Community Belly Dance - 07-08 - Zarifa's Events

July 2008 Community Belly Dance

Community Belly Dance, Second Sunday, July 2008

July 13, 2008: A full house again this month at the G Street Bar & Grill, leaving standing room only for the dancers who came in late. Somehow we managed to get everyone in for a performance!

We are always amazed at the wide variety of dance styles, costume, and unique interpretations that fit into the two short hours of Zarifa's Community Dance.

Anubis and Zarifa

Anubis & Zarifa

Opening this evening's show was Tasseled Camel, a troupe organized by Idena, followed by a veil dance by Raqs Aroosh. Idena and the two dancers in her troupe - twins - have only been practicing since February and are doing quite well. Robyn danced a solo to a Turkish Karsilama. Zarifa danced a different routine to a drum solo, looking great in her white costume. Musicians we only know as "Steve and Jim" sat in before the first break on the Oud and doumbek. Drummers Jess and Jon finished out the evening with live drumming for the dancers, hammering out 4/4 rhythms, chiftetelli, malfouf and ayoub.

Kajmir, Oneeda, and Deeta presented a wonderful veil dance; Marianna and Emily of Tribal Circus danced an awesome fusion of belly dance, ballet, and yoga movements. Zarifa's students and friends Alisha and Carrie Lynn put together their own routine with fan veils to the Beatles "Come Together", an impressive canvas of color and motion. See the video, it was an interesting creative interpretation!

Many of the troupe dancers managed to squeeze in their own solo dances. What a full evening, thank you for coming everyone!

Tasseled Camel

Tasseled Camel

Raqs Aroosh

Raqs Aroosh

Devi Safir

Devi Safir

Alisha and Carrie Lynn

Alisha & Carrie Lynn

Alisha and Carrie Lynn

Alisha & Carrie Lynn

Kajmir, Oneeda, Deeta

Kajmir, Oneeda & Deeta

Kajmir, Oneeda, Deeta

Kajmir, Oneeda & Deeta

Idena

Idena

Marial

Marial

Marianna and Emily (Circus Tribal)

Marianna & Emily (Circus Tribal)

Aisha Aroosh

Aisha Aroosh

Robyn

Robyn

Open Dancearound Fun

Open Dancearound Fun

Jim and Steve

Jim & Steve

Tribal Bling

Jess & John

 

Second Sunday of alternating months, 5-7 PM

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE G STREET BAR AND GRILL

 


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