MARRAKECH TO MUMBAI :: DANCES OF THE PEOPLE
November 17, 2 pm and 7:30 pm shows
Lebanon Opera House
It’s the Raqs Salaam Dance Theater 14th Annual Showcase! With over 70 performers, we will be presenting dances from Morocco to India, and beyond. This year’s theme is “community”, and each dance will highlight an aspect of community or social dance. You will see firey Moroccan hair flips, shimmies galore with Algerian Kabyle dance, sexy Egyptian Shaabi, elegant stylized Persian Pop, Indian Stick dance, Turkish spoon dance, earthy Romany dance, the Italian dance of the spider bite and more!! Our Special guests, the Upper Valley Chinese Dance Group, will perform a dance from Xinjiang, China. Please note that the Thetford/Lyme girls will only be performing in the 2 pm show.
This show is an Upper Valley tradition – family-friendly, entertaining, educational, empowering, inspirational and timely in its message of celebrating the cultures of the Middle East and beyond. It is directed and produced by Gina Capossela.