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Mirah Ammal & Al-Bahira Dance Theater perform at

2015 Festival of Nations

Representing the Egyptian (on behalf of Egyptian American Society) and Persian ethnic groups

Performances Friday through Sunday May 1-3, 2015
at the the St. Paul RiverCenter

Al-Bahira Performs Egyptian Dance at FON


Join us for the Twin Cities' biggest celebration of cultures and diversity in our community! Come to the 2015 Festival of Nations at the St. Paul RiverCenter!

Persian Classical DanceMore than 100 ethnic groups participate in the festival to share their traditions, customs, food, arts/handicrafts, music and dances. You can see beautiful dance and music performances on three stages, watch educational demonstrations, shop the international bazaar, and sample the culinary delights of many different nations!

Vendors and organizations represent non-profit educational and ethnic organizations.

Al-Bahira will be performing Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival, representing the nation of Egypt (on behalf of the Egyptian American Society) and the Persian (Iranian) ethnic group. Our performance features World Stage shows with beautiful folklore dancers and live percussion.

We hope you'll come see us, and check out all of the other delights the festival has to offer, including the Egyptian booth in the cafe, sponsored in part by our friends at Marina Grill and Deli. (Just ask our dancers about our favorite dish, the koshary Masri--yum!)


Al-Bahira Dance Theater performances at the Festival of Nations:

World Stage (in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium)

       9:00 p.m. Friday May 1 -- Egyptian


       2:30 p.m. Saturday May 2 -- Persian

       5:00 p.m. Saturday May 2 -- Egyptian


       12:00 p.m. Sunday May 3 -- Persian

       1:00 p.m. Sunday May 3 -- Persian

       4:00 p.m. Sunday May 3 -- Egyptian


Atrium Stage (just inside the entrance, base of the escalators)

       8:00 p.m. Saturday May 2 -- Egyptian



    Saint Paul RiverCenter

    175 W. Kellog Blvd. (next to the Xcel Center)

    St. Paul, MN

    For full schedules, information and tickets, visit the Festival of Nations website.



Al-Bahira Dance Theater is fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Any donations made to Al-Bahira through Springboard are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Proceeds from the Giggles and Glam fundraiser help Al-Bahira help Al-Bahira continue to provide a unique artistic and cultural voice, community outreach, and educational opportunities in our community.


Thank you for your support!



Upcoming Classes   and Events!

 Spring session classes classes begin 3/21. Summer classes begin in June.


Al-Bahira's Festival of Nations World Stage Schedule

Friday May 1:

9:00 p.m. - Egyptian


Saturday May 2:

2:30 p.m. - Persian

5:00 p.m. - Egyptian


Sunday May 3:

11:30 a.m. - Persian

1:00 p.m. - Persian

4:00 p.m. - Egyptian









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