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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events

   

2014-15 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

     


2014
Open Rehearsal--Yasmina (October)
Open Rehearsal--Sahra (November)
Cassandra's Cabaret (December)


2015
Henna Party (January 2015)
Caravan under the Stars (May 2015)
Cassandra's Weeklong (June 2015)
Blaine Festival (June 2015)


     
Yasmina in Cairo with Randa's musicians  

Open Rehearsal: Yasmina Ramzy Choreography

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
3:15 - 4:15pm
FREE + receive a $10 discount coupon toward Jawaahir's next major concert

Come watch our esteemed guest choreographer work with the Company. Yasmina is in Minneapolis as a guest artist for Jawaahir to create an original piece of choreography for the company. Please join us for this FREE Open Rehearsal at the end of the week.

Yasmina Ramzy from Toronto, Ontario is best described as a force of nature. She is known to many in the Middle Eastern dance world as an enthralling performer, exceptional choreographer, mentor to dancers from all over the world, and a visionary leader in the dance community. Jawaahir Dance Company is thrilled to be the recipient of a Minnesota Regional Arts Council Arts Learning grant to bring her to the Twin Cities. Learn more about Yasmina here.

A Q & A session with Yasmina and Cassandra will be held that night at 8:00pm at the Cahoots Coffee Shop at 1562 Selby, just east of Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

No registration is necessary for either the rehearsal of the Q&A session — just come!

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Sahra Saeeda  

Open Rehearsal: Sahra Saeeda Choreography

Friday, November 7, 2014
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
8:15 - 9:15pm
FREE + receive a $10 discount coupon toward Jawaahir's next major concert

Come watch our esteemed guest choreographer work with the Company. Sahra is in Minneapolis as a guest artist for Jawaahir to create an original piece of choreography for the company. Please join us for this FREE Open Rehearsal at the end of the week.

Sahra Saeeda has performed and taught Egyptian-style Orientale and Folkloric dance on five continents. Originally from the Los Angeles, California area, Sahra lived, danced, and researched in Egypt from 1989 to 1995. Since then, she has been teaching and performing Egyptian and Folkloric dance around the world. Jawaahir Dance Company is thrilled to be the recipient of a Minnesota Regional Arts Council Arts Learning grant to bring her to the Twin Cities. Learn more about Sahra here.

A Q & A session with Sahra and Cassandra will be held Sunday afternoon, November 9, at 4:00pm at the Cahoots Coffee Shop at 1562 Selby, just east of Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

No registration is necessary for either the rehearsal of the Q&A session — just come!

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Cassandra  

Cassandra's Cabaret

Starring Cassandra, Anjela, Christina, and Jenna

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$30.
Tickets available here.

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.

See photos & videos from previous Cassandra's Cabarets.

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

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Angela doing henna.

Henna.

Henna Party 2013
photo by Jan Geisen

 

Jawaahir's 22nd Annual Henna Party

Sunday, January 25, 2015
2:30 - 5:00pm
Jawaahir Minneapolis Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

$12 per person, $10 per person for groups of 5 or more.
Walk-ins welcome; tickets available at the door.

Jawaahir's 21st Annual Henna Party is coming! Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. See the flyer (for both the Henna Party and the Weeklong).

● Performance by Jawaahir at 2:30.
● Informal dance instruction in basic moves from the Arabian Peninsula.
● Cut loose with your own moves during the open dancing.
● Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women's celebrations.
● Win a chance to have Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi create her unique henna designs on you!
● Rejuvenate with an assortment of Middle Eastern snacks and beverages.
● Mingle with friends and Jawaahir members.
● Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

Bring your drums for jamming and and cushions for your comfort. We provide free DIY henna!

Two raffles:
Our henna artist Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi is so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. So, we're selling raffle tickets for a chance to have Angela work her magic on you. The tickets are $5, and we'll pull 13 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Also, we're raffling off two 10-week sessions of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. Raffle tickets are $10.

On-line tickets available soon; tickets available at the door.

From Teri K about the 2013 Henna Party: Thank you all for the wonderful party yesterday - it really turned a cold afternoon into a warm one!!! I loved the "hello" dance, and dancing with the big sparkly veil-dresses! The dance performances were beautiful, amazing, inspiring, and fun!! The veil fans were just as good as fireworks to me! The music was great; the colorful rugs were cool (I wish now I had taken pictures of that floor!); the henna was a hoot; and the food was FABULOUS too! Thank you all for your generosity. I know it's a lot of work to cut a big bowl of cherry tomatoes for salad (yum!). And wow - who put the butter in those 7-layer bars?! Delicious! Thank You! It was Fun Visiting with People Too!

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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
6:00-10:00pm

Tickets $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.

Find beautiful treasures hand-picked by Cassandra in Morocco, gorgeous costume accessories, classes and tuition discounts, restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets, CDs and DVDs, 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
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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 will be available on-line in 2015.

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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Blaine Festival  

Blaine Festival 2015

Saturday, June 27. 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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