by ifrah mansour on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows
A brilliantly colorful, heartfelt and moving performance. From beginning to end; you're greeted with a cheerful glistening moves, Enchanting diverse bodies and beatful soundtrack---you can't help but clap for the dancers and lean in closer when they leave off stage wanting more and more. In a week filed with blatant hate demonstration, the show was the perfect antidote for love and light overcoming hate. Much Love for supporting artists of color in the fringe Festival!
Great dance and great guest artist
by Austin Robinson-Coolidge on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 37 shows
Fun and engaging dance pieces. I liked the premise under which they performed, and the guest artist was a powerful and engaging speaker.
by Sara Robinson-Coolidge on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 49 shows
Belly dancing, other traditional Middle Easter dances, and a guest artist (the one we saw was a trans woman with a fantastic message). Very enjoyable!
great guest artist!
by Jeremy Motz on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 11 shows
i caught this performance on saturday, with the drumming guest artist. he made me miss drumming myself, very enjoyable! some of the dancing pieces were a lot of fun, and very well executed...i only question the ordering of the show, as some pieces flowed into another really smoothly, while there were other times there were "brief pauses" while we had to sit there in the dark waiting for costume changes. not that big a deal, but something i definitely noticed. good job!
A Celebration of Joyful Resistance!
by Penny Sterling on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows
We have met the 'enemy' and discovered that their weakness is joy. This is a series of dances that encourage us to laugh, and cry, and celebrate ourselves and our lives, even in times of struggle. The dances ran the gamut of the human condition, from sorrow to ribald hilarity, and everything in between. The addition of guest dancers from other cultures was a brilliant thought. I found myself clapping and whooping along with the music and the dance. Brava!
by Jessica Lindgren on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 20 shows
I love the amount of dance pieces that crop up during the Fringe. Beautiful venue, talented dancers, loved the invitation of guest artists to the performances. Overall production could have used a little polishing, but enjoyable nonetheless.
All those women!
by Emilia Allen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows
I thoroughly enjoyed this show, and particularly watching all of those badass women onstage. The music was so, so fantastic. I loved that they chose to directly address that our current political climate is so hostile to the cultures that produced this music and these dances. The Guest Artist bit is awesome and exciting--Khaldoun Samman is AMAZING, and he'll be back at next Sunday's show!
Some of the production elements could've used some smoothing over, but overall, a really enjoyable show.
A Shared Humanity
by Autumn Pennington on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show
I'm not unbiased, I dance with these lovely ladies, but I'm not in this production, so I got to see them from the audience view, and experience these dances personally in a different way. I'd love for audiences to appreciate all of the different styles of dance represented, each from its own vibrant culture and tradition, such as the balletic Nahan, so different from the social dance of Dabke. But I know what's most important, from seeing all of these pieces together, and I hope others will feel, is the shared humanity, the joys and sorrows, celebrations and traditions; a beautiful thing.
Great Dancing and Heavily Needed Theme
by Robin Rayfield on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows
The show was primarily a bellydance show, performed by fantastic dancers. Mirah Ammal had a lot of personality and energy, as well as being a fantastic dancer. The rest of her ensemble was fantastic as well. The show's theme was primarily about oppressed minorities, something that is heavily needed in this day and age. Something that they're doing every night is having a different guest dance ensemble of some sort of other ethnicity to perform with them. I can't review that portion of the show, as it is to be different each night. However, I will say that if you are a fan of bellydancing and if social commentary against oppression, this is a show for you.
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