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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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Cassandra's College (June)
Dahlal Internationale Vender (June)
Cassandra's Cabaret (June)

 

Cassandra at Shimmy Con (July)
Fringe Festival (Aug)
Performance Adventure (Aug/Sept)

 

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


   

 

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photo by Jan Geisen

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photo by Jan Geisen

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photo by Nicole LeCorgne

 

Cassandra's College

Monday-Wednesday, June 5–7, 2017
6:00–8:00pm
$45 per class


Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Cassandra's College is back with 3 unique classes! Cassandra is the Artistic Director of Jawaahir Dance Company -- take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the best! 

Cassandra has been a successful Oriental dance performer for over 36 years, and is recognized internationally as a master teacher and performer. She has a wealth of information to share with students.

Baladi Progression Interpretation
Monday, June 5th, 6:00–8:00pm
Minneapolis Studio
Please register and pay $45 at class.

The term baladi gets used a lot, and can be confusing. This class focuses on the traditional (baladi) improvised urban conversation between the instrumentalist (often the accordion), drummer, and dancers, as the improvisation progresses through a number of rhythmic and feel changes, to be resolved…how? In so many ways! Come and have a great time working with different styles of baladi progression, with tips for making it your own!

Choreographic Ideas for Magenci (Entrances)
Tuesday, June 6th, 6:00–8:00pm
Minneapolis Studio
Please register and pay $45 at class.

This class is geared for soloists who want to tune up their entrances to the classic composed raqs sharqi entrance music, often called magenci. We’ll explore the different ways of using, or not using, the overture, and where a dancer places herself for the best, or desired, audience effect. We’ll talk about, break down, and dance to some of the more exciting and challenging sections of some of these marvelous pieces.

Arabic Music for Dancers: Melody, Melodic Instruments, and Your Movements
Wednesday, June 7th, 6:00–8:00pm
Minneapolis Studio
Please register and pay $45 at class.

We dancers who did not grow up listening to Arabic music need some time and coaching to really get the feel of the music we are dancing to “in our bodies.” This class will illuminate some of the instruments you are likely to encounter in dance music, and the melodic devices that are commonly heard, and too often ignored, by dancers. This class combines lecture, demonstration, and ultimately dancing in your way.

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Cassandra's 2017 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive - CANCELLED

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

We are very sorry for this inconvenience, but we are cancelling this year's weeklong.

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.

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Dahlal International Vendor Sale
"Defining style with belly dance fashion and supplies for performers worldwide."

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00am–3:00pm
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3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Come to shop til you drop! Dahlal Internationale will be here to fill all of your dancewear needs. From full baladi costumes, to tribal costumes; from practice wear, to separates; from scarves, to props, accessories, and more, Dahlal Internationale will have what you're looking for!

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Alana Mari
Alana Mari by Dave Stagner

Anjela Polk
Anjela by Illume Allure Photography

Laura
Lahlia

 

Cassandra's Cabaret
Starring Cassandra, Alana Mari, Anjela, Lahlia, and special guests Blue Lotus, Jawaahir, Lesley Inman, and Sisters of the Sahara!

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

$30.
Reservations 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. Also, cabaret guests may enjoy perusing through Dahlal Internationale costumes, hip wraps, music, DVD's, accessories, and more!

Purchase your tickets early! 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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Blue Lotus

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Sisters of the Sahara by Ajith George Photography

Lesley Inman
Lesley Inman by The Dancers Eye

     

     
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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

 

A Pocketful of Jewels: Dance Gems from North Africa & the Near East
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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Performance Adventure Classes

August 28–September 23, 2017

Jawaahir Studios in Minneapolis and Bloomington

Cost:
Level 1 = $100.00
Level 2 = $100.00
Level 3 = $125.00
Level 4 = $150.00
Level 4-5 = $150.00

Register NOW!

These classes are choreography classes taught by The Cassandra School teachers for all levels of learning. Students will receive four classes of instruction then perform for family and friends on Saturday, September 23rd at The Hook & Ladder Theater, 4:00pm–5:30pm with a family friendly $8.00 admittance and light refreshments sold separately. Check our online calendar for dates, times, and your class location. Required minimum 5 students on first day of class in order to run.

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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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