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Gilded Serpent presents...
Soltice Festival
Belly Dance in Spain

Event organized by
Maria Cresswell of Tribal Girona

June 23-26, 2006
Part Two-
The Saturday Evening Show

Sanctuari Els Arcs, Girona, Spain

Photos by Lynette

part one here

Sushila and Silvia

Alejandra of Girona

Dee Cotter and troupe from Ireland

Performance area in the courtyard
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xTarik and Gemma

Mark and Dimitri in drumland

Dimetri & Mark
(Mark- if you took the drum out of the bag, you wouldn't have to work so hard!)

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Akasha (Mallorca), red skirt- Esther, amber top-Sushila, Silvia, talking guy -Paul, Unknown Troupe Karinae member from Mallorca, Moira (from Mallorca), other guy talking is Gerand- the Tai Chi teacher, Aynara (Mallorca), green top - Nuria, Lady kneeling 1- Delshad (Mallorca) , lady kneeling 2- Teresa

Corwin, Rayna, and Ling Shein Bell, Aniol from Girona, a darbukka player

Jet lag forces the Harris kids to crash allowing mom to party!

Refreshments are ready!

Perfomances are over, let the party begin!

Musicians jam into the night
Guillem, Ling
on accordion, guy?, Paul with black darbukka, Aniol, Jose percussionist from Girona, Mark, and Quim in white

Soltice Altar
See you next year when the days are long and fires burn well into the night!

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