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Gilded Serpent presents...
Photos from
"Hate the Game Not the Player"
A day of dance by Bay Area's Award Winning Bellydancers
Presented by Shabnam and Mo on
Saturday December 9th 2006 in Oakland, California

Photos by Liza Heider

The all day event took place on December 9th in Oakland and was created to celebrate the the talent and accomplishments of Award Winning Bellydancers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Workshops and show featured Amy Sigil, Shabnam and Una. A big thank you to all the performers and workshop participants for making this event a success.- Shabnam



Shabnam's Troupe- Oo la la

Laucia and Tias


Troupe Unmata



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