Utah's 24th Annual
photo report by Aziza!
Productions presented Utah's 24th Annual Belly Dance
Festival on August 27-29. It returned to Liberty Park in
Salt Lake City after five years of trying other venues, and
everyone was delighted by its return! There were more than
500 dancers performing, there were vendors, live bands, and
dance, drum and costume clinics to attend. The weather was
perfect, with temperatures ranging from the low 70s to the
mid-80s - a very nice change for those attending - though
the sunburns on many spectators showed that it was still
summer. As usual with Kismet's productions, things ran smoothly
and all was as advertised. The Festival will be at Liberty
Park again in August 2005. Ya'll come, now!
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Al-Ghawazi" were first published under the title "The
Mystery of the Ghawazi." We are happy to be able to respond
to the continued demand for these articles by making them available
to our readers worldwide.
Annual Belly Dancer of the Year Competition, Finalists,
May 29, 2004 at
Auctions by the Bay, Alameda, CA
photos by Susie and Lynette. Where
were the spectators? Plan on coming next year!
Desert Hip Fest 2004 Report and photos sent in by
Janie Midgley, photos were taken by David Ventura
Desert Hip Fest is held every year, the first part of May in
in LA, report and photos by Catherine Barros
May 14-16 of 2004, Nora, Dee Dee & Ahmad Asad of Little Egypt
presented Dina of Cairo in a teaching workshop and show at the
Radisson Hotel at the Los Angeles Airport.