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Past Performances 2014

Sat. June 28 & Sun. June 29 2014: Anahid Sofian Dance Company 35th Anniversary Celebration

**Performing with guest artists Solstice Dance Company**

The Company is very excited to present a retrospective of favorite dances created since it’s inception in 1979. An award-winning choreographer, Anahid Sofian and her Company have been acclaimed for their versatility and ability to perform in a wide range of styles, from the traditional to contemporary interpretations, incorporating elements from ballet, modem dance and jazz. Their repertoire is unique and original with dances inspired by the cultures of the Near and Middle East — Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, P…ersia, Armenia, Greece, Uzbekistan and numerous renditions of the Oriental dance. They have been featured in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Theatre of Riverside Church, Town Hall, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and for over 10 years at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. Be sure to save the date and come celebrate with a fabulous cast of 20 dancers and seven musicians!

JUNE 28 – 29, 2014
Saturday, 28th, 8:00pm
Sunday, 29th, 3:00pm

Admission: $35 in advance, $40 day of the show

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Saturday, June 14, 2014: New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference – Theater Show
**Performing with Ayshe’s Cult of Isis**
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC)
248 West 60th Street (btwn Amsterdam & West End Avenues) NYC

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Past Performances 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013 – NYC
SPICEBOX: a dance journey of the senses…

Jess arrives home to her shoebox apartment after a long day fighting her way through snow and other New Yorkers where she is surprised to receive a package from her grandmother. She carefully opens the package, and a wonderful aroma tumbles out from a small wooden spicebox.
A feast for the senses and delight for the eyes, Spicebox is an all-new theatrical belly dance production directed by Dena Stevens of Shazadi Dance Project and originally written and produced by Elisabeth Wilhelm, and it will warm you… from your fingers to your toes.
Friday, December 6
Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum
Morristown, NJ

2 Shows: Dec 14 at 6:00 PM and 8:00PM
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal St
Manhattan, New York

Friday, December 6, 2013 – New Jersey

Friday, November 15, 2013
Dance Party @ 230 Fifth Featuring Our Alternative Bellydance Show!

DATE: Friday, November, 15th from 6-11PM
LOCATION: ***230 FIFTH’s exclusive Fifth Avenue Empire Room***
230 FIFTH (west side of Fifth Avenue between 26th & 27th Streets)
*Dancing to all your favorite tunes with DJ Anthony Pierro!
*Drink specials including $6 wine $8 surprise cocktail!


Also, please join us as Tanna Valentine and I will present our Alternative Bellydance Show. One of our most popular themes, it features top New York dancers performing to non-traditional music.

Featured artists will include:
* Brenna Zilla Ensemble*
*Neon, Angelys & Jenna Rey*
*Tanna Valentine*

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Past Performances 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012: A Night in Al-Andalus with Puela Lunaris & Guests

Sunday, October 21, 2012: Layla’s Disco Halloween Spooktacular!

Two shows! 2pm & 6pm

Sunday, October 14, 2012: Rakkasah East
Ukranian Cultural Center, Somerset, NJ
5:26pm – Ayshe & Cult of Isis

Saturday, October 13, 2012: Rakkasah East
Ukranian Cultural Center, Somerset, NJ
6:38pm – Brenna & Zilla Dance Ensemble
7:00pm – Sera Solstice & Solar Tribe

Wednesday, August 29, 2012: Djam Under Je’bon – Layla & Kaeshi present “A Tribute to Donna Summer”

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