International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance presents
The Fifth Annual Awards of Bellydance
August 18, 2001
California State University of Northridge Performing Arts Center
Performance and award photos submitted by Suzy Evans, the producer
The 2001 IAMED Award Recipients were:
- Dancer of the Year-Suzanna Del Vecchio,
- Cabaret Dancer-Ansuya,
- Modern Egyptian Dancer-Margo Abdo O’Dell,
- Ethnic Dancer-Habiba,
- Dance Company-Jillina and The Sahlala Dancers,
- Choreography-Raqia Hassan,
- Instructor-Kajira Djoumahna,
- Promoter-Shareen El Safy,
- Music-Halawah by Reda
- Entertainment Video-Dances of Iran by Robyn
- Instructional Video-The Cymbal Dance by John
- Last but not least, it was wonderful to see Eddie “The
Sheik” Kochak receive the coveted “Little Egypt Award”.
Ready for more?
11-23-01 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire: Bad Jokes and Good Shows by Bobbie Giarratana, photos by Susie Poulelis. Fighting
accusations that I live in a cave...
11-11-01 SUMMER CARAVAN 2001 Lumbers Through the Bay Area with Heavy Feet by Lilly
Born and raised in Lebanon, Lilly puzzles over an American bellydance festival in Oakland, CA
11-19-01 "A Star Remembered, The Maturation
of a Career in Performing" by Naia El Mouzayen
... last thing in the world that I wanted for myself and my own dance career
was to be a "forty year old belly dancer".