Dance! Enjoy workshops, performances, lectures, music, and vendors — all designed to improve your dance and performance skills, whatever style you choose.

Be inspired by workshops and lectures from our esteemed guest instructors including Amel Tafsout; Ava Fleming; Dahlena, a dancer of international reputation; Ruby, a Turkish-style dancer; and Sandi Ball of FatChanceBellyDance. Cassandra adds her experience in special workshops during the week. Lecturers/panelists include Hend al-Mansour, Kay Hardy Campbell, Andrea Deagon, Peg Deppe, Shira, and more.

Eight hours of workshops daily Thursday through Sunday. Guest artists offer four unique workshops each day. Here's the full schedule.

Open Stage Performances! Thursday through Sunday afternoons are Open Stage Shows for you to strut your stuff! The performance slots are filled on a first-come basis, but you will need to register in advance by emailing Angela at admin@jawaahir.org. All performance slots are 5 minutes maximum.

Major Performances:
Wednesday: Opening night performance featuring regional stars and troupes.
Thursday: Pre-juried show with invited guests.
Friday and Saturday: The Stars Shine: Two performances of the show with our fabulous guest artists.

Vendors: Basinah's Bedouin Bazaar, Dahlal Internationale, Khan Import Emporium, Scarabian Designs, and Sofia Tribal. All vendors are open to the public throughout the Festival.

Lodging: We are pleased to offer a special group rate for our Festival participants at the Millennium Hotel (1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis). Rates of $89–$119 include breakfast. Reservations are available online or call 612-332 6000 and let the hotel know you are with the Festival of Oriental Dance to take advantage of our special discount rate.

This event is sponsored, in part, by the Wedge Co-op (your year-round farmers market), and The Lowry Uptown, our friends in the neighborhood. THANK YOU!!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email booking@jawaahir.org to request a sheet explaining the myriad benefits that come your way!




Registration and Tickets

Just register and pay at the door — all workshops and shows still have room for you, and some friends! You may still purchase any Full Event or Single Day packages, as well as tickets for any of the shows, at the registration table.

Your full-event registration package includes all workshops, all lectures, three professional shows (Wednesday, Thursday, and either Friday or Saturday), and 4 days of open-stage performances: $699

Single Day: $200
Note: If you purchase the single day for Sunday, you may choose the Friday or Saturday show.

One workshop: $60

Wednesday or Thursday show: $20
Friday or Saturday show: The Stars Shine: $25

Remember: All events in the Sun Room, and all the vendors, are free and open to the public just come on up!

To register for the Festival of Oriental Dance, call the office (612-872-6050) and pay by credit card.




For Further Information

For further information on the Festival of Oriental Dance, please call 612-872-6050 or email csbd@jawaahir.org


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