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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events

2017 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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Bellydance Blossom Festival (May)
Caravan Under the Stars (May)
Weeklong Intensive (June)
Enchanted Evening (June)

 

Cassandra's Cabaret (June)
Cassandra at Shimmy Con (July)
Fringe Festival (Aug)

 

Oasis Dance Camp North (Sept)
Oasis Dance Camp West (Oct)
Oasis Dance Camp South (Jan 2018)


     

Hair toss
photo by Hilary Smith

 

Bellydance Blossom Festival
Featuring Cassandra and Jawaahir

Friday-Sunday, May 5–7, 2017

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

"The Bellydance Blossom Festival is an all-immersive experience where international dance artists and scholars engage with each other in creative collaborations and meaningful discourse. Internationally known Master Teachers are invited to teach, perform and participate in discussions where possible. All registrants are highly encouraged to participate as a dance artist, choreographer or speaker in one or more of the various categories; Collaborative Works, Explorative Works, Blossom Talks, and Panel Discussions."

For more information: bellydanceblossom.com

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earrings
by Lori Anngelo Designs

gothic
by LuSynda of Belly-ana

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hair fasteners
by LuSynda of Belly-ana

 

Caravan Under the Stars
Jawaahir's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 – 10:00pm

Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

$30 reservations in advance, $35 at the door.

Cassandra and Jawaahir invite you to join Cathy Wurzer, TPT2's Almanac co-host, and our mistress of ceremonies for the evening, and Gary Kruger, our live auctioneer, for an evening of celebration and gratitude for all of our beloved supporters....YOU!

We’ll have a short performance from Cassandra and Jawaahir for you to enjoy, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction bursting with amazing things for you to bid on, and a super fun live auction. Plus, Angela, from Ancient Traditions Mehndi will be here to give you some beautiful henna.

Uncover hidden treasures such antique jewelry, Arabic music CDs, collectible Hawaiian screen-printed fabric, Egyptian history, and design books, ethnic clothing, ethnic home décor, framed Egyptian papyrus art, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-woven and beaded pendant bags, household collectibles, Middle Eastern cook book, and more! Relax and smile while you peruse the gift certificates from local restaurants, theaters, galleries, and shops:

Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill & Lounge, The Black Forest Inn, Bryant Lake Bowl, The Children’s Theatre Company, Fulton Beer, Gandhi Mahal, Guthrie Theater, Hi-Lo Diner, Hollywood Music Center, Izzy’s Ice Cream, Oasis Dance Camp, Landmark Theatres, Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota Orchestra, MN Sword Club, Mother Earth Gardens, Out On A Limb Dance Company, Patrick’s Cabaret, Ragamala Dance, Red Cow/Red Rabbit, W.A. Frost, Rock Camp for Dads, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Saints, Science Museum of Minnesota, Sebastian Joe’s, Seward Community Co-op, She Rock She Rock, Weisman Art Museum, Vertical Endeavors, Wiseacre Eatery, Zorongo Flamenco

Then, to sweeten your evening...simply by coming, you’ll be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Jawaahir’s next performance! To win, you must be present for the drawing at the end of our party.

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bracelet
by Lori Anngelo Designs

hats
by LuSynda of Belly-ana

papyrus
  green tile pendant bag serpent book
  wine basket cd set one water bottle

     

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Cassandra teaching at our new studio.Cassandra teaching
at the 2012 Weeklong
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Cassandra's 2017 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive

Monday-Saturday, June 5–10, 2017
Jawaahir Studio
Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

It's our 16th anniversary! Here's the flyer.

Cassandra’s Intensive welcomes everyone. She says, “I just want to keep exposing people to the music and how to dance to it, to see how the movements fit with the rhythms. We have a lot of levels of students at the Intensive. The material is there; it’s up to you to open whatever door you’re ready to walk through."

Join us for this six-day workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra:

  • Five days of dance classes ***NOTE NEW START & END TIMES*** (9:00–4:00)
  • Three performances included: Participant dinner show (Monday), Enchanted Evening (Friday), Cassandra's Cabaret (Saturday)
  • Oriental and folkloric technique
  • Conditioning and stretching
  • Lecture classes daily
  • At least 3 helpful teaching assistants available to give you individual attention at all times
  • Live drum accompanist
  • Saturday review/video session (DVD included for all whole week paid participants)
  • Vendors TBA

Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $699.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Registration available now!

Read a review of a past workshop by one of the participants, Sherezzah Bint al-Waha.
Read the Winter 2011 Beledi Beat for a Weeklong Intensive Preview by Patricia Cumbie.

If you are coming from out of town and want advance information about accommodations or things to do in the area, contact Angela at admin@jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050.

A $100 non-refundable deposit will secure your place in the Intensive. Balance is due by May 21, 2017. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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Cassandra
Cassandra photo by Mathieu Lindquist

 

Enchanted Evening

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:00pm

Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$20.
Tickets available NOW.

Join Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company for an Enchanted Evening — a special and intimate evening of performances by Cassandra, Jawaahir Dance Company, and guest artists.

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Cassandra's Cabaret
Starring Cassandra and special guests!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$30.
Tickets available NOW.

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! Intimate tables, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music. Seating starts at 7:45.

Purchase your tickets early. This Cabaret will sell out as all participants in Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive will be attending. Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

For further information, call 612-872-6050, or email genmanager@jawaahir.org

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Cassandra at Shimmy Con in Indiana

Friday-Sunday, July 7–9, 2017

Cassandra joins Ava Fleming, Ruby Jazayre, and Deb Rubin as guest instructors at this year's Shimmy Con!

"Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. Consisting of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and performances, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share our wonderful art form in a supportive, fun and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies."

For more information: shimmycon.com

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Ghawazee
photo by Jan Geisen

 

Jawaahir in Minnesota Fringe Festival

Friday, August 4 at 8:30pm, $16
Sunday, August 6 at 4:00pm, $22
Monday, August 7 at 7:00pm, $16
Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00pm, $16
Saturday, August 12 at 5:30pm
, $22

Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-436-1129
Map

The Minnesota Fringe is a world-famous annual performing arts festival in Minneapolis. For eleven days, over a thousand artists present works in every discipline and genre for one hour or less.

ALL patrons must have a wristband to see a show. Your wristband serves as your pass to any show in the festival on a given day. Wristbands are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends. Wristbands for kids 12 and under will be available in the venues during the festival for $5 every day.

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Oasis Camp North Dance Retreat

September 15-17, 2017

Duluth, Minnesota

For more information, check out the Oasis Dance Camp Facebook page.

Oasis is coming to Minnesota with a full weekend of intensive Oriental Dance training with Cassandra Shore. Weekend will include live class accompaniment by Nicole LeCorgne, an evening of performances featuring Cassandra, a Henna Party and over eleven hours of instruction. There is limited enrollment.

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Oasis Camp West Dance Retreat

October 6-8, 2017

Snowbird, UT

For more information, check out the Oasis Dance Camp Facebook page.

Oasis is coming to Utah with a full weekend of intensive Oriental Dance training with Cassandra Shore. Weekend will include live class accompaniment by Nicole LeCorgne, an evening of performances featuring Cassandra, a Henna Party and over eleven hours of instruction. There is limited enrollment.

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Oasis Camp South Dance Retreat

January 26-28, 2018

Delray Beach, FL

For more information, check out the Oasis Dance Camp Facebook page.

Oasis is coming to Florida with a full weekend of intensive Oriental Dance training with Cassandra Shore. Weekend will include live class accompaniment by Nicole LeCorgne, an evening of performances featuring Cassandra, a Henna Party and over eleven hours of instruction. There is limited enrollment.

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