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

Friday, June 13, 2014: New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference – Theater Show
**Performing as Zilla Dance Ensemble**
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC)
248 West 60th Street (btwn Amsterdam & West End Avenues) NYC

Thursday, June 12, 2014: New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference – Opening Show
**Performing with Aberrant Dance Theatre**
85 Ave A (btwn 5th & 6th Streets) NYC

Saturday, June 7, 2014: Unifier Festival
**Performing with guest artists Solstice Dance Company**
Camp Laurel, Lebanon, CT

Saturday, May 17, 2014: Tribal Fest
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
390 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Saturday, May 3, 2014: Rakkasah Spring Caravan
Ukranian Cultural Center, Somerset, NJ

Thursday, March 6, 2014: Bedouin Events presents “The Massive Spectacular!…an epic stage production”
**Performing with guest artists Solstice Dance Company**
The Railhead
Boulder Station Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, March 1, 2014: Solstice presents: “Raquy Danziger – Bal Dudak – CD Release Performance”

Raquy Danziger with: Rami ElAasser, Haig Manoukian, Adam Good, Sera Solstice and more TBA. Opening act: Solstice Studio dancers.

2 shows only! March 1st, 2014, 7pm and 9pm

Raquy Danziger is a celebrated performer, teacher and composer known worldwide for her expertise on the dumbek, the Middle-eastern hand drum. Hailing from unlikely Western roots, Raquy has distinguished herself as a unique phenomenon and earned a place of renown in the genre. In demand on several continents, she has collaborated and pe…rformed with several of the most famous Middle Eastern drummers in the world. Since her last time in New York, Raquy Danzinger laid down 10 sultry, otherworldly recordings while in Turkey to complete her brand new album: Bal Dudak (“Lips of Honey”).

On the evening of March 1st, Raquy Danzinger, along with her band (including Rami El Aasser, Haig Manoukian, Adam Good and others) will transform the atmosphere of the Brooklyn Music School theater into an otherworldly space of mind-bending notes from another time and place. Joined by dancer: Sera Solstice and opening the night with 50 dancers of Solstice Studio in a streaming collage of contemporary fusion Bellydance. Prepare to sit back and be transported to a world of rich sound and movement.

Location: Brooklyn Music School: 126 Felix street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (between Hanson Place and Lafayette Avenue, in the BAM Cultural District. 1/2 block from subway: Atlantic Center stop.

$20 Advance tickets (or $25 at the door):
7 PM SHOW: (doors: 6:45, show starts promptly at 7pm)
9 PM SHOW (doors at 8:45)

Tickets are for general seating. Tickets are will-call. Your name will be at the door once your purchase is complete. There will be no exchanges or refunds for late-comers or no-shows.

Sunday, February 16, 2014: Kelli Anne & Friends at Jebon!

15 St. Marks Place, New York, NY
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Live Music by Scott Wilson & Efendi and Casey Bond!

Kelli Anne

Sunday, January 26, 2014: Casino Badia presents “The Innovative Orientalist”
Broadway Comedy Club
318 W 53rd Street, New York, NY
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of Classical and Contemporary Belly Dance. Watch nine incredibly talented and innovative dancers as they perform this ancient dance form to multiple genres of music!! Doors open at 5:30 and begins at 6 PM. Tickets are 10 bucks and did I mention there will be complimentary wine!


Kaeshi Chai
Matt Elliott
Lauren Marie Robbiani
Lauren Jeanette
Aaliyah Jenny C KarmaDance
Brenna Crowley
Rio Yoga Dance
Sarah Hassan
Mattie Waters

Saturday, January 18, 2014: Bellydance Hafla
Jorday Rivera’s Dance Studio – Forest Hills NY
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Wednesday, January 15, 2014: The BradMACK iPod Shuffle Dance Challenge
Jebon Sushi NYC
8:00pm – 10:30pm