A Selection of Photos by Denise Marino
Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida, on September 4- 6, 2009
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- 11-2-09 Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, Page 1: Opening Gala Photos by Denise Marino, text by Leyla Lanty and Denise
It’s June 27, 2009, in Cairo, Egypt, which can mean only one thing – the Opening Gala of Raqia Hassan’s Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival!
- 11-4-09 Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, Page 2: Teachers from Around the World photos by Denise Marino, text by Leyla Lanty
On Teachers’ Night, held on the night after the Opening Gala, teachers have the opportunity to show festival attendees what their special talents are. The next day after this, many go to the registration desk and register for additional classes with teachers they saw in this show.
- 11-11-09 Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, Page 3: Winners and Closing Gala, photos by Denise Marino, Text by Leyla Lanty
for the AWS 2009 competition included Mo Geddawi, Mona El Said, Nabil Mabrouk, and Katia
- 9-6-07 A Report on the First International Bellydance Conference of Canada Part 2 – Page 1 – Thursday Main Stage Photos by Denise Marino
April 19, 2007 Toronto California. Hungarian Canadian Cultural Center. Photos of Bellyqueen, Hunnan Sultan, Ranya, Rachel, Hiba, Elise Olmi, Nath Keo, and more…
- 9-8-07 A Report on the First International Bellydance Conference of Canada Part 2 – Page 2 – Friday Main Stage Photos by Denise Marino
April 20, 2007 Toronto California. Hungarian Canadian Cultural Center.Photos of Les Tri’belles, Leyla Zaharr, Amani Jabril, Ariana Vega, 12 yo Sofia…
- 10-17-07 A Report on the First International Bellydance Conference of Canada Part 2 – Saturday Gala Performance Photos by Denise Marino & Sussi Dorrell. Held at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto Canada on April 21, 2007. Featuring international stars including Amir Thaleb and Randa Kamal
- 12-13-07 A Report on the First International Bellydance Conference of Canada Part 2 – Sunday Club Party Photos by Denise Marino and Lynette
Live orchestra, Randa, Amir, a packed house and very festive mood. How could it be any better?
- 12-17-09 Ozgen in LA, Turkish Dance Star in Los Angeles by Princess Farhana
He charmed everybody with his cute non-traditional names for intricate footwork patterns as well as his verbal expressions – at one point he referred to the flirtatious shoulder movements of Turkish Oryantal as “cuddly”!
- 12-14-09 The Wine Glass or The Wine? Dance Conversation with My Mentor by Najia Marlyz
Sometimes, the mere beauty of glassware can be so impressive that it can far surpass the content.
- 12-9-09 Here Comes the Aroosa! Cairo Weddings by Nicole
Frankly, the Egyptian girls can get away with being a bit raunchier, and I do try to be more modest with my movements so as not to look like a saucy little American number straight off the plane.
- 12-3-09 Division Champs of the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition 2009, photos by Carl Sermon
This contest is one of the first in the Belly Dance community and includes many categories covering different age groups, various styles and specialties.