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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events


2015 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.

Photo of camels at an oasis.
Camel market c.1920


Mystical Music of the Middle East (April)
Caravan under the Stars (May)
Cassandra's Weeklong (June)
Enchanted Evening (June)

Cassandra's Cabaret (June)
Blaine Festival (June)
Something Tribal (July)


Mystical Music of the Middle East: Yuval Ron Ensemble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 8:00pm

Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
(Cleveland Ave at Laurel Ave) 
2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105

A celebration of the light of the Divine expressed in songs of Sufi origin from Turkey; Jewish prayers from Morocco, Yemen, and Israel; and Armenian chants.

with special guest Dervish: Cassandra Shore, Artistic Director of Jawaahir Dance Company

The Yuval Ron Ensemble includes Arabic, Jewish and Christian artists who come together to unite the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church into an unusual musical performance. Composer and world-music record producer Yuval Ron imparts the ancient and deep inter-cultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share.

Presented by The University of St. Thomas Sacred Arts Festival. Co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and the Episcopal House of Prayer at St John’s Abbey and University

Click here for more information.

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Jawaahir gala
Caravan under the Stars
photo by Jan Geisen


Caravan under the StarsAccessibility symbol.
Jawaahir's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Thursday, May 14
Jawaahir Studio
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Tickets $25 on-line and $30 at the door.
Spend at least $100 and receive a ticket to the dress rehearsal for Jawaahir's next show.

Join our mistress-of-ceremonies, TPT2's Almanac co-host Cathy Wurzer, for an exciting evening with performances by Cassandra and Jawaahir. Of course, we'll also have silent and live auctions, and henna artist Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi.

We're currently accepting donations for our auction. If you would like to donate an item, email Angela to let her know. Please try to send your donations by Friday, April 24, which is 3 weeks before the gala. (Any donations we receive after Thursday, May 7 will be saved for next year's gala.)

You can bid on costume accessories, classes and tuition discounts, restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets, CDs, art museum membership, amusement park and festival passes, unique artisan jewelry, stunning visual art, Minnesota craft beers, hand-thrown ceramics, exotic household décor… and much more!

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Cassandra teaching at our new studio.
Cassandra teaching
at the 2012 Weeklong
(Photo by Jan Geise

Weeklong 2015 flyer


Cassandra's 2015 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive

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.

Monday-Saturday, June 1–6, 2015
Jawaahir Studios
Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

A six-day workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra:

  • Five days of dance classes (10:00–4:30)
  • Three performances included: Participant dinner show (Monday), Enchanted Evening (Friday), Cassandra's Cabaret (Saturday)
  • Technique for Oriental and folkloric
  • 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
  • Vendors

Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $675.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Registration available on-line.

See the flyer.

If you are coming from out of town and want advanced 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 May 17, 2015. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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Jawaahir in Nova.
Jawaahir in Nova


Enchanted Evening

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patrick's Cabaret Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN


Tickets will be available on-line.

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

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Cassandra's Cabaret
Starring Cassandra and 3 fabulous guest dancers!

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

On-line registration shortly.

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.

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

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Blaine Festival  

Blaine Festival 2015

Saturday, June 27. Jawaahir is performing 4:30-5:00.

The Blaine Festival, June 26-28, is an annual community celebration with weekend-long events for every member of the family. This year’s celebration will be held at Aquatore Park and showcases a wide variety of entertainment with something for every one.

The weekend gala includes a carnival, craft shows, helicopter rides, magician, recreational activities, food, and live bands to name a few.

For more information, go to the Blaine Festival website.

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Cassandra at Arabian Bouquet  

Something Tribal This Way Comes
Hosted by Kamala Chaand Dance Company

July 17-19, 2015

Cassandra is teaching.

For further information, visit the Facebook page.

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