Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort. This is a family
friendly event, so, bring your kiddos! Children 10 and under are only $5 each and must be accompanied by an adult at $10 each.
$5 tickets for a chance to have Angela, our professional henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you. She’s so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. We'll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.
$10 tickets for a chance to win a 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. We’ll pull 2 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.
Raffle winners are drawn during the show.
$10 per person and $5 per child 10 and under (must accompany an adult).
Cassandra and Jawaahir invite you to join us in a concert celebration of the Egyptian vocal giant Um Kalthoum. We will perform new and revived works representing
the iconic expressions of the late, great Egyptian singer. You will have the unique opportunity to hear some of these musical gems in the singer's own voice.
Award-winning dance lighting designer Jeff Bartlett will set the stage for this dance/music extravaganza featuring choreography by Cassandra, and a new
work by company member Helen Voelker. Plus, your ears are in for a treat as we bring you an all-acoustic instrumental ensemble! National Arab Orchestra Music Director, Michael Ibrahim, will be performing on the traditional nay and oud, along with Minnesota’s incomparable world musicians Tim O’Keefe on percussion, Laura Harada on violin, and Yaron Klein on viola.
There’s more! We’re pleased to share a very special surprise guest vocalist, performing her unique performance piece using the music of Um Kalthoum.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Post-show discussion with our talented artists on Friday evening!
$35. $5 discount for Guild members and a pay-as-able ($5 minimum) show at Saturday's matinee on a first-come-first-served basis.
Check out Beledi Beat where we pay homage to the Voice of Egypt, Um Kalthoum!
PeopleFest! Party features live performances from South Indian Parai (drums), a traditional Chinese fashion show, and Jawaahir! A variety of cultural and educational organizations share their stories, activities and outreach.
Multicultural cuisine is available for purchase.
Check out the Party's website and plan a whole evening of fun!
This event is FREE!
Jawaahir will be a featured performer at 4:00pm. Check out their website and plan a whole day of fun including amazing vehicles, special
causes, races, live entertainment, special events, food and drink, silent auctions, vendors, and awesome sponsors!
This event is FREE!
Need that perfect costume for your next performance? How about new finger cymbals or a beautiful veil? Want to treat yourself to that shiny cane or jingly hip wrap you've been eyeing? Well then, come on over and visit Dahlal right
here in town! She has everything you need! When you're finished shopping, fill your tummy with yummy treats baked by Jawaahir and Khazanah members for purchase. Mmmmm! Can't you smell the sweet scents already?
Come on over to peruse through some great costume options, music, hip wraps, and more. Jawaahir will have a table filled with fabulous finds for you! Then, check out the tables of others from the dance community and have a great
afternoon of shopping.
Thanks to an MRAC Arts Learning grant, Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company invite you to join us for a FREE event to meet Ramzi El Edlibi, a renowned dancer and choreographer,
who will be teaching the dance company a debke unique to Eastern Lebanon.
Immersed in the dance, rhythms, and cultural traditions of the Middle East, Ramzi was raised in Lebanon and studied Middle Eastern dance with Caracalla. He also traveled the world to broaden and perfect his dance training and research to include classical ballet, flamenco, ballroom, and tango. After moving to New York City in 1983, he established and directed Ramzi El Edlibi Dance Company in order to merge modern and western schools of dance with the rich stories and traditions of the Middle East. Ramzi is also well known for his young audiences’ education programs and has presented, choreographed, and performed for numerous universities, schools, cultural organizations, and museums.
Read our Beledi Beat article about Ramzi, written by Patricia Cumbie!
Check out these short YouTube clips of Ramzi being interviewed about debke!
This is your opportunity to watch him work with the Company and then pick his experienced, intelligent, and educated brain! No prior reservations needed, just show up!
Thanks to an MRAC Arts Learning grant, Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company invite you to join us for a FREE event to meet Amel Tafsout. This charismatic and multi-faceted
artist will be teaching the Company both the Guedra and Dancing to Raï music—both specific to the area of North Africa.
From her biography page on Amel's website: "The legendary Amel Tafsout, meaning ‘Hopes of Spring’, is an inspirational first source master dance artist, choreographer, instructor, frame drummer, singer, energy worker and
one of the finest exponents of North African traditional and contemporary Maghreb Dance of our time. With a research in dance anthropology, and a long training in various healing practices, Tafsout’s knowledge of her
culture and her experience in many dance styles and music make her very unique."
Read our Beledi Beat article about Amel, written by Patricia Cumbie!
This is your opportunity to watch her work with the Company and then pick her experienced, intelligent, and educated brain! No prior reservations needed, just show up!
Our local library is featuring Jawaahir as part of their Spring Cultural Dance Series. We will present women's dances from around the Arabic-speaking world, along with information about regional styles, costumes, and original setting
This event is family friendly and FREE!
Check out the library's website for more information. We'll see you there!
Time for a day trip! Jawaahir will be one of the featured performers at their 53rd Annual International Folk Fair this year. Come zagareet and clap along for us at 12:20pm and 2:30pm on the main stage.
Get excited to join us! Watch their video and then jump in your car!
Come for the auction--Stay for the glam!
Cassandra and Jawaahir invite you to join us at an evening of celebration and gratitude for all of our treasured supporters....YOU!
We welcome you to enjoy a short performance from Cassandra, Jawaahir, and special guest dancer, sample some tasty hors d’oeuvres generously donated by Mediterranean Cruise Cafe,
bid on our silent auction items bursting with amazing things, and have fun during our live auction, all the while supporting Jawaahir Dance Company!
$35 at the door. See you tonight!
We are excited to announce that our esteemed MC is our very own beloved Sarah Jones Larson! She is a Jawaahir Dancer Emerita (1994-2016), longtime member and supporter of Jawaahir, former beloved Cassandra School teacher, and founder
of the School of Acting and Voice Over and the Voice Acting Expo.
Plus Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi is offering her beautiful henna designs for your enjoyment, with all proceeds for the evening donated to Jawaahir.
To sweeten your evening...simply by coming, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win two reservations to Jawaahir’s next annual concert! (You must be present for the drawing
at the end of the party in order to be eligible for the win.) Then, if you spend $100 or more, you will receive an invitation to the dress rehearsal of our annual concert.
Do you, or someone you know, have a special skill, service, or product to donate?
Be part of our Silent Auction! All donations are tax-deductible. Please fill out the Donation Form and contact Alana by email for delivery of your donation no later than Friday, April 19.
Check out these awesome gift certificates that include:
$30 in advance or $35 at the door.
You don't want to miss this! Jawaahir and Amwaaj present an evening of dance and live Arab music! Check out the city of Roseville's website for
more information on this event and other events planned over the summer.
This event is FREE and family friendly!
We are sorry to inform you that we had to cancel this cabaret. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.
Our studio is transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and an evening of fabulous music and dance
featuring the Performance Adventure class choreographies and the incomparable Cassandra, with Julianna, Lauren, and Paula!
THIS CABARET IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!!!!
SAVE THE DATE: Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company invite you to experience exciting and new choreography! Several of our Company members took this opportunity to create in their own way to share with you.
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