Belly dance is an empowering dance form that has been embraced by the Pagan community for many years. Women of all ages and backgrounds join together in classes and troupes to explore the range of styles and expression drawn from diverse cultures around the world. This Saturday the Twin Cities gets a chance to see it all on one stage! Originally produced in 2006, “Through Time – A History of Belly Dance in America” is returning bigger and better!
Saturday Jan 24th
Four Seasons Dance Studio 1637 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 – SHOW STARTS AT 7:00 Purchase Advance Tickets
The key purpose of this show is to educate how belly dance was introduced to the American public, how it was perceived and evolved to the variety we have today. Starting with Little Egypt at the World’s Fair in 1893, we travel through time to present day; watching as this art form which was introduced as exotic and mystical grew to become about empowerment, creativity and strength.
In this show, a variety of belly dance artists from the local dance community will be bringing their interpretation of periods of time and where belly dance was or was perceived by audiences; from ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ lounges to Gothic Fusion Belly Dance; from the Silent Screen with Rudolph Valentino to the creation of American Tribal Style within the streets of San Francisco.
And to add to the madness, this show will be a multi-media production. Music, video, dance and a presentation on Little Egypt are all in store for this evening.
Come join us on this journey. Learn, explore and enjoy.