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Jenny Piper, General Manager
Voice: 612-872-6050     Email: genmanager@jawaahir.org




Cassandra Shore, Artistic Director
Voice: 612-872-6050     Email: Cassandra@jawaahir.org


Sing To Me A Little
The Lab Theater, Oct 22-25, 2015


Jawaahir’s 19 dancers perform ancient traditions and stunning contemporary interpretations, collaborating with some of the most acclaimed Arab artists working today: world-class choreographers Sahra Saeeda and Yasmina Ramzy, commissioned by Jawaahir to each create new work for this concert; singer Shelley Thomas; and multi-instrumentalist Michael Ibrahim, Director of the National Arab Orchestra. For more information on the show, click here.


Rehearsal Video

    Sing To Me video    



Press Release


Article about Michael Ibrahim




Press Release




Sing To Me postcard

Sing To Me post card





Jawaahir Dance Company
Ganal Hawa


These 2 photos by Jan Geisen


Show Cast Photos



Music Director
Georges Lammam
Georges Lammam.

Michael Ibrahim
Michael Ibrahim

Shelley Thomas
Shelley Thomas


Jawaahir dancers rehearsing for Sing To Me A Little
with Sahra and Yasmina:

Photos by Jan Geisen.

Sahra in rehearsal

Yasmina in rehearsal

    Show Funding    

This activity is made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, O'Shaughnessy Foundation, Target, and friends of Jawaahir.

    Other Photos    

   If you are not referring to a Jawaahir event, please ask permission to use the photo.
   Thank you.

    Cassandra in purple by Nicole LeCorgne Cassandra by Jawaahir. Cassandra in Sawwah by Donna Kelly
    Cassandra in Sawwah by Donna Kelly Cassandra in Raqs Nouveau by Ann Marsden. Cassandra in Sawwah by Donna Kelly
    Cassandra in Orientalia by Jawaahir. Orientalia trio by Jawaahir. Raqs Nouveau-dolls by Ann Marsden.
    Raqs Nouveau-fans front by Ann Marsden. Ganal Hawa Raqs Nouveau-Nova by Ann Marsden



Other Videos


The videos clips below are both high resolution, 640x480 pixels at 3Mbps, and low resolution, 320x240 pixels at 256kbps. Both resolutions are compressed with WM9. Clips are also available as DVDs and MPEG-2 files upon request. Contact the office or genmanager@jawaahir.org.


Jawaahir Promotional Video

Image from Jawaahir promo video.

Raqs Nouveau show clips for
August 2009 performance
at the Southern Theater
Image of Raqs Nouveau performance.

Raqs Nouveau tech rehearsal at the Southern Theater, 2009

Raqs Nouveau Rehearsal, Southern Theater.


High resolution, 4:40, 100MB
Low resolution, 4:40, 8.6MB

High resolution, 7:45, 180MB
Low resolution, 7:45, 15MB

High resolution, 1:19, 74MB
Low resolution, 1:19, 3.1MB


Jawaahir Press Kit



Cassandra Biography.pdf


Company Members.pdf


Fact Sheet.pdf


General Information.pdf


Performance Information.pdf


Short Show Descriptions.pdf


Technical Rider.pdf


Touring Rates.pdf


What They Said.pdf


What They Say About Jawaahir.pdf


Pronunciation of Jawaahir


Jawaahir (Ja-WA-heer) Play audio clip of the word Jawaahir., means jewels in Arabic.


Press Videos


Excerpt of Halaa performed by Jawaahir Dance Company:


Press Photos


Photo of party scene.

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