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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events

2016 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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Caravan under the Stars Gala (May)
Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive (June)
Enchanted Evening (June)

Cassandra's Cabaret (June)
Fringe Festival
Shoma, Jawaahir's Annual Show (Sept)


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photo by Jan Geisen


Caravan under the Stars
Jawaahir's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00 – 10:00pm

Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Reservations are $25 in advance online, $30 at the door. Be sure to pick up your complimentary subscription to TOSCA Magazine and a free copy of their Spring issue when you arrive!

Cathy Wurzer, TPT2's Almanac co-host, and our mistress of ceremonies for the evening, and Gary Kruger, our live auctioneer, are travelling great distances to join Cassandra and Jawaahir in throwing the best event of this year 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 as CD's, gorgeous veils, collectable items, stunning visual art, and unique artisan jewelry. Relax and smile while you peruse through gift certificates from Abdallah Candies & Gifts, Alliance Francaise, Barbette, Bibelot, Brave New Workshop, Bryant Lake Bowl, Cassandra's Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive (pass for 2016), The Cassandra School of Belly Dance (2 consecutive 10-week sessions for Levels 35 and 2 consecutive 10-week sessions for Levels 12), Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Christo's, The Cowles Center, French Meadow Bakery & Café, Guthrie Theater, Izzy’s Ice Cream, Jungle Theater, Kyatchi, Landmark Theater, Longfellow Grill, The Lowry, Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis Art Institute, MN Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Mother Earth Gardens, The Museum of Russian Art, Pink Cloud Massage, Red Stag Supper Club, Riverview Theater, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Saints, Seward Community Co-op, Tapestry Folkdance Center, Tiny Diner, Vertical Endeavors, Walker Art Center, Zenon Dance, Zorongo Flamenco, 2 private one-hour Middle Eastern music lessons with multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Keefe.

Then, to sweeten your evening...simply by coming, you’ll be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Jawaahir’s Shoma, our next big exciting production at The Lab Theater this fall! To win, you must be present at the drawing at the end of our party. Also, if you spend $100 or more, you will be put on our guest list to enjoy a preview of Shoma, at our dress rehearsal on Wednesday, September 28.

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(Photo by Jan Geise

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Cassandra's 2016 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive

Monday-Saturday, June 13–18, 2016
Jawaahir Studio
Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

It's our 15th anniversary! Join us for this 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)
  • 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
  • Vendor: Dahlal International will be vending Thursday, Friday, Friday night and Saturday! 

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

See the flyer.

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 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 21, 2016. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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Enchanted Evening

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patrick's Cabaret Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Tickets available here.

Join Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company for an Enchanted Evening — a special and intimate evening of performances by Cassandra, Jawaahir Dance Company, and other guest performers to be announced.

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Cassandra's Cabaret
Starring Cassandra and special guests!

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Register 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.

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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Jawaahir in the Fringe Festival

Thursday-Sunday, August 4–14, 2016

This year's Fringe Festival will be just what you need to come and see! We will be performing 5 shows within the dates above. More information on our performance dates, times, and location will be coming to you in April.

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.

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Jawaahir presents: Shoma!!!

Thursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016
(Dress rehearsal Wednesday, September 28)

We are so excited to be bringing back Shoma!

Did you know that the original was performed in 1998 at The Southern Theater and was many Jawaahir member's first Jawaahir show that they saw which led them to take classes from Cassandra at The Cassandra School? The script, by Kay Hardy Campbell, is being updated with cell phones and social media including some new surprises. Our director is Hilary Smith. We plan on bringing the Georges Lammam Ensemble back as well, with Georges Lammam, Jim Grippo, Michael Ibrahim, Miles Jay, Yaron Klein, Naser Musa, Karim Nagy, Susu Pampinin, and local musicians Tim O'Keefe and Laura Harada.

So, plan on joining us for this extraordinary show as we enter our second year at The Lab Theater!

The Lab Theater Accessibility symbol.
700 First Street North  
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Free on-street parking after 6:00pm Monday–Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
There is also a pay lot across the street.

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