A belly dancing holiday party

Come see some of the fantastic, dramatic and breathtaking belly dancing that Bellingham has to offer! Plus special guests, the Qabila Folk Dance Company and drummer David Metz who will be coming from Seattle to perform for us tonight!

Come early for a drink at the Firehouse Cafe before the doors open for the show at 6pm. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the beautiful Firehouse Performing Arts Center – a former firehouse turned into a small theater – a short walk from historic Fairhaven.

Can’t attend in person? Stream the show live from home!

This evening will be a sparkling evening of raqs sharqi (oriental dance), fusion and folk dance from the Middle East; while our guest Toastmaster will share small bites of music and dance history and culture.

The artists of the evening include:

Rachel Carter – Owner of Rachel Belly Dances here in Bellingham, Rachel is a playful artist who may make you want to dance! She is sure to bring energy and sparkle to her performance.

Kathleen Houseman – A haunting fusion dancer with dramatic flair. She is a wonderful, multi-talented artist brought to Bellingham, Montana.

Damiana Dance Company or Azara Bellydance – coming soon!

Seattle guests

Qabila Folkdance Company – a dance collective in Seattle, Washington that focuses on Middle Eastern dance. The Qabila Foundation is dedicated to sharing the joy and diversity of Arab folk dance rooted in the belief that art can build bridges of understanding between cultures, ages, genres, ideologies and origins and we allows everyone to belong.

David B. Metz – The drummer of the “dancers”! David has been playing Middle Eastern music and playing drums for dancer drum solos for many years! Ever seen a drum solo ?! You will enjoy ! A drum solo is a completely improvised duet between a drummer and a dancer. Fun, fast-paced and thrilling, this is not an act to be missed!

Please note that we ask all members of the public in person to remain masked during this event


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