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PAGE 2 of Photo Report from MECDA’s Cairo Caravan 2010, June 4-6, 2010

by Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan and Carl Sermon
posted August 2010
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Carl Sermon photographed the World of Wonders on the Thebes Stage that featured 24 amazing and talented performances; among them were the: Bearded Lady, Hermaphrodite, Sword dancers, Bed of Nails dancer, Goldfish Girl, Mermaid, Siamese Twins, Fortune Tellers, Snake Charmers, Balancing Acts, Medusa, Butterfly Woman, (mesmerizing and lithe) Hoop dancers, and an incredible 2 hour Shimmy-thon fundraiser with Atlantis Chianis (as Mistress of Ceremonies) the producer of the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition.

The Shimmython was emceed by Atlantis who cheered-on the dancers through her enthusiasm and encouraging an ongoing flow of donations. Yes! Imagine continuous shimmies for 2 hours without dropping arms below the shoulders – killer shimmies that resulted in a tie between two very experienced and athletic dancers with lots of stamina!

Trish Gundy & Rachel George were the winners of the Shimmython. They tied for the longest shimmy dance. Rachel also won the portion of the contest for who raised the most funds for the charity. $946 was raised and all funds went to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity.

The Thebes stage featured fun-filled abdominal freakish delights and phenomenal performances, and we were also treated to some spontaneous Bollywood entertainment by “The Gourmet Candied Apple Vendor”.


Shimmython on
Sunday Afternoon

photos by Carl at the Thebes Stage

The Contenders begin…

winner 1


Rachel George was sponsored by Belly Dancer of the Universe

winner 2

Trish Gundy
sponsored by Inland Empire Chapter of MECDA


World of Wonders

by Carl

Bearded Lady
The Bearded Lady is Marjhani

Bed of Nails


Bed of Nails by Sabrina

Black Widow

Black Widow by Satya

Butterfly Woman

Butterfly Woman by Antoinette

Fiji Mermaid

Fiji Mermaid by Karma

Fortune Tellers

Fortune Tellers by Azyetunamed

Frisky Felines

Frisky Feline Femmes by Tribes of Wadi Anaar

Goldfish Girl

Goldfish Girl by Oceana

Gigi and friend

Human Balancing Act by Gigi Corkett and friend

Le Lady Bird

Le lady Bird by Shelly Maidment

Living Doll

Living Doll by Jennifer Marie


Human Hermaphrodite by Stephen Eggers

Madame Electra by Khani Zulu

Madame Electra by Khani Zulu

Magician and Assistant by

Magician and Assistant by Elizabeth and Jillian

Medusa by Sherri

Medusa by Sherri Cher Chez La Femme


Mistress of the Sword by Crystal Silmi

Mole People

The Surprise Performance by Mole People

one Horned Horse lady

One Horned Horse Woman by Heather Shoopman

Hoop Girl

Hoop Woman by Jamie Bechtold

Tribal Trash

One Ring Circus by Trailer Tribal Trash


2 Headed Leopard

Two Headed Leopard by Luna Devas

Octopussy Pirate

pirate singing for Octopussy


Octopussy by Saahira

Plate Twirller Epona

Plate Twirler by Epona

Pretty in Purple

Pretty in Purple by Michelle Morrison?

Robbon Dancers

Ribbon Dancers by Jewels of Meihana

Siamese Twins

Siamese Twins by Lia and Trish

SnakeCharmers Mesmera

Snake Charmers Mesmera and Sacred Serpent


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