Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events
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.
under the Stars
Thursday, May 14
Tickets $25 on-line and $30 at the door.
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.
See some of the unique auction items from around the corner and around the world! We have 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!
TO BID before the Gala, email Jenny with the names of the items and your bid amounts. Keep track to see if you need to re-bid. These items will also be open for bidding at the Gala.
Cassandra's 2015 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive
Monday-Saturday, June 1–6, 2015
A six-day workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra:
*This year offers the weeklong participants an exciting opportunity to create an ensemble work for LIVE drum ensemble, and perform it in the Friday night Enchanted Evening, or Saturday Cabaret! Cassandra and the Jawaahir Teaching Assistants will mentor each group’s work to completion. Drummers will be in class to work directly with each group to realize your vision. Performers need only some classy rehearsal clothing to perform in - not necessary to have a full costume! Bring your best hip wraps and fancy dance pants…
Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $675.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Join Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company for an Enchanted Evening — a special and intimate evening of performances by Cassandra, Jawaahir Dance Company, Sisters of the Sahara, Afsana, Kamala Chaand Dance Company, Al-Bahira Dance Theater, Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers, Zulaika, and more to come!
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
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 email@example.com
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.
Workshops with Karim Nagi
October 3-4, 2015
Music Raqs workshop. Saturday afternoon. 1:30pm – 5:30pm.
Music Raqs: $60.00 in advance…$75.00 at the door
Music Raqs is a complete 4 hour course to help dancers and musicians learn how to understand and teach Arabic music topics without needing an instrument or any previous training:
* Identify and sing 7 major Arabic maqam scales, along with famous song examples
Dabke (Arabic line dancing): Literally meaning "Stomp" in Arabic, Dabke is a group dance found in the Eastern Arab countries. Performed mostly as a unisex line dance, Dabke is avidly done at the weddings and parties of Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian, and Palestinian communities. The movements include rhythmic stomping, kicking, sideward walking, hopping, and jumping. In social settings the dancers hold hands and form long moving lines or wide rotating circles. You may find Dabke used as a form of non-violent social protest during war and conflicts, but it is primarily a proud and energetic group line dance enjoyed by all ages and both genders.
Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian drummer, DJ, composer, and folk dancer. He is the creator of Turbo Tabla, and has released four internationally distributed CDs of this unique brand of Arab House / Electronica using acoustic instruments. Karim has authored instructional DVDs for the Tabla / Doumbek, riqq tambourine, maqam & taqsim, Drum Solo for Dance, and Arab Folk Dance. He is well versed in the ultra-traditional styles of music, and has lead the Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble since 1999. He promotes and fosters the study of Arab dance in the USA as the director of the Arab Dance Seminar. Karim performs and teaches Tahteeb Cane Dance, Dabke Line Dance, and Zikr Sufi Dance.