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KIN: An Epic Tale of Conflict and Redemption Told Through Bellydance

Saturday, November 21, 2015

PLACE: Howard Community for the Arts Black Box Theater, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD
TIME: 7:00pm
TICKETS: $19 – $29. Go to barakaatbellydance.com/

Is blood thicker than envy? Three siblings engage in the metaphysical arts on behalf of their tribe, but opening doors to the spiritual realm can have unexpected results, especially when the human conduit harbors dark feelings.

With KIN, Barakaat utilizes the rich movement vocabulary of bellydance to tell an original story of human emotion, family love, loss, betrayal and renewal. Some of the best local and regional bellydance performers help bring this story to life.

Barakaat has built a reputation for excellence in the local dance community, and has worked with distinguished institutions such as the Smithsonian, the National Aquarium, Artscape and Dance Baltimore. Now we are pushing the boundaries of Middle Eastern-born arts in the context of modern America, while honoring the roots and traditions of these beautiful cultural dances.

Guest dancers and choreographers for KIN include: Saffron’s Elena Faye, Latifa and the Banat al-Beled Dancers, Naimah and the Amandari Dance Company, Mariza and the Lazuli Belly Dance Ensemble, Baba Ghanoush Belly Dance with the Support of Nina Amaya, and the Aubergine Dancers.


Autumn Arabesque III

Sunday, November 22, 2015

PLACE: Pasha Land Restaurant, 644 Centerpoint Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
TIME: Doors open at 1:30pm – Show at 2:00pm
TICKETS: $30 adults / $15 children 12 and under

Well-known teacher and performer Nadirah Nasreen presents a magical Middle Eastern dance show at the beautiful Pasha Land Restaurant. Ticket price includes the show and a delicious Moroccan meal. Please see the flyer below for details.