Al-Bahira Dance Theater and Aalim
School of Dance
Near Khal-al Khalili, Cairo on the eve of Moulid Al-Naby
Saturday December 6, 2007,
It's nearly the end of the year! Time to clean
out that closet. Time to do your holiday shopping for your dancer friends! Time
to get in that last dance-related purchase to write off on your 2008
taxes! Those pretty costumes and pieces
that just don't work for you anymore? Time to let them go to someone who
will treasure them! Time to trade, sell, swap, and shop!
And while you're at it, why not have a little fun? Kick back, enjoy a
cup of coffee, and chat with your fellow dancers!
Join us for a fun afternoon with
- Shopping, selling, and swapping new and previously-loved belly dance
- Chair massages
- Arabic drumming demonstration and mini lesson
- Belly dance demonstration and mini lesson
- Other surprises to be announced!
In the sale and swap meet you'll find:
Hosted at Betsy's Back Porch, a warm, friendly coffee shop with comfy
places enjoy tea and conversation, plus a fitting room to try on costumes
- Professional Cabaret costumes
- Beautiful tribal costumes and accessories
- Folkloric items
- Various belly dance props, accessories,
- New and previously-loved merchandise
Betsy's Back Porch Coffee
5447 Nicollet Ave S. (just west of the 35W/Diamond Lake Road Exit)
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Interested in selling costumes or other
materials at the Festival in the Souk?
This sale and swap meet is open to any small
and private sellers who comply with the requirements for a small nominal
fee (goes toward our costs of the space rental, advertising the event,
etc.) More information coming to this page soon. In the meantime, if you
would like more info, contact Mirah Ammal at
Al-Bahira Dance Theater and Aalim School of Dance,
P.O. Box 19342
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Schedule of Events
1:00-1:30 p.m. (Sellers must be present)
Souk open 1:30-5:30
p.m. Schedule of activities to be announced
5:30-6:00 p.m. (Sellers must clear their areas by 5:45)
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 presents our own "Festival In the Souk"
events --a celebration of
our community right here in Minnesota. We hope you'll join us!