The Gilded Serpent presents...
Shuvani: Music and Dance inspired by
the Roma "Gypsy" Trail

Saturday, February 21, 2004
Cafe de la Paz, Berkeley, CA

Photos by Jan Dvorak

Captions and Photos provided by
Amy Luna Manderino
Shuvani invokes the Goddess Tara singing her mantra and dancing with diyas (devotional oil lamps)
Amy Luna Manderino performs ecstatic Kalbeliya dance from Northern India
Performing Sapera dance from Rajasthan, Amy Luna Manderino twirls in
a traditional costume of ornate embroidery and intricate beadwork.
Hannah Romanowsky lights up the stage with Rom dance from Turkey
Miriam Peretz performs an elegant shawl dance from Spain
Holly Shaw delights with her rhythmic footwork in an Alegrias from Spain
Holly Shaw and Miriam Peretz join for a vibrant tango from Spain
Shuvani together in a choreography using Ghawazee and Saiidi styling.
Holly Shaw performs a traditional cane dance
Hannah Romanowsky performs balancing a tray
Miram Peretz in a finger cymbal dance
Amy Luna Manderino's show stopping flaming sword while dancing on wine glasses

"Thank you so much. Our gratitude, enormous heart feeling. Great and respectively
sensitive cultural event."

- Šani Rifati and Carol Bloom (Shuvani's Guests of Honor and founders of Voice of Roma)
Artistic Director: Amy Luna Manderino
Music Director: Tim Rayborn
Vocalist: Rosa Rojas
Dancers: Amy Luna Manderino, Hannah Romanowsky, Holly Shaw, Miriam Peretz
Musicians: Tim Rayborn, Tim Bolling, Briana Waters, James MacColl

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