A Holiday Evening of Belly Dance
December 2nd 2023
Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 6:30pm
Come experience some of the fantastic, dramatic and breathtaking belly dance that Bellingham has to offer! Plus special guest, 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 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.
Damiana Dance Company – Led by Cara Cressell and Jen Cerdena, these talented performers will bring a modern style of belly dance that was created here in the U.S. called Fat Chance Belly Dance (FCBD) style.
This style’s signature is using cues among the dancers to improvise their dance, while staying in synchrony with each other. Come and watch, you would never know that they are improvising!
Seattle Guests
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!
Wisteria a former Bellingham resident, Wisteria does it all! She dances fusion, Egyptian Folkloric and raqs sharqi. Wisteria is a captivating dancer who dances and teaches in Seattle. Don’t miss her, or her legendary hair tosses, while she is in Bellingham!
Firehouse Arts and Events Center
1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, Wa 98225