Modest, energetic and friendly in person with a twinkle in her eye, she relayed to me the start of her passionate love affair with belly dance and the Middle East as well as revealing the great efforts and time it has taken her to finally get to this stage to be able to see her latest production ‘Scheherazade and the One Thousand and One Nights’ being performed for two nights at Sadler’s Wells.
Company of Dreams
'Scheherazade and 1001 Nights' (Dance Production): An ambitious project produced by the 'Company of Dreams', this will be a full length oriental ballet featuring a unique blend of middle eastern dance with western dance forms such as contemporary dance, jazz and Latin, plus fire artistry, illusion and thrilling music, all wrapped up in a dramatic narrative to keep you on the edge of your seat.
From the wide and fantastic range of relevant films, festivals, exhibitions, music, talks, dance, comedy and much more, I offer you my top five picks.
SAFAR 2016 (Film Festival): A vibrant celebration of contemporary Arab cinema, the biennial festival returns to London with an insightful selection of films from the MENA region, including productions from: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria and Palestine.