Photos by Michael Baxter, Text by Mina, Producer
Sonoma State Univertsity Person Theater,
Scheherazade and the King’s Harem: The story of how Scheherazade was chosen by the King to be his bride.
Portrayed by Mina andDalloua Dance Company of Santa Rosa CA, with special guests David Vetter from San Fransisco CA (The King), and Raine Mauss from Mountain View CA (Scheherazade).
They were joined on stage by Shoshanna and Ya Habibi Dance Company who helped Dalloua in forming the rest of the Harem.
Cinn D. Badd the Sailor: The adventures of Cinn D. Badd and the high seas.
Portrayed by Siwa of Dancers of the Crescent Moon from Santa Cruz CA.
The African Tribe: One of the many stories of Cinn D. Badd the Sailor was her encounter
with the African Tribe and being welcomed
into the tribe as one of their own.
Portrayed by African Queen from San Lorenzo CA.
The Tale of the First Eunuch: A tale of lost and forbidden love.
Portrayed by Folk Infusion of Sacramento CA.
The Crafty D’Jinn: The story of a D’Jinn who enjoys a little mischief.
Portrayed by Dunia from Hayward CA.
Aladdin and the Lamp: Shows how the sneaky Aladdin gains the lamp and the love of his life.
Portrayed by Shoshanna and Ya Habibi Dance Company, Arcata CA.
Aladdin and the Lamp: Ya Habibi Dance Company, Arcata, CA
Dalila the Crafty: The tale of the trickster Dalila and how she was able to fool those around her.
Portrayed by Yasmine and Zyphire of Sirens of Sanity from Benicia CA.
The Tale of the Jealous Sisters: The story of three sisters who wanted to marry rich men,
and why it is not always a good thing to tell lies.
Portrayed by Tre Sorelle from Chico CA
The Dervishes: Sufi practitioners show devotion though the whirling motion of their bodies.
Portrayed by Aneena of Novato CA and Mychelle from Sacramento CA
The D’jinn and the Farmer: The story of how you should always be mindful of your surroundings.
Portrayed by TerriAnne and Jowehof Santa Rosa, CA.
Ali Baba and the 40 thieves: Shows how Ali Baba and his wife were able to trick the evil 40 thieves.
Portrayed by Deeta and Modern Gypsy of Redding CA.
Scheherazade and the King: David Vetter, San Fransisco CA and Raine Mauss, Mountain View, CA
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- 3-2-08 The North Valley Belly Dance Competition-2007,
Held on November 10, 2007, in Oroville, California, event produced by Carolee and David Tamori. It was an exciting contest, covering five categories: Novices, Intermediates, Troupe dancers, Solos and Live Solos. Live music was provided by Doug Adam’s amazing Light Rain.
- 7-30-07 Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant 2007 Sunday Photos, ,
May 27, 2007 Danville, California,
Event produced by Leea. The competition for the Finalists.
- 3-30-09The Bellydance Museum: An Accident of Fate?
Soon, I found out my collection of Arabic instruments, ancient jewelry, and our shared bank account were all gone along with my ex-wife. The only thing I could find was a small part of my picture collection, which I now had to sell in order to stay alive.
- 3-28-09 Producing "Tales of Desire"; a Tribal Fusion Bellydance Experience by Sherri
We felt that the buzz in the community was that people were getting tired of seeing the same performers on every performance DVD that came out, so we really tried to
mix it up and offer a more varied line up.
- 3-26-09 Teaching American Bellydance: Ich Bin Ein Berliner!
Amazing! The members of the workshop wanted more and more—and even Horacio began trying out my veil moves.
- 3-20-09Tania Luiz A Romany Fusion Artist in Osaka
At this time I think I was longing for a well-documented dance, old and structured. I was a little sad because I saw how people who were not properly trained but who just had a costume would teach Oriental dance. Plus the deep connections of Indian dance to the Divine were very interesting to me. At the end of it all, I realized that my body, my soul and my blood are meant to do Oriental.
- 3-19-09 Indonesia’s Introduction to Belly Dance: The Mainstream Media’s Influence
Extensive mainstream media attention has been a mixed bag of blessings and, well, “somewhat less than blessings,” as most Indonesians would diplomatically say.
- 3-17-09 Sahba Motallebi demonstrates the Tar and Setar,
Also included is footage of Sahba on stage performing with Bahram Osqueezadeh on the Persian Santur and Rowan Storm on the frame drum.
- 3-15-09Tribute to Bert: Photos from the GS files
Bert’s memorial page, please add your comments, thank you.