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Are you ready for an unforgettable evening out?!
Come join us on December 4th for a gorgeous evening of dance and music! Some very special guests will be traveling to Bellingham for your enjoyment…
Come and see some of the fantastic, dramatic and breathtaking belly dance that Bellingham has to offer! Plus special guests, Qabila Folk Dance Company and drummer David Metz who will be traveling from Seattle to perform for us this evening!
Come early to enjoy a beverage at the Firehouse Cafe before the doors open for the show at 6pm. The show will start right at 6:30pm in the beautiful Firehouse Arts and Events Center – an old firehouse turned small theatre – a short walk from the Historic Fairhaven District.
Not ready to attend in-person? Watch our show streamed Live in your own home!
This evening will be a sparkling evening of raqs sharqi (oriental dance), fusion, and middle eastern folk dance; while our guest Toastmaster will share little bites of history and culture of the music and the dance.
Performers for the evening include:
Rachel Carter – Owner of Rachel Belly Dances here in Bellingham, Rachel is a playful performer who may make you feel like dancing along! She is sure to bring energy and sparkle to her performance.
Kathleen Houseman – A mesmerizing fusion dancer with dramatic flair. She is a wonderful artist of many talents imported to Bellingham from Montana.
Damiana Dance Company – An ATS (American Tribal Style) company, Cara Cressell and Jen Cerdena specialize in this modern, improvised dance which allow them to dance in unison using a cueing system. You won’t believe that this is improvised!
Seattle Guests
Qabila Folkdance Company – a collective of dancers in Seattle, Washington who focus on Middle Eastern dance. The Qabila Foundation is dedicated to sharing the joy and diversity of Arabic folk dance rooted on the strong belief that art can build bridges of understanding across cultures, ages, genders, ideologies, and backgrounds and allows us all to belong.
David B. Metz – The ‘dancers’ drummer’! David has been playing middle eastern music and drumming for dancers drum solos for many years! Never seen a drum solo?! You are in for a treat! A drum solo is a completely improvised duet between a drummer and a dancer. Fun, fast and thrilling, this is not an act to miss!
Please note that we ask that all in-person audience members remain masked during this event.

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