A Holiday Evening of Belly Dance
Come experience some of the fantastic, dramatic and breathtaking belly dance that Bellingham has to offer! Plus special guests, Qabila Folk Dance Company and drummer David Metz who will be traveling from Seattle to perform for us this evening!
Come early to enjoy a beverage at the Firehouse Cafe before the doors open for the show at 6pm. The show will start right at 6:30pm in the beautiful Firehouse Performing Arts Center - an old firehouse turned small theatre - a short walk from the Historic Fairhaven District.
This evening will be a sparkling evening of raqs sharqi (oriental dance), fusion, and middle eastern folk dance; while our guest Toastmaster will share little bites of history and culture of the music and the dance.
Performers for the evening include:
Rachel Carter - Owner of Rachel Belly Dances here in Bellingham, Rachel is a playful performer who may make you feel like dancing along! She is sure to bring energy and sparkle to her performance.
Kathleen Houseman - A mesmerizing fusion dancer with dramatic flair. She is a wonderful artist of many talents imported to Bellingham from Montana.
Qabila Folkdance Company - a collective of dancers in Seattle, Washington who focus on Middle Eastern dance. The award winning Qabila Dance Company was created in the fall of 2011 under the artistic direction of Aubre Hill. Dedicated to sharing the joy and diversity of Arabic dance, Qabila performs social dances from across the Arab World and beyond. Qabila has expanded with dance companies in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and most recently, the Seattle Chapter, which was founded in 2020 under the direction of Stefanie Fatooh. Their work centers on a strong belief that art can build bridges of understanding across cultures, ages, genders, ideologies, and backgrounds and allows us all to belong.
David B. Metz - The 'dancers' drummer'! David has been playing middle eastern music and drumming for dancers drum solos for many years! Never seen a drum solo?! You are in for a treat! A drum solo is a completely improvised duet between a drummer and a dancer. Fun, fast and thrilling, this is not an act to miss!
Kat - Owner of the Tacoma Dance Studios, Kat has accepted the invitation to grace Bellingham for one evening only!! A generous, kind and showstopping dancer, Kat is an class act that you
won't want to miss!
The Firehouse Arts and Events Center (View)
1314 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|