Yasamina of Kismet Dance Company
Director and sponsor of the event.
The Gilded Serpent presents...
Photos from
Utah's 23rd Annual
Belly Dance Festival

August 30-31, 2003

Salt Lake City, Utah
produced by Kismet Dance Company
Photos by Randi Mears
Captions provided by Yasmina

Randi Mears is a full-time massage therapist and part-time photographer. Many of his photos are used by two local newspapers, The West Valley News and the Magna Times. Randi's web site for photography-
email- photosbyrandi@comcast.net

Rachel, Salt Lake City


Troupe Amara Salt, Lake City


Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City, Member of Desert Dance Company


Henna Belly Tattoo


Dancers on Deck
Kismet students


Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Desert Veils
of Moab, Utah


Young Apprentice


Younger Apprentice


Turban Duo

Sword on Head

Katina & Mystere


Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City

Serpent Tongue,
Salt Lake City

Sword and Floor Work

My mom made me!
(Yasamina’s daughter and Tallon Mystere’s son)

Red Boas Dancers
Ogden Utah


Avatar Troupe


Hiding behind


Salt Lake City,
member of
Desert Dance Company


Kismet Dance Company


Thank you, Mother!


Queen of the Dance



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