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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events


2014 Printable
Events Calendar

Details for Cassandra and Jawaahir public performances, workshops, and seminars here and around the world. Call the office for more information on educational shows and private functions.

Photo of camels at an oasis.
Camel market c.1920


Djinn & Tonic (July-August)
Uptown Art Fair (August)
Class Showings (August)

Cassandra's Weeklong (June 2015)


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Djinn & Tonic postcard


Djinn* & Tonic
Jawaahir in the Fringe Festival

Thursday July 31 at 7:00pm
Sunday August 3 at 1:00pm
Monday August 4 at 7:00pm
Friday August 8 at 5:30pm
Sunday August 10 at 4:00pm

How to appease a mischievous Djinni? A hip shimmy couldn't hurt. Join Jawaahir on a journey of mayhem-inspired Middle Eastern movement, as our Djinni drives us to do-or-die dance moves.

Watch as Jawaahir conjures dances; dances that tell stories of djinnis, and passions, and love, and magic. Dances that can only be presented for 11 days before they flash out of existence forever.

* Djinni — one of a class of spirits that, according to Arabic mythology, inhabit the earth, assume various forms, and exercise supernatural power. In short, a genie.

Rarig Center (photo, map), University of Minnesota campus, 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis
Nolte Xperimental Theatre
Easy parking across the street at the U of M 21st Ave S ramp (at the corner of 4th street). photo, map.

The Minnesota Fringe is a world-famous annual performing arts festival in Minneapolis. For eleven days, over a thousand artists present works in every discipline and genre for one hour or less.

Tickets: $12 plus a one time $4 Fringe button; kids’ (≤12) tickets are $5 and don’t require a button; multi-show passes available. Tickets are available on line and at the box office 30 minutes before performance during the festival, if seats are available.

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Uptown Art Fair  

Jawaahir Performing at the Uptown Art Fair

Friday, August 1, 2014. 3:00-4:00.
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Hennepin Ave & 29th Street

Come see a whole hour of Jawaahir! Free!

The Uptown Art Fair is a not-to-be-missed event! Professional works of art ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures in each of 12 media including sculpture, painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, and more.  Over 350 talented fine artists from around the world!

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Class Showings - St Paul & Bloomington
For Bloomington
& St. Paul classes

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For Minneapolis classes


Class Showings for Summer Session

All Bloomington and St. Paul Students Showing
Friday, August 22, 2014
at 7:30pm in the Bloomington Studio

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
at 3:30pm in the Minneapolis Studio

Join us for class "showings" – not formal performances but a chance to show what you've been learning and polishing. It's for all levels, so you can see what's in store for you. Free and open to the public, it's a chance for you to invite friends and family to see your progress and to have fun!

Review of a previous Class Showings


"The class showing was SPECTACULAR!
Even people who were shy in class were thrilled to be performing and had great energy during the show. Students were excited to show what they knew. There was even one class that had only one student performing, but she went on accompanied by her teacher and did a great job!
The students who watched the upper levels perform were excited and inspired to see what else they could learn. The audience clapped along and supported the performers with great energy, and students were thrilled to see their teachers dance."

Pick up flyers in class, or print the Mpls flyer for Minneapolis classes or the St Paul & Bloom flyer for St. Paul & Bloomington classes.

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Cassandra teaching at our new studio.
Cassandra teaching
at the 2012 Weeklong
(Photo by Jan Geise

Weeklong 2015 flyer


Cassandra's 2015 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive

Read a review of a past workshop by one of the participants, Sherezzah Bint al-Waha.
Read the Winter 2011 Beledi Beat for a Weeklong Intensive Preview by Patricia Cumbie.

Monday-Saturday, June 1–6, 2015
Jawaahir Studios
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3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

A six-day workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra:

  • Five days of dance classes (10:00–4:30)
  • Three performances included: Participant dinner show (Monday), Enchanted Evening (Friday), Cassandra's Cabaret (Saturday)
  • Technique for Oriental and folkloric
  • Conditioning and stretching
  • Lecture classes daily
  • At least 3 helpful teaching assistants available to give you individual attention at all times
  • Live drum accompanist
  • Saturday review/video session
  • Vendors

Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $675.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Registration will be available on-line in 2015.

See the flyer.

If you are coming from out of town and want advanced information about accommodations or things to do in the area, contact Angela at admin@jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050.

A $100 non-refundable deposit will secure your place in the Intensive. Balance is due May 17, 2015. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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