Al-Bahira Dance Theater and Aalim
School of Dance
in cooperation with Fred Astaire and
Rhythm & Shoes studios
Sunday September 16, 2007,
Indulge in an evening of
fun and celebration as
Aalim School Inver Grove Heights locations are transformed into a lively
market filled with
beautiful dance, exciting music, live entertainment, delicious food,
colorful merchants, and much more!*
Visit the "Little
Fishawy Cafe" for delicious refreshments (catered by
Mediterranean Cruise Cafe and other retailers--included with your
Make an appointment with
the henna artist.
Shop for costumes, dance
attire, jewelry, accessories, veils, and other beautiful goodies with local
vendors including Sara Cura, a costume consignment rack, and
Get a chair massage
to relax your tired muscles.
Participate in the
Drum-and-dance jam (bring your drums and zills!)
Want to perform? Sign up
for a turn as the cafe dancer! (10 minutes
maximum per performer or act. Space is appropriate for soloists or
Enjoy the Festival
Gala Show featuring the Al-Bahira Dance Theater troupe, and other
wonderful local talent including professional soloists, and invited
Admission*: (To help us cover the
cost of the events)
$12 Adult general admission (ages 13 and up)
$ 5 Children ages 3-12 (children under 3 are free)
$2 Discount for you and 1 adult guest if
you are an Aalim School student or Guild of Oriental Dance member!
(Aalim School discount valid for all students
who attended an Aalim School class or workshop in 2007 or for students who
sign up for fall Aalim School classes or workshops, including those who
register the night of the event. Guild discount valid for members from the
'06-'07 season or '07-'08 season.)
* Please note: Admission to the souk, the Gala
Show, drum jam, and refreshments are included in the price of admission.
Services of the henna artists, chair massage, or vendor purchases are
extra at the discretion of the individual, scheduling permitting.
The Studios at
Rhythm and Shoes
(Suite 200--site of the souk from 5:00-7:30 p.m)
and Fred Astaire Dance
Studios (Suite 550--Gala Show. Doors open 7 p.m.)
5300 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights,
Al-Bahira Dance Theater and Aalim School of Dance,
P.O. Box 19342
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Schedule of Events
5:00 Souk opens at Rhythm and
shopping, dancing, and more!
7:00 DRUM JAM!
7:30 Festival Gala Show
at Fred Astaire
featuring Al-Bahira &
invited guest artists
What is the "Festival in the Souk"?
Souk is the term for a market
or commercial area in an Arabic town. In Egypt, moulids, or festivals
(generally based on religious holidays) are celebrated by the entire town.
The markets are hung with colorful banners and lights, and people of the
community come together with music, food, and lively celebration.
It is in this spirit that Al-Bahira
and Aalim School present our own "Festival In the Souk"--a celebration of
our community right here in Minnesota. We hope you'll join us!