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A Holiday Evening of Belly Dance

December 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 – $25

Come and see 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.

Not able to attend in-person? Stream the show Live from your home!

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:

Wisteria – An accomplished fusion dancer who got her start in belly dancing here in Bellingham, Washington. Now a member of Qabila Folkdance Company, she is based out of Seattle. Wisteria has studied Dance and Movement Therapy from Lesley University.

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.

Damiana Dance Company – An American Tribal Style troupe, these dancers use cueing system to dance in unison with eachother – you would never know that this dance is improvised!
Seattle Guests

Qabila Folkdance Company – a collective of dancers in Seattle, Washington who focus on Middle Eastern dance. The Qabila Foundation is dedicated to sharing the joy and diversity of Arabic folk dance rooted on the 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!

Please note that we ask that all in-person audience members remain masked during this event


December 4, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15 – $25


Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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(360) 305-9858
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