Belly dancing, or "raqs sharqi" in Arabic, is a dance style with age-old, yet uncertain, roots. Some theories place its origins in North Africa; others, in ancient Babylon. Its introduction to American dates to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Belly dance is a dance built on a series of muscle isolations, which gives it a considerably different aesthetic from mainstream styles of Western dance. In this country, belly dancing has found its expression in two primary styles. The cabaret style includes traditional Turkish and Egyptian movements, whereas tribal style, while having a more modern sense, is still steeped in the dance traditions of India, Africa, and the Middle East.
It is this tribal style of belly dance that Jahara Phoenix brings to life on the stage. Based in Gwinnett County, Georgia, its dancers explore these various world cultures - from Turkey to Spain, India to West Africa, and even the Far East - bringing a sense of dynamic history to the stage. In particular, Jahara Phoenix conveys a solid understanding of the eastern spiritual concept, and takes on a more mystical side of belly dancing, which differentiates them from other tribal dance troupes, showcasing the exceptional belly dance theatre for which the Jahara Phoenix dancers have become well-known. Get ready to be inspired by the creativity of this world fusion dance troupe as they light up the stage and share with their audiences their energy, grace, and passion.
The ancient art of belly dance can transport us to a world of magical places - let Jahara Phoenix take you there!
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We are heavily influenced by the Gawazee and Bedouin tribes of Egypt and the Rajisthani of India. We take the traditional and mix it with the influence of American Vaudville and Ballet.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 5 - 45 minutes
The Jahara Phoenix Dance Company offers a family-friendly show that incorporates traditional and modern bellydance music with a multitude of props such as sword, basket, fire, and veil. Audiences are encouraged to participate by clapping and calling out phrases such as "Opa!", "Aiwa!", and "Yalla!". The length of performances and usage of props involved is up to the client, however we do finish out the set with a group participation number - it is at this time that the audience is encouraged to get up and dance with the dancers and have some fun.
Dance area free of debris
Private dressing area
Sound system with CD and/or AUX input
The traditional method of tipping the dancer is to shower her with bills or throw bills at her feet. We DO NOT, under any circumstances, accept tips in our costumes. If an audience member wishes to tip the dancer they can do so in either the traditional method stated above or by waiting until we finish out our set with our basket dance in the audience participation where the tip can be placed in the basket.
A typical 20-minute set consists of the following: Intro, Basket Dance, Finger Cymbal Dance, Sword Dance, Fast Group Improvisation, Drum Solo, Group Participation
Past Booked Dates:
09-25-2011 — Duluth Fall Festival / Duluth, GA
09-17-2011 — Suwanee Day / Suwanee, GA
05-07-2011 — Barefoot in the Park / Duluth, GA
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Prom, Quinceañera, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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