Johara and Snake Dance Theater seeks to educate the public on the artistic and cultural heritage
of Middle Eastern Belly Dance and elevate the art form to its rightful place in the esteem of a growing
audience, through entertaining and dynamic performances that use both traditional and innovative new
forms of Middle Eastern dance and music.
Dance Theater Company entertains audiences in Boston
and throughout New England with their unique blend of traditional
and fusion Belly dance at parties, corporate functions, cultural
festivals, night clubs, fundraising galas, theatrical programs,
and more. They were City Spotlight winners in 2008 and have
appeared on numerous television programs and in newspapers in
Boston and Cambridge. They have graced such stages as the Citi
Performing Arts Center (formerly Wang), The Boston Center for
the Arts, and the John Hancock Center.
The company features full group, trios, duets, and solo acts
in such diverse styles as: traditional Egyptian/Turkish style,
Hollywood-style (I Dream of Jeanie, King Tut), tribal, Latin
and Hip-Hop fusions, and more. Snake Dance Theater Company keeps
audiences on the edge of their seats with their sizzling performances,
glamorous costumes, and theatrical props (giant Isis wings,
swords, candles, silk veils, and trays). No matter how large
or small the event, Snake Dance Theater thoroughly entertains
as they educate their public on this beautiful art form from
the Middle East.
Let Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company make your next event
one to talk about.
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Snake Dance Productions:
Johara and Snake Dance Theater Company have brought Middle Eastern
Belly Dance out of the shadows and on to the bright lights of
the stage: Celestial Bodies: 2001 Belly Dance Odyssey (2001);
East Meets West: Arabia American Style (2003); Gypsy in Cairo
(2005); Fools For the Dance (2007), and Emergence (2008).
Johara's shows have produced full houses and rave reviews in
Middle Eastern Dance in New England magazine. Her productions
reveal her creative vision of Middle Eastern dance. She utilizes
such theatrical elements as: thematic frameworks, storylines,
poetry, acting, set and props, and multi-media.
Snake Dance Theater Company has also performed at numerous cultural
events, private parties, weddings, fundraisers, and festivals.
Some highlights include: City Spotlights show at the Citi Performing
Arts Center (2008), The Asian American Civic Association's Annual
Gala at the Boston Center for the Arts (2008), Visions of the
East at MIT's Kresge Theater (2007), show at the John
Hancock Center and performances on Boston and Cambridge television
Egyptian and Turkish style choreography
(Entrance dance with finger cymbals, veil dance, drum solo,
Egyptian cane dance, and finale)
Turkish-Techno: Modern and high energy
Retro-Belly Dance Medley:
I Dream of Jeanie, Turkish-Psychedelic number, Saturday Night
Fever, King Tut, Walk Like an Egyptian, and Led Zeppelin's Kashmir
Salsa-Belly Dance: Spicy Latin/Arabian
Fusion (Shakira and more) in red and black belly dance costumes
Tribal-Fusion: Swords, veils, candles
along with exotic costumes and music.
Fantasy Style Mystical Silk veil dance
in pastel colors.
Khaleegy Folk: Saudi Arabian Bedoin
dance with traditional dresses in 6 bright colors and embroidered
Raks Assaya Egyptian Cane dance.
Turkish Rom Gypsy: Colorful gypsy
skirts and plenty of sassy attitude.
Hip-Hop Belly Dance: Trio dance to
Beyonce and Solo by Lady Snake combining pop-n-lock with belly
PROPS MEMBERS UTILIZE: Veils, swords, candle
(battery-operated) trays, canes, and Isis-wings add even more
excitement to their shows.