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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events

2016 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.

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Camel market c.1920

     

 

Friday Night Movie Fun: Must-see moments in Egyptian dance! (Sept)
Friday Night Movie Fun 3 (Sept)
Shoma (Sept)




 

Open House (Oct)
Bake Sale (Oct)


     

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Samia & Farid

soheir
Soheir Zaki

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Lucy

 

Friday Night Movie Fun: Must-see moments in Egyptian dance!

Friday, September 2, 2016
7:00–9:00pm

Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Admission at the door: $10 and includes popcorn

Tonight will feature dancers from the Egyptian movies and television. Enjoy watching classic videos of some of the famous and not-so-famous dancers who appeared in the Egyptian cinema, and shows from the 1960’s and ‘70’s when dancers were often featured on Egyptian TV. Names you might recognize: Tahia Carioca, Samia Gamal, Naima Akef, Nagwa Fouad, Soheir Zaki, Fifi Abdo, Aza Sharif, Lucy, Nadia Jamal, Mona Said, and many more. Must-see moments in Egyptian dance!

Cassandra will give some brief knowledgeable lectures regarding the films and clips you'll be watching. You'll leave feeling cool and refreshed!

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Nadia GamalAmani
Amani

 

Friday Night Movie Fun 3!

Friday, September 9, 2016
7:00–9:00pm

Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Admission at the door: $10 and includes popcorn

Need a cool place to hang out on a hot Friday night? Come on over and be inspired by old Egyptian movies featuring famous Egyptian dancers like, Sami Gamal, Taheya Carioca, Naima Akef; American pioneers like, Ibrahim “Bobby” Farrah, Jamila Salimpour, Dahlena, Cassandra; Stars of the 70’s, 80’s and 90's like, Nagwa Fouad, Soheir Zaki, Fif Abdo, Aza Sharif, Zahar Hamdi, Lucy, Dina; Lebanese greats, like Nadia Jamal, Amani, Dani Boutrous, Samara, Bouchara, Nabila Metawali; Turkish greats like, Tulay Karaca and Mezdeke Trio; The Voice of Egypt, Oum Kalsoum; The “Unknowns," like Hurreya Mohammed, Nabawiyya Mustafa, Ganal Twins, Katy, Beba Ezzadine; AND MORE!!!

Cassandra will give some brief knowledgeable lectures regarding the films and clips you'll be watching. You'll leave feeling cool and refreshed!

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2004 Palm Trees DanceEE Servants Dance
2004 Servants Dance

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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert

Thursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.

Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.
Post-show discussion with our wonderful artists on Friday evening!

Tickets: $30.
$5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members.
Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

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Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi Arabia. A storyteller named Shoma entertains the bride’s guests with a Bedouin folktale. She tells the story of an independent shepherdess who gets lost in a sandstorm, only to find herself in a magic garden. Like all good storytellers, Shoma tailors her tale to fit the occasion. In this case, the bride’s reputation is threatened with public scrutiny. Will the Bedouin shepherdess find her way home? Will the modern day wedding go off as planned? Join Jawaahir to see it all play out!

This production is an updated version of the company’s highly-successful run of Shoma in 1998 that inspired a generation of dancers in the Twin Cities. Many of the original dances are being restaged
and reimagined. Shoma will feature renditions of Saudi and Gulf folk and social dances, as well as new imaginative dance creations that bring the Bedouin story to life. An all-star ensemble led by Georges Lammam and includes, Jim Grippo, Michael Ibrahim, Miles Jay, Yaron Klein, Naser Musa, Karim Nagi, Susu Pampinin, and local musicians Tim O'Keefe and Laura Harada, will dazzle your ears with live music. Playwright and Saudi women’s music and dance scholar Kay Hardy Campbell has revised the script to include contemporary challenges, such as the pros and cons that social media provides the current generation of young Saudi women.

Plan on joining us for this extraordinary show as we enter our second year at The Lab Theater!

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700 First Street North  
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-333-7977

Free on-street parking after 6:00pm Monday–Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
There is also a pay lot across the street.

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Cassandra Teaching
photo by Jan Geisen

 

Cassandra School Open House

Sunday, October 9, 2016
11:00am
– 1:30pm
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Join us for FREE mini-classes and refreshments!
Classes open to new and current students.
NEW STUDENTS — Receive $10 off a full session when you register at the Open House!

Please check back for the schedule.

The School offers 20 classes each week, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes!

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cookies

 

Jawaahir & Khazanah Bake Sale

Sunday, October 30, 2016
2:00–3:30pm

Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Hungry? The answer is, "YES!" Come and fill your tummy with lots of Halloween yummies! Jawaahir and Khazanah will be selling all sorts of Halloween inspired baked treats for you.

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