Rakkasah Festival
Sunday, March 23,
by Susie Poulelis




Leila Haddadd
Tunisia & France

Rakkasah Teachers
Suhaila Salimpour and the Suhaila Dance Company
Berkeley, CA
Rakkasah Teacher
Rowland Heights, CA
Rakkasah Instructor


Portland. OR
Rakkasah Teacher

Sirens Rising - Sirens in Sanity
(below right) & Jasmine (below left)
Beniica, CA




Los Angeles, CA












San Jose, CA
Richmond, CA
Cedar Crest, NM




Mountain View, CA


Dalia Carella
New York, NY

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Either we are a sisterhood of ego therapists and our instructors are politically correct in all they say and do—or we are tough artists in search of ways to improve our art form by ruthlessly weeding out the lame from our herd.

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Until we see ourselves in the context of a larger society, no one outside of our community will accord us the respect we desire.

Critiquing, the “Agony & The Ecstasy” by Nisima
It’s an unnerving experience to be “critiqued” by your peers, but my personal opinion then and now is that when you perform in public, critiquing just goes with the territory of performing.


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