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Intricate South Indian bharatanatyam dance featuring rhythmic footwork and dedicated to Lord Rama


Gilded Serpent presents...
The Ethnic Dance Festival 2006

Photos by Susie Poulelis

Weekend One "Time"
June 10, 2006

Palace of Fine Arts, San Fransico, CA

Quotes in captions are from the event producer's,
World Arts West, program notes

As always, editor appreciates readers contributing
any further names for faces appearing in the below photos.

John Compton
Hahbi'Ru Dance Ensemble
"A fiery Egyptian dance suite, showcasing traditional folkloric raqs sharki dance along with urban raqs baladi sensibilities"

Kariktan Dance Company
"The Legend of Sarimanok from the Southern Philippines, danced with live music"

Minoan Dancers
"Intricate steps and vigorous kicks in a suite of rhythmic Greek dances from the island of Crete"

Korean Youth Cultural Center
"P'ungmul, a Korean folk dance from the pilbong tradition, now associated with student activism"

LiberTango Dancers
"Argentine tango, as originated by impoverished immigrants in the 1880's and adapted into Nuevo Tango in the late 20th century"

Ballet Afsaneh Art & Culture Society
"Safar-e Zamaan (Time's Journey) - a unique blend of Kolyabi and Badakshani dance traditions from Tajikistan"

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Ready for more?
6-19-04 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Photo Teaser June 12-27 2004 Palace of Fine Arts photos by Susie Poulelis
Taken last night, you can still see this show tonight and tomorrow and see more next weekend!

7-9-03 Photos of the 25th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival photos by Susie Poulelis
Weekend 3, held June 21 & 22, 2003 presented by World Arts West at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California

8-14-03 "What is Belly Dance?" The First Presentation in the New Symposium Series, by World Arts West A report and review by Sadira There has been much controversy surrounding the particular groups and soloists who have been chosen to represent the Middle Eastern Dance category in the Ethnic Dance series throughout its entire 25 years of production.

6-2-06 Tribal Fest 2006, May 19 in Sebastopol photos by Susie Poulelis
Performances from Saturday late afternoon including: BlackSheep, Sashi, InFusion...

5-21-06 The Photos of Susie Poulelis, March 2006, Rakkasah Festival, Richmond, Ca. Shoppers were treated to an improvised drum solo by Shoshanna in the foyer

11-2-06 The Constant Grind by Margo Abdo O'Dell
Today, the bitter truth is that the curvaceous and fleshy female figure is constantly disrespected by the media and pop culture.

10-29-06 Opening a Bellydance Studio, Tips for Success by Keti Sharif
She has recently retired fully from bellydancing but offers great advice on business plans for dancers wishing to expand their hobby into a career.

10-24-06 Adventures in Turkey 2006 by Michelle Joyce, photos by Michael Baxter
I am not exaggerating when I say that Sandra actually threw herself into Bella's arms and wept when she first laid eyes on her.





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