Raqaset Shaabia: Folkloric Dance of the Arab World
JANUARY 25, 2009
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Silk Road Company presented a dance journey through the Arab World to a standing-room-only audience at the John F. Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on January 25, 2009. The performance -- Raqasat Shaabia: Folkloric Dances of the Middle East -- served as a prelude to the upcoming Arabesque Festival slated to begin in February.
The program included Algerian, Andalusian, Egyptian, Lebanese, and Saudi Arabian Dances as well as an interpretive piece inspired by an ancient poem by Iraqi poet al-Mutanabbi.
Since November 2001, Silk Road Dance Company has appeared eight times at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Several concerts may be viewed on line at the Kennedy Center archives.