Middle Eastern Day
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Celebrate the cultures of this troubled part of the world with food and dance.
3:30 – 5:00 pm
“Miserlou” Belly Dance Workshop led by Christina Hammarberg – No Experience Needed.
First recored in 1927 Miserlou (or Misirlou) tells the story of a Greek man who falls in love with an Egyptian woman. In this workshop explore a bit of Miserlou’s history and learn why it’s become such a popular song choice for belly dancers. Learn a short choreography to the song that is suitable for all dance levels. All steps and isolations will be taught, no previous belly dance experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and hip belts will be available for loan during the workshop. (Suggested donation $15)
Potluck dinner. We encourage you to bring something that might be served in the Middle East, but all food is welcome.
7:15 – 9 :00 pm
Circle Dance to Middle Eastern music, including traditional and modern dances. All dances will be taught. No experience needed. (Suggested donation $15)
Special Additional Session
12:30 – 2:30 pm
For those arriving early, Mary Ellen Cannon will lead a community circle dance. Bring a dance to share or simply enjoy the dance. (Suggested donation $5 – $15)
If you’d like to stay over night, you may reserve a bed at Neskaya by emailing [email protected] Beds are dormitory style. Linens and towels provided. Suggested donation $25 a night. You may also bring your worn bedding and sleep on the dance floor.
Donations will be split between Neskaya and organizations supporting refugees from the Middle East.
For other questions about the Middle Eastern Day contact Daisy at [email protected]