Check back as we update information on our exciting events and performances. Thank you for supporting us, and we'll see you soon!
Sunday, April 30, 20232:00-5:00Davies Center
It's time to think Spring! Jawaahir is performing in this Culture Fest!
CultureFest brings together people with diverse cultural backgrounds from around the world. Student organizations and community groups in the Eau Claire area demonstrate their local culture, customs, and cuisine during a day full of fun and excitement! Come celebrate with us!
Saturday, June 10, 20232:00poutside Midtown Global Market
Jawaahir is performing in this car-free celebration!
Open Streets Minneapolis has been celebrating streets for people since 2011. Connect with thousands of neighbors on city streets that put people and community first. This festival runs 11:00a-5:00p on East Lake Street from 2nd Avenue to 22nd Avenue.
Jawaahir is performing outside the Midtown Global Market on Lake Street near Elliot Avenue at 2:00.
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18, 2023Stone Arch Bridge, west side of the river
This fabulous art and music festival runs Saturday, June 17 10:00a-7:00p and Sunday, June 18 10:00a-5:00p. The core of the festival is the 200+ juried artists plus two live music stages. The festival grounds span the riverfront area on W. River Parkway from 11th Ave S to N. 4th Avenue.
Jawaahir is performing and then teaching a mini-lesson! It will be on the downtown side of the bridge at West River Road and Portland Avenue on Saturday.
The 51st annual Twin Cities Pride Festival will be held at Loring Park and Parade Park in Minneapolis Friday - Sunday, June 23 – 25 and features local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, and music stages.
Jawaahir is dancing Saturday on the Stonewall Stage near the base of the pedestrian bridge.
All LGBTQ+ people and allies are welcome to this festival!
Join Jawaahir and Vanessa at this wonderful outdoor venue! Caponi Art Park is 60 acres of rolling wooded land at 1220 Diffley Road in Eagan.
More details coming soon.
More chances to learn from our fabulous Artistic Director and internationally sought after coach, teacher, Raqs Sharqi and Egyptian dance specialist, Vanessa.
Saturday, November 19 12:00-2:00pmJawaahir Studio & Zoom
This fun and informative workshop focuses on Saidi and Folklore style technique, steps, and combinations— including options for with and without the asaya (cane). Vanessa also incorporates some of her signature moves in transitions! By the end of this class everyone will have their own take on how to implement these elements into:
Folklore sections of Oriental entrance pieces
Solo choreography and improvisation
Group choreography for Saidi and Folklore
Saidi is one of Vanessa’s favorite topics ever and she’s excited to share her knowledge with you! Yalla!
All pre-registered attendees have access to the video for one full year!
Saidi Style on Zoom: $40
Saidi Style in studio, pre-registered: $60SOLD OUT
Take Two: Rock Your Raqs + Saidi Style on Zoom: $70
Take Two: Rock Your Raqs + Saidi Style in studio: $90
Give to the Max!
What: As a reward for donating to Jawaahir on or before Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 17, you will receive a link to a special video highlighting the work of Jawaahir Dance Company, Alternative Motion Project, Analog Dance Works, Black Label Movement, DanceBARN Collective, Jagged Moves, Off-Leash Area, Rhythmically Speaking, and Young Dance.
When: It's not too late-- you can still donate!!
Where: Online. On-demand Vimeo link, sent directly to donors. Video available for viewing from 11/17 through 11/25.
Why: Because your support will allow Jawaahir to continue to enchant audiences, train new generations of dancers, and transform cultural understanding.
How: Make a 100% tax-deductible donation in any amount to Jawaahir.
Jawaahir encourages dance students to support our city’s wonderful local instructors who specialize in Raqs Sharqi and Arab dances. Look to Jawaahir Dance Company founder, Cassandra Shore, and current and former JDC members Renee Szudy, Kathy McCurdy, Angela Skrade, and Alana Mari. Also, check out the Guild of Middle Eastern Dance for local events and class listings, and of course stay tuned to us here at jawaahir.org, our newsletter, and social media pages.
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